The Brandon Jennings era in Milwaukee is officially over after he was traded to the Detroit Pistons for Brandon Knight, Khris Middleton and Savla Kravtsov on Wednesday. This move surprised a lot of people as many expected Jennings to accept the Bucks one year, $4.5 million qualifying offer to return to Milwaukee for a final season. But this trade should have obviously been in the works for a while if you’d paid attention to Jennings’ clothes and shoes over the recent days and years.
First, Jennings wore a Pistons Bad Boys shirt to the Drew League last weekend. That seems like a pretty clear signal.
Then Jennings released a photo of his new colorway for his shoe line with Under Armour two weeks ago. It looks very Piston-y.
Finally, and most importantly, this picture of a young Jennings in a Grant Hill Pistons jersey should have been enough evidence to predict this trade years ago.