The Pistons not only have the top pick in next week’s draft, they possess three second-rounders. It’s a virtual lock they won’t draft three players with those picks and keep them on the roster next season, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com notes. The Pistons have plenty of young players throughout their roster and simply don’t have enough openings to retain that many rookies. It’s very likely they’ll flip one or more of those picks for a couple of future second-rounders, Langlois adds.
We have more from the Central Division:
- The Pistons have hired away Andrew Jones III from the Sixers as an assistant coach who will focus on player development, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Jones was a player development coach in Philadelphia the past two seasons after a five-year stint with the Thunder.
- The Pacers are adding Jannero Pargo to Rick Carlisle’s coaching staff, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports tweets. Pargo was an assistant the past two years in Portland under Terry Stotts, who was let go after the season.
- The Cavaliers hold the No. 3 pick and already have some young talent on their roster. Their greatest need is to nurture that talent alongside some tested veterans, according to Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. They require more capable rotation players to balance out the roster and provide a comfort level and stability.
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8 thoughts on “Central Notes: Pistons, Jones, Pacers, Pargo, Cavs”
Is Kevin Love a tested veteran or a testy veteran? Hard to tell sometimes.
Back when he was still in Minnesota he looked like he was going to be a star player.
But now he’s on a team that gave away one of its best players for nothing and will remain in the lottery for years while their fans will only have the memory of LBJ bringing them a title.
was going to be a star player? Love is a 5x all-star player. 3 with Minnesota and 2 with Cleveland.
Well done Wally. Getting your dig in about Cleveland. Gave away one of the best players? If you are referring to LeBron then do your homework. Might be time before your mom has your Spaghettios ready.
To those more knowing than me (that’s most of you): in your opinion, if Detroit packaged all three second rounders to the same team, what’s the best return they could hope/wish for?
25 from Clips would be ceiling imo . More than likely you’ll trade 1 or 2 out,, couple teams w No picks rambling bout wanting to buy back into the 2nd rd
I just pray Cavs don’t do anything stupid like attach an asset (young current player or 1st round pick) to move Love. They made a stupid decision, for marketing purposes, when they decided to give a declining oft injured Love 4/$140 mil. Suck it up and eat it if you can’t trade him. Moving a guy like Sexton for half his value just to get Love of the books just exacerbates the problem.
Cleveland can’t afford to give away their best offensive asset. Move Cedi if you need more cap space.
Andrew Jones is a special coach