There is no doubt that wing help is a major priority for the Pistons heading into the free agency period. Today they addressed some of their wing depth issues by bringing in a veteran forward into the mix.
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowksi, The Pistons have signed Cartier Martin to help spread the floor and solve their shooting woes.
Free agent Cartier Martin has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2014
Martin split time between the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls — two playoff teams last season.
He averaged 6 points and 2 rebounds a game. He shot 39% from three while averaging nearly three attempts per game. The 6’7″ 220 pound forward will battle with Jonas Jerebko, Kyle Singler, and Luigi Datome for playing time. Terms of the one year deal have not yet been disclosed. Martin is a versatile player that brings two things to the table that Stan Van Gundy loves. Shooting ability and defense.
Hoops Habit’s Adam McGee touched on the shooting aspect of Martin’s game earlier this summer.
Martin had an impressive 56% field goal percentage in catch and shoot situations. He provides solid defensive play on the wing and could earn playing time simply based on that fact.
He is a rotation player that brings some of the energy to the floor that Van Gundy believes is missing. He can do a little bit of everything for his position.
The Pistons have kept busy on day one of free agency and still have plenty of work to do.