Detroit Pistons: Cap space and the 2023 NBA free-agent class

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Detroit Pistons: 2023 NBA free agent starters

The next tier of guys includes players who are all starters for their respective teams. It is a deep group with a lot of names that might interest the Detroit Pistons.

  • DeAndre Hunter
  • Nikola Vucevic
  • Christian Wood: No thanks
  • Tyler Herro
  • Myles Turner
  • De’Angelo Russell
  • RJ Barrett
  • Jerami Grant
  • Harrison Barnes
  • Bojan Bogdanovic
  • Kyle Kuzma
  • Kristaps Porzingis
  • Jordan Poole

There are several names on this list that might interest the Detroit Pistons, though many of these players will end up signing extensions with the teams they are currently on. It’s hard to see the Pistons going after another center, though a guy like Myles Turner who can spread the floor could be an option.

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Herro and Poole are probably the most interesting fits, but it’s highly likely that both of them re-sign with their current teams. Barrett is another guy who would be a nice fit, though the Knicks are likely to do everything they can to keep him.

Barnes, Grant and Bogdanovic seem like moves that wouldn’t really move the needle much, same with Kuzma. Porzingis is another interesting name, and would be a great fit as a stretch four for the Pistons, but do they really want to take a risk on a guy with his injury history?

The Detroit Pistons will almost certainly kick the tires on some of these guys, though this list is likely to be way shorter by next offseason.