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Joe Dumars Discusses Pistons’ Offseason

Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars conducted his exit interview with the media today, and made a number of interesting comments — for one, Dumars said it was reasonable for Detroit to expect a playoff berth next season. Keith Langlois of shared that statement and a number of others on his Twitter feed, so let's run through the highlights….

  • Dumars vowed to make offseason moves to improve the roster, whether those moves happen via draft, free agency, or trades.
  • The team won't necessarily use its amnesty clause this summer, though that option will be discussed.
  • Dumars on the amnesty clause: "You have to have a plan. You don't do it just to do it. If there's someone to acquire or to have flexibility, maybe."
  • The Pistons will prioritize areas of need in the draft, but there's a chance they just end up selecting the best player available.
  • Detroit is in touch with 2011 second-round pick Kyle Singler, who played overseas this season, and Dumars intends to visit him soon.
  • Jason Maxiell has a player option and the Pistons would love to have him back, but the decision is "totally in his hands."
  • There are no financial restrictions on the team heading into the summer, and Dumars has been told to "think outside the box" when it comes to upgrading the roster.
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3 thoughts on “Joe Dumars Discusses Pistons’ Offseason

  1. Kurt Campbell

    What has been done has been done. Almost afraid for Dumars to make an more moves. His Chauncey fiasco was the straw that broke the Pistons back as far as I am concerned.

  2. Morandosalvatore

    We Need Some Great Moves During This Offseason Coming Up Like Really, I Hope We Get #1 or #2 or #3 In NBA Draft Coming Up, n Sign Veteran That Started In Rotation, n We Can Called It For Once That Pistons Finally Rebuilding Team For Next Season

  3. Myster Chill

    I want to see the Pistons clean house even if it is at the expense of becoming next year’s worst team. Players like Prince, Maxiell, Villaneuva, and Gordon should be shipped out; see what the young players can do – and if they don’t rise, ship them out, too. I’d rather see a roster of young hungry potential talent and a ton of salary cap space, than a team of veterans collecting a check just to give the appearance of effort.

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