4 Realistic offseason targets for the Detroit Pistons

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John Collins- Utah Jazz

John Collins has been forgotten about as a player. After putting up 20-10 in the 2020 season, the former Atlanta Hawk quickly fell out of favor with the organization as they switched priority to guard Trae Young, and after a few rocky years was shipped out to a rebuilding Utah Jazz, where he is currently overshadowed by fellow forward Lauri Markkanen and young center Walker Kessler. Collins is a decent rebounder, grabbing over eight per contest, is a career 35.8 percent 3-point scorer, and is a consistent lob threat.

Collins would cost a lot in terms of contract, but is a prototypical forward for the Detroit Pistons. An easy lob threat for Detroit's Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey, Collins is a good screen setter who can roll to the rim or step back to open driving lanes and hit a respectable rate of 3-pointers. Though not the best defender, he adds an above average defender to a lineup that needs someone who can reliably guard multiple positions. He's not a seamless fit in Detroit, but he adds both experience and skill to the young Pistons.

With a combination of open cap space and a few moveable players, the Pistons are in a position where they must make a move and havve to think about the now. Regardless of what can happen in the future, the team has won 31 games in the last two seasons, and results need to start showing.