Detroit Pistons Links 05/31/14: Cap Talk, Coaching Staff


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Good morning and welcome to the weekend, from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where it’s actually summer temperatures across this great land and Lake Superior is more frozen than a Kwame Kilpatrick bank account.

Anyways, enough weekend fun. A lot of stories that had leaked out over the past few weeks have become official about the coaching staff. We focus on that and the Pistons salary cap on this weekend edition of Palace Picks!

It’s a new era in Detroit, as Stan Van Gundy has officially hired four new coaches to his staff. Detroit Free Press’ Vince Ellis with the tweetage:

Ellis also talked to Luigi Datome about Rasheed Wallace and what he meant to the players last year:

Ok, let’s recap. The coaches we thought were in are 100% in. Rasheed Wallace is gone, but John Loyer is back — though he could be reassigned somewhere else inside the organization. I mean come on, couldn’t Raaasheeed Wah Wah Wah Wallace coach the D-League squad? Or coach Tom Gore’s sponsored middle school team? There’s a cost for being a boss. For those of you feeling down about Rasheed Wallace being let go from the organization, our friends at Detroit Bad Boys have a ‘Rage Thread’ to get the angst off your chest. You don’t want to go into the weekend with angst. That’s why we have to look at the Pistons’ salary cap with happiness. Hoops Rumors has the full outlook of the offseason.

"Detroit is in line for nearly $38MM in commitments for next season, given Jonas Jerebko‘s intention to opt in. The starting salary in a max deal for Monroe would come in at around $14MM, since he’s only eligible for a max equivalent to roughly 25% of the salary cap. That would give the Pistons 10 players under contract and about $10MM in available cap space, enough leeway to re-sign Rodney Stuckey or go after a shooter with money that would exceed the value of the mid-level exception."

Considering Van Gundy’s opinion on Stuckey, I don’t see him wanting to come back to Detroit. Jodie Meeks, Trevor Ariza, or Rashard Lewis might be good fits. – In case you missed it last night, the Heat eliminated the Pacers for the third straight year in the Eastern Conference Finals.  Now the attention shifts to whether or not Larry Bird and company tries to keep unrestricted free agent Lance Stephenson. FanSided’s Jack Jorgensen has the latest thoughts from teammate Paul George.

And finally….

You know you’ve made it when you get a hug from THE Doris Burke.