The writing was on the wall, but the Detroit Pistons have finally made moves to open up space on the roster. Monday night, Pistons management made the decision to let go of point guard Peyton Siva and forward Josh Harrellson.
Siva, who was drafted by the Pistons in 2013, took to twitter to say thanks to all the Pistons fans.
Siva, who ran the show for the Pistons Orlando Summer League team, had a good showing last week in the three games he played. He averaged 10 points per game while dishing out 5 assists.
He missed the final two games though because of a hamstring injury.
Drafted by the Pistons in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft, Siva struggled during his rookie season. Getting some time due to the injuries to Will Bynum and Chauncey Billups, Siva shot just 31% from the floor and 28% from three. He averaged nearly just as many turnovers as he did assists.
Harrellson averaged 3 points and 2 rebounds per game last season for the Pistons. The former Kentucky Wildcat was scheduled to play for the Pistons Summer League squad, but couldn’t due to a lower back injury.
Looking for a more traditional post presence on the bench, Detroit signed center Aaron Gray to the league minimum. That move seemed to seal the deal on Harrellson’s departure. Harrellson also went to twitter to thank Detroit fans.
Thank you to the @DetroitPistons and to the loyal fans we had this past season! It was a joy to play for you all!
— Josh Harrellson (@BigJorts55) July 15, 2014
The moves were made Monday evening, to make room for the recently signed D.J. Augustin and Caron Butler, who were introduced to Detroit media earlier this afternoon.
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