Pistons News: Detroit Explored Trade For Heat' Norris Cole, Per Report

The Detroit Pistons reportedly explored a trade for Miami Heat guard Norris Cole following Brandon Jennings' season-ending injury. However, an injury to one of the key cogs of the deal has likely put those negotiations on the shelf.

Here's MLive's David Mayo with the scoop:

The Pistons are exploring trade options. There was a report by MLive's sister site Cleveland.com that the Pistons explored a trade with Miami for Norris Cole, which was accurate, according to one of my sources, but the Heat also wanted to throw in Danny Granger's contract, which includes a $2.1 million player option for next season, for Jonas Jerebko's expiring contract. That would have been a great move for a pre-injury Granger but a huge risk now for Detroit.

The Pistons still have time to sign a guard from the NBA D-League and give him an extended look on two 10-day contracts up to the February 19th trade deadline. However, don't be surprised if the Pistons continue to explore trade options as they look to stay in the mix for the Eastern Conference's 8th seed down the stretch.

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