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Pistons Looking To Bolster Backcourt

The Pistons have the maximum 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster, but team president Joe Dumars doesn't consider his offseason work done just yet. Keith Langlois of says Detroit is still seeking roster upgrades, including trying to find a way to bolster its backcourt. At the moment, the Pistons' roster is a little unbalanced — 11 of the team's 15 players are forwards or centers, with only Rodney Stuckey, Brandon Knight, Will Bynum, and Kim English in the backcourt.

"I would feel comfortable [with the status quo], but it’s something we’re trying to address, as well," Dumars said. "We continue to look to shuffle one or two spots on our roster to give it more balance."

The Pistons could get a look at a guard or two in training camp by offering nonguaranteed deals, but a trade may be the more likely option. Austin Daye's name has come up this summer in trade speculation, and I would guess the team would be willing to part with someone like Jason Maxiell too. For his part, Dumars sounds optimistic that teams are still open to making deals before camps open.

"I do get the sense that there are more teams trying to impact their rosters through the month of August, which historically has been a slow period," he said. "In the conversations I’m having and the amount of teams I’m talking to in what is a traditionally slow time, it’s not that right now. For whatever reason, I don’t know, but it is the case. I wouldn’t be surprised to see more moves happen."

Dumars added that there are a lot of "feelers" out there right now, but nothing is imminent. Teams may be waiting a few more weeks to see if offers improve before camps open, according to the Pistons' president.

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