Pistons release Jonny Flynn, Terrence Williams; pick up options on Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight

The Pistons had a handful of transactions today, all of which were expected. In the biggest no-brainers, the team picked up Greg Monroe‘s fourth-year option at $4 million and Brandon Knight‘s third year option at $2.8 million, per Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press.

The team also waived training camp invites Terrence Williams and Jonny Flynn. Though both players, Williams in particular, still have some untapped upside, are young and were lottery picks not that long ago, neither did much in their limited preseason action, let alone enough to make the Pistons consider eating a guaranteed contract to keep one or the other.

Personally, I’m a big fan of Williams and think he has a future in the league, particularly as a lockdown perimeter defender.

The Pistons are now at the roster limit of 15, so barring a trade, this will be the team they start the season with.

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