Detroit Pistons: A Busy Start To Free Agency

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Jan 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Jodie Meeks (20) dribbles as Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole (30) defends during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Pistons Load Up On Shooters

The Detroit Pistons were always going to be active during free agency with a new regime in place in the front office. Still, it’s perhaps a little surprising just how quickly the Pistons have set about doing their business.

Stan Van Gundy definitely has a type, and in his new duel coaching/front office role in the Motor City, he has wasted no time in surrounding himself with players that fit his eye. On the opening day of free agency, Detroit signed the experienced shooting combo of Jodie Meeks and Cartier Martin.

Although they might not be household names, Meeks and Martin were shrewd acquisitions. The Pistons desperately lacked quality shooters last season, and in those two players, they’ve grabbed underrated players who can knock down open shots.

Away from the signings there’s been rumors aplenty mentioning the Pistons too. From big name free agents, to potential trades, and sign-and-trades, there’s no doubt there’s plenty more business to come for Detroit.

Before all of that, let’s take a closer look at Meeks, Martin, and some of the other potential signees for the Pistons.

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Tags: Cartier Martin Detroit Pistons Greg Monroe Isaiah Thomas Jodie Meeks

  • Kyle Sherman

    I don’t think svg really wants to keep Monroe but is saying all the right things in case they have to keep him. Josh smith has so much talent, but at this point in his career, he pretty much is what he is. None of this really means anything unless Drummond realizes just what a beast he really is and starts dominating the league. I thing Stan realizes what he has in him and is building the same type of team that he built around Howard in Orlando. Drummond realizing his potential is the key.

    • Adam McGee

      That could well be true, and if Monroe genuinely wants the max, it could be a wise move to forget about him too. I really like Moose, just not sure he’s quite that good of a player. Lacks a mid-range game and needs to show more on defense.

      In terms of Drummond, you’re completely correct. The Pistons future will be determined by his ability to utilize his talents and kick on. I fully expect SVG with his track record to be the man recognize and try to hone that though.

      • Kyle Sherman