The Detroit Pistons are not likely to be big buyers when it comes to NBA free agents.
Not only will they have limited cap space, but most of the roster spots are already spoken for, especially after the Pistons take Cade Cunningham in the NBA Draft and re-sign Hamidou Diallo and Frank Jackson.
With ten players definitely under contract, the Pistons would likely have to make a trade to clear any roster spots if they want to make a significant addition in free agency that doesn’t involve one of their own guys.
They are going to add impact talent with the first pick in the NBA Draft, as Cunningham looks like a potential superstar, but most of their other needs are things they won’t be able to find by adding another teenager to the roster.
We know Troy Weaver is going to be busy and I have a feeling there will be some roster shuffling before it is all said and done.
Here are three things the Pistons need to find in free agency that they might not be able to get in the NBA Draft.
Detroit Pistons: The Pistons need a veteran point guard
The Pistons will likely have three young point guards on the roster next season in Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes and Saben Lee.
Both Cunningham and Hayes will be 19-years-old and even though it will be his second season, Hayes is more or less still a rookie after only playing 26 games this season.
Lee is 22 but still needs a lot of work and may even spend some time in the G-League along with 20-year-old prospect Sekou Doumbouya.
The Pistons could definitely use a smart veteran point guard to help guide the youngsters, and it would be nice to grab a guy from a winning culture who can provide some mentorship along with coach Dwane Casey.
There are several potential names out there, but a guy like Patty Mills would be perfect if they could clear up enough cap space to make him an offer. I doubt he would be interested in joining a rebuild at this stage in his career, but he fits the profile of what the Pistons need in a backup point guard.