The Detroit Pistons obviously have not been linked to any of this summer's big names in free agency. Their biggest deals a) have probably already been done, b) aren't that big to begin with.
The Pistons have added big man Slava Kravstov and swingman Kyle Singler to the roster after trading Ben Gordon and a pick for Corey Maggette and drafting Andre Drummond, but is that it? Not necessarily, says Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:
…be leery of rumors linking the Pistons to a free agent -- especially a high-priced one since the Pistons are over the cap and want to avoid the luxury tax.
But that does not mean that Pistons president of basketball of operations Joe Dumars can go golfing before training camp opens Oct. 1.
It's pretty easy to see the Pistons as candidates for trade possibilities.
Ellis mentions Austin Daye and Charlie Villanueva as players who could possibly move on. With the underachieving Villanueva owed $16 million over the next two seasons, he won't be easy to move, but if Joe Johnson has taught us anything this week it is that no contract is untradeable. Daye, on the other hand, is still on his rookie contact, set to make just under $3 million this season. He has been disappointing himself, but other teams could talk themselves into his potential at that price.