Yup. The only players I can confidently say could be core members of a title team are Bey, and Grant. Olynyk could be that that bigman off the bench, and Stewart could be the starting center, but a hell of a lot more data is required. Incomplete on both Jacksons, Diallo, Lee, and especially Hayes. I would feel more comfortable have cojo on a contending team, then any of the guys listed above, just based on ability to actually run a team, and experience which should speak volumes.Manocad wrote:This is actually a tough question for me in the sense that targeted free agents IMO should be the result of the outcome of this season. With $20 million in cap space does that mean the team should go after a $20 million player? That's the thinking that I'm sure pops into a lot of people's heads and they start creating an argument about why said $20 million player will be a good fit, will make the team better, etc. vs that guy being THE PLAYER the Pistons REALLY need. Pushing all that aside, maybe the team comes out of this season not needing a $20 million player but two $10 million players. Or a $15 million and a $5 million. Or they have to consider making sure some cap space is available for Stew, Bey and whomever and thus don't want to lock down a $20 million guy into something long term.
So short answer I'd say incomplete. More data required.
The Pistons are so early in building just the base of a team, adding expensive pieces seems way to premature, unless they are guaranteed homeruns.
I have zero interest in making any moves until I can see an actual starting unit play, at absolute bare minimum, 20 games together.