Pistons Waive Nikola Jovanovic

The Pistons have waived forward Nikola Jovanovic, the team announced via press release. Jovanovic’s minimum salary deal included a partial guarantee of $30K, which Detroit will be on the hook for, provided the player isn’t claimed off waivers by another team. The Pistons’ roster count now stands at 17 players, which is still two above the regular season maximum.

Jovanovic wasn’t selected in June’s NBA Draft after forgoing his senior year at USC in order to become draft-eligible. In his final season with the Trojans, the 22-year-old averaged 12.1 PPG and 7.0 RPG, shooting 52.4% from the field.

The forward saw action saw action in one preseason game for the Pistons, going scoreless in just over three minutes of playing time. He’ll likely join Detroit’s D-League affiliate in Grand Rapids to start the season.

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