Pistons sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tony Mitchell, Mitchell gets three-year contract

The Pistons have signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tony Mitchell.

Caldwell-Pope will receive the standard 120 percent of the rookie salary scale, according to ShamSports.com.

More interestingly, Mitchell signed a three-year contract – though the third season is fully unguaranteed until the July preceding that season. That will allow the Pistons to hold his bird rights if he completes the contract.

Mitchell’s contract pays more than league minimum for the upcoming season. I’m not sure how far back you’d have to dig to find a Piston second-round pick who didn’t play in Europe – eliminating Kyle Singler and Mehmet Okur, both of whom received more – and got more than a minimum salary, but I bet it’s been quite some time. Though his pay bump is relatively small ($9,820) and he’ll make just the minimum the following two seasons, I wonder what Mitchell did to earn such an honor.

ShamSports.com also updated its info on free-agent contracts. A few nuggets:

All updates are now reflected on the contract information page.

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