AUGUST 3: Boeheim’s deal is official, per RealGM’s transaction log.
The son of longtime Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim was on Detroit’s roster last season as a rookie on a two-way deal. The Pistons declined to give him a qualifying offer in June and renounced his rights in July, but the younger Boeheim played on their Summer League team last month.
He appeared in 10 games with the NBA club last season but only averaged 9.0 minutes in those outings. He spent most of his time with the G League Motor City Cruise, where he averaged 12.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 18 games (17 starts). He shot 37.4% on 3-point attempts at that level but made only four of 25 in his NBA appearances.
If Boeheim is waived by the Pistons, he can also earn a bonus of up to $75K by re-joining the Cruise and spending at least 60 days with that NBAGL club.