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Bostjan Nachbar might fit with Pistons


Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

"Boki Nachbar is returning from Europe still w/ great rep for shooting well, working hard: Raptors, Nets, Knicks, Spurs, Sixers checking in."

"Wouldn’t rule out Detroit for Nachbar, whose new coach, Lawrence Frank, loved coaching him in New Jersey. Good, one year stop-gap guy."

The Rockets drafted Bostjan Nachbar, who has apparently picked up the nickname Boki, with the No. 15 pick in the 2002 draft. He spent a couple years in Houston and one with the Hornets before playing his best basketball with the Nets under Lawrence Frank. Best is relative, though, and Nachbar signed with Dynamo Moscow in 2008. He maybe could’ve stayed in the NBA, but his Russian deal was pretty hefty, especially in a time the Euro was gaining traction over the U.S. dollar.

Nachbar’s rep for shooting well? That might be a little less than deserved. He’s a career 37.5 percent 3-point shooter, and he’s had only one season better than 39 percent.

I wouldn’t rush to sign him, but if Tayshaun Prince leaves as a free agent, the Pistons will probably add a veteran forward. I’d rather have Nachbar on a cheap deal than Mike Dunleavy nearing the full mid-level exception.