Pistons rescind 3-player, 3-team deal with Rockets and 76ers
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons rescinded a three-player, three-team trade with the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.
Pistons general manager Jeff Bower said all the players involved in the deal were not cleared medically. He did not provide details, citing medical privacy.
Houston had traded guard Marcus Thornton and center Donatas Motiejunas to Detroit last week for center Joel Anthony and a protected, first-round draft pick this year. The Rockets also made the move to acquire the draft rights of forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum from Philadelphia.
Thornton averaged 10 points in his first 47 games with Houston. Motiejunas started 62 games for the Rockets last season, but appeared in just 14 games this season after having back surgery. Anthony has been a seldom-used reserve for the Pistons.