JULY 26: The Pistons have officially signed McCallum, the team announced today in a press release.
JULY 25: The Pistons have reached an agreement with free agent guard Ray McCallum, reports Michael Scotto of The Associated Press. According to Scotto (via Twitter), McCallum will ink a one-year, minimum-salary deal with Detroit.
For McCallum, joining the Pistons will represent a homecoming of sorts. Although he was born in Wisconsin, the former second-round pick attended high school in Detroit, and played his college ball at the University of Detroit Mercy. Since entering the NBA in 2013, McCallum has spent time with the Kings, Spurs, and Grizzlies.
Last season, McCallum appeared in 31 games for the Spurs before being waived and joining the Grizzlies for 10 games down the stretch. The 25-year-old rarely saw any action in San Antonio, but averaged 21.9 minutes per game in his 10 contests with Memphis, which would have been a career high. In those games, McCallum averaged 6.9 PPG and 2.7 APG, and shot 38.5% on three-pointers.
The Pistons, who used their cap room this month and then went over the cap to lock up Andre Drummond, still have their $2.9MM room exception available. However, McCallum will be signed using the minimum salary exception.