The Brooklyn Nets are working to trim their roster down, and after waiving Cory Jefferson earlier in the day, Billy King made a small deal to help aid in the process even more:
Brooklyn has traded guard Steve Blake to Detroit for Quincy Miller, with the Nets likely releasing Miller, league sources tell RealGM.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 13, 2015
Blake opted in to his $2.17 million contract for next year before the Portland Trail Blazers shipped him to Brooklyn on draft night. The Nets have now turned around and flipped him to the Detroit Pistons to clear a roster spot. The point-guard spot in Detroit is manned by Reggie Jackson, Brandon Jennings and Spencer Dinwiddie, but if Blake sticks, he can provide serviceable depth.
Miller has failed to make an impact in the NBA since being taken 38th by the Denver Nuggets in the 2012 NBA Draft. He was supposed to play for the Pistons’ Summer League team in Orlando, but he broke his nose in a practice before it even started and didn’t suit up. Now he’s a free agent and will try to latch on with another team.