The Detroit Pistons have a number of needs that they must address this offseason.
The biggest is clearly getting some defenders and talent on the wing, as they had one of the worst defenses in the league this season and Bojan Bogdanovic was one of the worst wing defenders in the NBA.
The Pistons appear to be set at center (though you never know with Troy Weaver) and have their starting backcourt in place.
They also have Killian Hayes coming off the bench, but in the likelihood that the Pistons lose free-agent Cory Joseph (are we sure the Pistons shouldn’t just keep CoJo?) Detroit may be looking for a veteran guard to come off the bench.
Other than being a veteran (they have enough youth in the guard ranks) the person would hopefully be able to defend and/or hit 3-point shots and come on a contract that is not going to break the bank.
There aren’t a lot of free agents that meet those requirements, but here are three who could be fits for the Detroit Pistons.
Detroit Pistons: Ranking available free agent veteran guards in 2023
#3: Seth Curry
Curry won’t be the cheapest, but the 32-year-old will likely be on a deal similar to the one that CoJo was on last season. Curry isn’t much of a defender, so he doesn’t check that box, but the guy has consistently been one of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA for most of his career.
He shot over 40 percent from long range again this season and is averaging a gaudy 43.5 percent for his career. Curry can play both guard spots and would help open up the floor for Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey.
If the Detroit Pistons can find defenders elsewhere, adding a lights-out shooter in free agency makes sense.