The Detroit Pistons have one of the most exciting young teams in the NBA heading into next season.
But the roster still has some holes that could potentially be filled by players who were on the team in the last 3-4 seasons. These are seasons we’d mostly rather forget, so Detroit definitely shouldn’t be trying to get the band back together, as all of those teams were horrible.
Though there aren’t many of those players that we ever want to see back, there are a few guys from the past who could help the Detroit Pistons now.
Here are three former players who could fill specific roles for the Pistons now.
3 former players the Detroit Pistons will miss this season
I know what you’re thinking, the last thing the Detroit Pistons need is another center, as they already have a logjam at the position.
But two of those players (James Wiseman and Marvin Bagley III) have very similar skill sets and none of the Pisotns’ current bigs can shoot. Detroit is hoping Isaiah Stewart will offer some shooting as a small-ball center at times, but the Pistons could use a guy like Olynyk, who is a proven 40 percent shooter from long range.
He’d be easier to mix and match with the other bigs and offers veteran leadership and skills that they don’t currently have in their center ranks.
Olynyk was part of the trade that brought them Bojan Bogdanovic, which was a win for Detroit, but it would be nice to have his skillset back now, as he would add more versatility to their big-man group, especially if he replaced one of the backups.