Detroit Pistons: 5 bargain bin targets in 2019 NBA free agency

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The Detroit Pistons don’t have a ton of money available at this point in 2019 NBA free agency, but they could still use another piece or two.

The Detroit Pistons have made a few additions in 2019 NBA free agency with point guard Derrick Rose being the chief piece among them. However, they shouldn’t be done adding completely. They could use more depth in the frontcourt, specifically behind Andre Drummond, as they don’t have a true center on the roster outside of him. They could bring back Zaza Pachulia on another veteran minimum deal, but they don’t appear in any rush to re-sign him.

The Pistons have just a hair under $2 million in space below the tax line, but that number could grow to right around $5 million if they were to rescind the cap holds of Pachulia and Jose Calderon. They’ve done a good job of adding depth at positions where they were thin last year, and they go at least two deep at most spots. However, there are still a number of quality rotation pieces left on the market that could fill a role for the Pistons in the 2019-20 season.

Detroit is rumored to be in the Russell Westbrook sweepstakes to possibly give the team a chance to compete for titles, but it needs to focus on developing long-term prospects while cleaning the books of bad salary. Short-term deals to fill out the rotation should be the priority at this point, and these guys fall right in line with that idea.