Apr 13, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Peyton Siva (34) dribbles around Toronto Raptors guard Nando de Colo (3) in the fourth quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Toronto won 116-107. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Pistons waive Peyton Siva and Josh Harrellson

Mark Deeks of ShamSports.com:

Pistons have also waived both Josh Harrellson and Peyton Siva.

Pistons renounced Rodney Stuckey, Chauncey Billupps and Charlie Villanueva.

It’s no surprise Peyton Siva is being waived, and it’s even less of a surprise Josh Harrellson is. They have unguaranteed contracts, so the Pistons will take no cap hit.

They’ll effectively be replaced by D.J. Augustin (an upgrade from Siva) and Aaron Gray (a downgrade from a healthy Harrellson). Not that the moves need should be judged as a package, but I’m happy overall with the swaps. Augustin is the only impact player of the four.

Stan Van Gundy is shuffling the back of the roster to get in his guys, and throughout Van Gundy’s tenure so far, fit has been an important consideration.

Renouncing Rodney Stuckey, Charlie Villanueva and Chauncey Billups were expected formalities to clear cap room for the new free-agent additions. The Pistons can still re-sign those three. (Why?) They just can’t use bird rights to do so.

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