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Wisconsin basketball: Former Badgers forward Jon Leuer signs with Detroit Pistons

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The former UW big gets a...well, big contract.

NBA: Sacramento Kings at Phoenix Suns Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a fast frenzy in the early 36-plus hours of NBA free agency. That included former Wisconsin Badgers forward Jon Leuer, who according to multiple reports, signed a four-year, $42 million deal with the Detroit Pistons.

ESPN’s Marc Stein and’s Chris Haynes first reported the terms of the deal on Saturday afternoon, with Leuer’s agency, Priority Sports, announcing the four-year deal shortly before.

Last year with the Phoenix Suns, he averaged 8.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in 67 games. For his five-year career, Leuer’s played in 253 games — averaging 5.6 points and 3.5 rebounds between four teams. He was initially drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in second round of the 2011 NBA Draft.