The Detroit Pistons are seeking backcourt depth for their roster heading into this season wherever they can find it -- even if it takes general manager Joe Dumars across the pond to make sure his team isn't missing any hidden gems.
Dumars' backcourt is quite young with second-year pro Brandon Knight slated to start at point guard with Rodney Stuckey as the shooting guard. The roster is a bit light behind them, too, with Will Bynum and second-round pick Kim English being the only other guards on the roster -- provided Corey Maggette and Co. play on the wing as they have in the past, anyway.
Nevertheless, Dumars recently took a scouting trip to Europe just in case he can find a necessary piece for the roster. He told Pistons.com writer Keith Langlois that he's OK with the roster as is, but acknowledged it isn't perfect as far as the backcourt is concerned.
"I would feel comfortable (with the status quo), but it's something we're trying to address, as well," Dumars said. "We continue to look to shuffle one or two spots on our roster to give it more balance."
It'll be interesting to see if Dumars finds anything in Europe, as the majority of the European players are already under contract for the upcoming season, but maybe he'll find a free agent ready for an NBA opportunity -- especially if he's a veteran that is given a chance at minutes right away in the Pistons' young backcourt.
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