The Detroit Pistons sign Wayne Ellington for a second stint

CLEVELAND, OHIO - MARCH 18: Wayne Ellington #20 of the Detroit Pistons . (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - MARCH 18: Wayne Ellington #20 of the Detroit Pistons . (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons have bolstered their depth at shooting guard with their newest addition.

After what has been an absolutely chaotic week for fans of the Detroit Pistons, the final roster is finally starting to take shape. They’ve just signed Wayne Ellington to a one-year deal worth $2.6 million.

This will be his second stint in Detroit, the first coming just under two years ago when he was picked up from the buyout market, hoping to add to the Pistons depth as they pushed for the playoffs.

He appeared in 28 games and averaged 12.0 points per game on 37.3 percent shooting from three-point range. He was more or less exactly what Detroit needed him to be. Admittedly, he faded in the playoff series against Milwaukee but, who on the roster didn’t.

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With this move, the idea that we’ve conjured up about Troy Weaver’s vision becomes more and more clear. The Pistons plan to accumulate as many young prospects as they can while also loading up on seasoned veterans.

In doing this, the idea is that they can still conduct their rebuild in a relatively traditional manner, while also saving themselves from the embarrassment of being a “Trust the Process” level of bad.

Quite literally the only position that Detroit didn’t have definitive depth at was shooting guard, and Ellington more or less fills it out.

For those seeking out an answer on whether or not this was a good or a bad move, it’s neither. Really all it is, is the exact move we could have anticipated. There were only so many guards left on the board and again, Ellington fits the mold of the presumed vision.

The Pistons opening night roster is finally taking shape, and fans may finally have some time to relax. It appears the extreme moves have come to an end.

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