Role player might be Pistons' best bet in draft

The lack of star power in next month’s NBA draft doesn’t have many
people excited about the Pistons’ chances to select an impact player.
are some fans who would love for the Pistons to tank seasons in an
effort to get the next Tim Duncan or Shaquille O’Neal, believing the
star system is the only way to win in today’s NBA.
While many
feel it would be easy to obtain a superstar, a team can’t just sit
around and wait until Kevin Durant or Derrick Rose falls into its lap.
Many times, it’s pure chance.
Unless Kyrie Irving or Derrick
Williams are on the board when the Pistons are up, they’ll be selecting
from a depleted talent field. College kids choosing to stay in school,
due to the likelihood of a lockout, has made the seventh pick (the
likely Pistons pick) less attractive than in previous years.
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Last hurrah for Pistons' Rip Hamilton, Ben Wallace, Tayshaun Prince?

Now the waiting begins for Tayshaun Prince.
After 10 seasons
with the Pistons concluded Wednesday night with a 104-100 victory over
the 76ers, Prince will become an unrestricted free agent for the first
time in his career this summer, or whenever the NBA’s labor situation is
And Prince, who scored 14 points Wednesday, admitted he had mixed feelings after what will likely be his Pistons swan song.
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Pistons president Joe Dumars open to making a deal

Pistons president Joe Dumars spoke with Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit
News on Sunday about the upcoming season. Though he could not address
the sale of the franchise because of ongoing negotiations, Dumars
touched on a number of subjects, including trades, expectations and

Goodwill: At the end of last season, you said you intended to be busy
with the trade market. That didn’t happen, so how satisfied are you with
where your roster stands now?

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McGrady, Pistons agree to one-year deal

The Detroit Pistons have some work to do with their roster after
agreeing to terms Tuesday morning with free agent forward Tracy McGrady
on a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum of $1.35 million.

A league source indicated Tuesday that the Pistons will work to "un-jam
the log jam" the team now has at the shooting guard and small forward
spots after signing the 31-year-old McGrady, who has been working out
for several teams this summer looking for a home, including Chicago and

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Greg Kelser: Joe Dumars working on Pistons' front line

Greg Kelser said he believes Pistons president of basketball operations
Joe Dumars and his staff are plotting a way to make the team’s front
line better before training camp starts.

Kelser spoke while spending part of Monday morning at Detroit
Communication & Media Arts High School for a building makeover

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