This year’s Orlando Summer League will be an interesting one for the Pistons. Not often does a team go into play without a June draft pick on the roster. This year, the focus will be on second year players trying to etch out their spot on the roster.
It will also be a prime opportunity for non-roster players to impress the likes of Stan Van Gundy and even other coaches and executives across the league. The Pistons don’t have many roster spots open, but they sure do have plenty of space on their newly formed NBA Developmental League team — The Grand Rapids Drive.
The Pistons have invited a wide array of skilled players with them for Summer League play. As always though, there seems to be some common characteristics between those players.
Everyone comes in with energy and toughness as part of their game.
Yet there are still roles that can be filled to earn roster spots down the road.
Here is a look at five players to watch this upcoming week during Summer League play.