Detroit Pistons Trade Ben Gordon To Charlotte Bobcats, According To Report

ORLANDO FL - JANUARY 24: Ben Gordon #7 of the Detroit Pistons sets up a play during the game against the Orlando Magic at Amway Arena on January 24 2011 in Orlando Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this Photograph user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

The Detroit Pistons have traded Ben Gordon and a first-round pick to the Charlotte Bobcats in return for Corey Maggette, according to a report.

The 2012 NBA Draft is set to take place on Thursday and many moves are expected to be made, but a pre-draft move has already occurred. The Charlotte Bobcats and the Detroit Pistons have gotten things started on the trade front, as the two sides have agreed to a deal, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

In the deal, the Bobcats will get Ben Gordon and Detroit's 2013 first-round pick, with lottery protection, in return for Corey Maggette. As Wojnarowski notes, the deal will send the Pistons an expiring contract while also saving the team nearly $15 million in salary.

For more on the Detroit Pistons visit SB Nation's Pistons blog Detroit Bad Boys. For more on the Charlotte Bobcats, visit SB Nation's Bobcats blog Rufus On Fire.

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