Remaining free agents and who the Pistons should target

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Tyus Jones, 6’1 PG

2023/2024 Statline - 12 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 7.3 apg, 48.9 FG%, 41.4 3PT%

Tyus Jones has quietly had an impressive career. Falling in between Buddy Hield and Okoro/Trent Jr. at 28 years old, Jones is one of the most efficient, smart, smooth point guards in the game today.

He had a turnover to assist ratio this past season of 7.3:1, which will break his own record of 7.04:1 that he set back in 2021-2022 with the Memphis Grizzlies. Jones became the first player to lead the NBA in turnover-to-assist ratio in five consecutive seasons. Detroit is sorely lacking someone to run the second unit with such a high basketball IQ as Jones has. 

Additionally, he just set new career highs with shooting 48.9% from the field, 41.4 percent from 3-point range, 7.3 assists and 12 points per game. There has been some talk about Cade running off the ball more, and Tyus Jones is the perfect fit to allow him to do so. 

Malik Beasley, 6’4 SG

2023/2024 Statline - 11.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.4 apg, 44.3 FG%, 41.3 3PT%

Malik Beasley comes into this list last on my priority list simply because Detroit would be bringing him in simply to use cap space, and shoot the three ball. We’ve been burned on bringing in guys simply to shoot with Joe Harris, but Beasley is still just 27, and shot the three ball at over 41 percent last season, almost better than his field goal percentage as a whole.

His defense is nothing to brag about, but with an expected price tag of around $13 million, his scoring would be very much welcomed here in Detroit.