Pistons Sign Tosan Evbuomwan To 10-Day Deal

FEBRUARY 12: The Pistons have officially signed Evbuomwan to his 10-day contract, per NBA.com’s transaction log.

FEBRUARY 11: The Pistons are signing forward Tosan Evbuomwan to a 10-day contract, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). Detroit had an open roster spot, so no corresponding move is required.

Evbuomwan, 22, spent training camp with the Pistons and has suited up this season for their G League affiliate, the Motor City Cruise. In 29 games with the Cruise, Evbuomwan has averaged 15.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists. He parlayed that productivity into a 10-day hardship deal with the Grizzlies. He averaged 2.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 18.5 minutes across four contests with Memphis before that deal expired this past week.

The 6’7″ forward had a productive collegiate career at Princeton, where he led the Tigers to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament this past season. He averaged 15.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists per contest in his senior season before declaring for the draft, where he ultimately went unselected. He was the 2021/22 Ivy League Player of the Year.

Evbuomwan provides an athletic forward for depth purposes for Detroit’s new-look bench. His contract will cover the team’s final two games before the All-Star break — at Los Angeles on Feb. 13 and at Phoenix on Feb. 14 — as well as the first game after the break, which is at Indiana on Feb. 22. Since 10-day contracts must cover at least three games, the deal will run through Feb. 22 even if he signs it Sunday or Monday.

After it expires, the Pistons could decide to sign him to a second 10-day deal or let him become a free agent. After a potential second 10-day deal, he’d need to be signed to a rest-of-season contract to be retained.

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