So, it’s little surprise the deal is still on track.
Marc Stein of ESPN:
Drummond can’t officially sign until July 7, but there’s no rush. His cap hold is $8,180,228, and his starting salary projects to be about $22 million. The Pistons can spend that difference of about $14 million then use Drummond’s Bird Rights to exceed the cap to re-sign him.
That flexibility is the whole reason Detroit didn’t extend Drummond. So, there’s no point of jumping the gun now.
The important part is terms being agreed upon. Making the contract official can wait.