Detroit Pistons acquire Jalen Duren, Kemba Walker in trade

Troy Weaver is at it again.

The Detroit Pistons general manager has agreed to a second trade in as many days, acquiring Memphis Tigers freshman center Jalen Duren with the 13th pick in a three-team deal with the New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets, the Free Press has confirmed.

The Pistons are also taking on Knicks guard Kemba Walker, who has one year and $9.2 million remaining on his contract and sending a 2025 first-round pick from Milwaukee, acquired one day earlier, to the Hornets.

Buyout talks are expected to commence between Walker and the Pistons.

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Memphis center Jalen Duren dunks against Gonzaga during the second round of the NCAA tournament March 19 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.

In Wednesday’s trade with Portlandthe Pistons dealt Jerami Grant for a 2025 first-round pick via the Bucks — protected 1-4 — two future second-round picks and a swap of second-round picks in Thursday’s draft. The move gave the Pistons the most cap space in the NBA at around $43 million, with the potential to become more than $50 million. Adding the salaries of Walker and Duren will eat into those numbers, but still leaves the Pistons with at least $30 million in space, depending on if a buyout with Walker is reached.