Let’s get to know Duke shooting guard Luke Kennard, whom the Detroit Pistons selected 12th in the 2017 NBA draft. Video by Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press
Detroit Pistons president Stan Van Gundy says the team will look for backcourt help when NBA free agency begins Saturday. But with no cap room, options are limited. Free Press sports writer Vince Ellis looks at the bargains that could be available.
The word: The Free Press has reported previously the Pistons have interest in Miles. Career 36% three-point shooter could help league’s worst shooting team. Would likely take all of available $8.4 million midlevel exception.
The word: Was selected one spot ahead of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Put on the open market when the Sacramento Kings declined a qualifying offer. Still young and could be motivated to resurrect career. Is a career 35% three-point shooter.
The word: After earning a championship ring with the Golden State Warriors, young player probably looking for a larger role. Has shown glimpses of being a talented offensive player; he could be a bargain for some team this off-season.
The word: Could definitely keep it in the road if Reggie Jackson struggles, but probably wants larger role than third point guard behind Jackson and Ish Smith, though he could find a way to unseat Smith.
The word: Fans still remember how his play energized the franchise after the woeful 5-23 start to the Van Gundy era in 2014. Hasn’t been the same since Achilles injury ended that run. Hard to see Wizards free agent accepting a third point guard role.
The word: Van Gundy has said he would not mind a return engagement for the Pistons free agent, but will pursue other options first. Udrih may want to continue his internship in preparation for a future coaching career.
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