Houston Rockets won’t sign Erick Dampier, will the Detroit Pistons?


The Houston Rockets won’t sign Erick Dampier, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle (hat tip: Detroit Bad Boys).

The Pistons could use a defensive-minded big man if they’re truly committed to making the playoffs this year. I think they’re more committed to minimizing costs, even though they have the full mid-level exception to offer.

On Dampier’s end, the Toronto Raptors were supposedly his second choice, so he’s obviously not completely attached to playing for a contender.

The odds of the Pistons signing Dampier are still extremely low, but they’re higher than they were a day ago. With Greg Monroe’s strong play lately, do you even want Dampier anymore, anyway?