8:35pm: A team press release has confirmed the signing, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com tweets. The second year of the contract is a team option, James Edwards III of The Athletic tweets.
5:04pm: Restricted free agent Hamidou Diallo will remain with the Pistons on a two-year, $10.4MM deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets.
Diallo’s agents, Thad Foucher and Joe Smith, informed Wojnarowski of the decision.
As Bobby Marks of ESPN notes (Twitter link), the Pistons will eventually have to make another roster move to fit in Diallo, since they now have 16 guaranteed contracts on their books. There’s no rush to make that move, since teams can carry up to 20 players in the offseason.
Diallo appeared in 20 games after Detroit acquired him from Oklahoma City, averaging 11.2 PPG, 5.4 RPG and 1.2 APG. The high-flying Diallo also showed improvement with his 3-point shot after the mid-season trade, draining 39% of his 3-point shots. He had a breakout season with extended playing time, as he also averaged 11.9 for OKC in 32 games.
A 2018 second-round selection, Diallo appeared in 129 games with the Thunder. He’s averaged 7.5 PPG and 3.6 RPG in 17.8 MPG during his three-year career.
General manager Troy Weaver, a former Thunder executive, had prioritized re-signing Diallo this offseason. Detroit extended a qualifying offer of $2.08MM to make him a restricted free agent.
Diallo joins a crowd at the wing that includes top pick Cade Cunningham, who will often share the floor with Killian Hayes, as well Saddiq Bey, Josh Jackson, Rodney McGruder, Frank Jackson and Jerami Grant (in bigger lineups).
13 thoughts on “Hamidou Diallo Re-Signs With Pistons On Two-Year Contract”
I see Josh Jackson getting traded. His and Hami’s game are too similar.
If Josh was a FA he would be on the Lakers with a minimum deal. With Cade Jackson has no reason to get any minutes period.
I think the Lakers will takea trade for him. For a second rounder. They have the space for him, and he will fit well there.
They don’t have space for him. The Lakers may have space on their roster for Jackson, but there’s no way to absorb his $5M salary.
Josh has size and can play forward
Jackson or Lee are the obv candidates plus Okafor but but need him for depth
That is why being a RFA can suck. Dude probably thought he was going to get bigger deal, but the market dried up.
Detroit now have too many guards
What a bargain price. Dude can ball.
Can he though?
I mean all I hear of him is about his great athleticism & when I have seen him play, plays just like a guy who has great athleticism, which in my opinion kind of very rarely comes with the fundaments to be called a baller!
Anyway that is just my take, I don’t tend to value or enjoy seeing players that their best attribute is athleticism, I rather see guys with great technical skills, great IQ, great fundaments of the game…
In example I am sooo much more excited & interested to see how Garza will do for DET, I think the dude is absolutely phenomenal & light years better than Diallo!
Cade-Hayes-Bey-Grant-C,that could be a playoff team in the East if Cade is actually good and Hayes is healthy. Really like Bey – he and Haliburton are steals of last year’s draft.
He’s a solid 2way player. Big for a SG and can guard three positions.
He put up 12 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast. In 23 mins a gm. He is 22 yrs old. He’s got a big future as a 2way player. Pistons have three great 3s. Otherwise Diallo could start at SG. I’d love it if Knicks could somehow get Grant.
Bey, Cunningham, Grant their best position is at the 3. Pistons could move Grant and go full rebuild. They can get a good package for him. Player and picks. Diallo can develop into a starting 2. At worst a solid rotation guy. He’s young and just starting to find his game.