5 questions we’d love answered at Pistons media day
#4: What’s the plan for Killian Hayes?
I am sure the Pistons will answer this by saying Killian is going to compete for minutes in training camp and we are confident he can make an impact, or something along those lines.
So the follow-up question is: What if that doesn’t happen?
Hayes’ spot in the rotation is far from guaranteed, so would they keep him around as insurance or look to trade him? The trade market for Hayes is limited, but he’s on an expiring deal, so benching him would essentially be setting the team up to let him walk for nothing.
It’s doubtful the Pistons would reveal their true intentions on this one, or the next.
#5: Are there any plans to extend players on expiring deals?
The Detroit Pistons are unlikely to tip their hand on this one, though if you got specific and asked about Alec Burks or Monte Morris, you might get an answer leaning towards “yes.”
But Detroit has seven players on some form of expiring contract, so are there plans to bring any of them back or are they all just trade fodder for next season?
If the Pistons struggle early and are out of play-in contention by the trade deadline, are all of these players (Bogdanovic, Burks, Morris, Harris, Wiseman, Livers, Hayes) gone or do they envision some of them as part of the future?
If I had to guess, I’d say that only Monte Morris has a high chance of returning, but I’d be interested to know how the team views these players.