There is nowhere for him to sign in the NBA with the lockout currently going on, so Summers decided to pack up his things and head to Italy, signing a two-year deal with Montepaschi Siena, a team in Italy's Lega Basket Serie A.
Summers may not have been extended a qualifying offer, but the Pistons did tender offers to guard Rodney Stuckey and forward Jonas Jerebko. Both players are restricted free agents as a result, allowing the Pistons to match any offers that come their way. Jerebko is expected to re-sign whenever the lockout ends and that is possible, but Stuckey is a candidate to be traded.
Guard Terrico White could also become a free agent for the Pistons, but as of last week the team had not decided if his option will be picked up.