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Pistons overpay backup big man?

Detroit signed Aron Baynes to a three-year deal worth up to $20 million, which Kevin Pelton questions due to Andre Drummond's presence on their roster. Pelton’s day-two analysis (insider)

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Report: Time for Dinwiddie to show leadership

The Detroit Pistons selected Spencer Dinwiddie in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft. Heading into his second season with the team, Dinwiddie needs to show he can be a leader running the offense.

Pelton: Win-win deal for Pistons, Suns

Kevin Pelton writes the Suns' trade of Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger to Detroit gives Phoenix the cap room to sign LaMarcus Aldridge without risking too much if he spurns them. Trade grades (Insider)

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Suns split up Morris twins, trade Marcus

Markieff and Marcus played 4 years together at Kansas, and after being apart their rookie season in the NBA, have played together on the Suns since 2012-13. Markieff has shot 49.5% from the field in his NBA career with his brother on court with him, and 43.9% with his brother off court. Marcus was sent to Detroit.

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Sources: Pistons lure Baynes away from Spurs

The Detroit Pistons have reached terms on a deal to sign Australian center Aron Baynes away from the San Antonio Spurs, according to league sources.

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Report: Miller has chance in summer to impress

Quincy Miller is currently under contract with the Detroit Pistons through 2015-16. His deal is not guaranteed, so doing well during summer league play is very important as a way to earn a spot on the opening night regular season roster.

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More to come from Detroit's Jackson

At age 25, Reggie Jackson is only starting to reach his peak, which lands him at No. 22 on Kevin Pelton's list of top NBA free agents. Top 30 statistical free agents (Insider)

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Pelton: Breaking down Day 2 free-agent deals

D-Wade and the Heat compromised, the Bucks upgraded with Greg Monroe and the Mavs took a risk with Wesley Matthews. Kevin Pelton sorts through the second day of free agency.

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Sources: Bucks, Middleton near long-term deal

The Milwaukee Bucks progressed quickly toward their top offseason priority, moving to the brink of a long-term deal with restricted free agent Khris Middleton, according to league sources.

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Is Greg Monroe worth $16 million?

As the NBA transitions away from back-to-the-basket play, how do we value Monroe's old-school game? He posted career highs in scoring and rebounding last season, but he's still unreliable away from the basket, writes Amin Elhassan. Free-agent Big Board 2.0 (Insider)

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Monroe Likely To Be Overpaid

While the NBA Finals showcased the importance of versatile defenders, the NBA's love for big men could still lead to a payday for centers like Greg Monroe. 5-on-5: Free agency preview

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Report: SF's top Pistons' free agent list

The Detroit Pistons seem to be set at four starting positions, with small forward being open. With that in mind, Stan Van Gundy will target that spot when free agency opens early tomorrow morning.

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Monroe moving on, 'not wanted' by Pistons

Greg Monroe isn't sure where he'll be playing next season, but he's pretty sure it won't be with the Pistons, saying, "I don't want to be anywhere I'm not wanted."

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Report: Greg Monroe wants a team 'ready to win'

Detroit Pistons free-agent center Greg Monroe said he wants to play for a team "ready to win." Monroe will reportedly speak this week to the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers.

Was Stanley Johnson the right choice?

Over Justise Winslow? That's the question that is likely to follow Johnson throughout his time with the Pistons. Detroit opted for Johnson's intangibles over Winslow's excellent makeup at No. 8. Add in uninspired second-round choice Darrun Hilliard, and ESPN's Bradford Doolittle gives Detroit's draft a thumbs-down. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

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Ford: Detroit took the wrong wing

The Pistons needed a small forward in the draft, but Chad Ford thinks they "drafted a guy who looks the part over someone who is the part." Taking Stanley Johnson over Justise Winslow -- and reaching with their second-round pick -- earns the Pistons one of Ford's worst grades. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game98.518th
Rebounds Per Game44.94th
Assists Per Game21.616th
Points Allowed99.514th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-153250.390
2013-142953.353
2012-132953.353
2011-122541.378
2010-113052.365