The Detroit Pistons have 14 guaranteed contracts set going into training camp at the end of the month. They could carry one more player into the season, but they may not (teams like having that room to make moves as needed). The Pistons are also pretty loaded at the center and point guard spots heading into camp.
But Trey Freeman and Nikola Jovanovic are going to get their chances, they have both signed training camp deals with the Pistons. Jovanovic, who was an undrafted big out of USC, confirmed his deal himself on Twitter.
Both of these guys are longshots to make the team.
At the five, the Pistons already have Andre Drummond, Aron Baynes, and Boban Marjanovic. That’s plenty of traditional bigs. At the four they have plenty of depth as well (Tobias Harris, Jon Leuer, and Henry Ellenson).
At the point, Reggie Jackson will get the bulk of minutes, with Ish Smith behind him. If the Pistons keep a third point guard on the roster (no guarantee), the smart money is on Ray McCallum. (As an aside, the Jackson trade rumors with the Sixers floating around the Web are preposterous and not happening. As in not being discussed.)