Detroit Pistons C Nerlens Noel and G Alec Burks get jersey numbers

During the 2022 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons acquired Jalen Duren, who was originally selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 13 pick, and Kemba Walker from the New York Knicks.

A week after the conclusion of the draft, the Pistons and Knicks made another trade that sent C Nerlens Noel, G Alec Burks Detroit’s own second-round pick in 2023, the Heat’s second-round pick in 2024, AND $6 million in cash to the Pistons.

In exchange, the Knicks got absolutely nothing except for salary cap space.

By taking on Noel and Burks, the Pistons took themselves out of the running for any free agents looking for a max contract.

Detroit Pistons C Nerlens Noel and G Alec Burks get jersey numbers

The trade between the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks has been made official and according to Rod Beard of the Detroit News, we now know that numbers Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks will be wearing during the 2022-23 season.

According to Beard, Noel will wear No. 9, while Alec Burks will wear No. 5.

The previous players to wear No. 9 for the Pistons include the following: (Via Basketball Reference)

Ralph Johnson 1950-1953
Richie Niemiera 1950
Dick Groat 1953
Zeke Sinicola 1954
Paul Walther 1955
Chuck Noble 1956-1958
Willie Jones 1961-1965
Tom Van Arsdale 1966-1968
Happy Hairston 1968-1970
Ben Kelso 1974
Darrell Walker 1992-1993
Charles O’Bannon 1998-1999
Jermaine Jackson 2000
Billy Owens 2001
Rodney White 2002
Danny Manning 2003
Bob Sura 2004
Horace Jenkins 2005
Maurice Evans 2006
Walter Herrmann 2008-2009
Austin Daye 2010-2013
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 2014-2017
Luke Kennard 2018-2020
Frank Jackson 2021-2022
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The previous players to wear No. 9 for the Pistons include the following:

Jerry Nagel 1950
Bob Harris 1951
Ken Murray 1951
Jim Riffey 1951
Mel Hutchins 1954-1957
Joe Holup 1958-1959
Bill Thieben 1958
Ron Johnson 1961
Wali Jones 1976
Jackie Robinson 1980
Lionel Hollins 1984
Walter Bond 1995
Litterial Green 1997
Kornél Dávid 2001
Victor Alexander 2002
Jarvis Hayes 2008
Chris Wilcox 2010-2011
Damien Wilkins 2012
Tony Mitchell 2014
John Lucas III 2015
Michael Gbinije 2017
Langston Galloway 2018-2020
Jerami Grant 2021-2022

Nation, will you be purchasing either a Nerlens Noel jersey or an Alec Burks jersey?

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