"Vernon decided to turn down three NBA camp invites," Nunn said. "He feels he needs to play to showcase his talents and return to the NBA next year."
Macklin averaged 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 23 games as a rookie after Detroit picked him in the second round in 2011. He also had an impressive showing in the D-League. The Pistons reportedly liked Macklin. He played with the team in the Orlando Summer League despite not being under contract, but their roster situation made it difficult to keep him. The team currently has a full roster, including five rookies — Andre Drummond, Khris Middleton, Kim English, Kyle Singler and Slava Kravtsov. Plus, if Ben Wallace decides to play one more season, the Pistons will need to find a roster spot for him, as well.
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