We’ve summarized what Detroit Pistons fans can expect from their squad in terms of salary cap space this offseason. Below you’ll find lists of the players expected back on the roster, the team’s potential free agents and a number of insights about questions the franchise will face before the 2021 campaign.
In addition to a summary for each of the 30 teams (accessible in the link grid below), we’ve also tiered the top NBA free agents league-wide and published a general comparison of all teams’ cap space. Follow @SLAMnewswire on Twitter for constant offseason updates as we head into free agency.
Projected Roster Players
|Svi Mykhailiuk||$1,663,861||Non-Guaranteed, TO|
|Tony Snell||$12,178,571||UFA, PO|
|Khyri Thomas||$1,663,681||$744,684 Guaranteed|
Projected Free Agents
|Christian Wood||$1,620,564||Cap Hold – UFA|
|Jordan Bone||UFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced|
|Jose Calderon||UFA – Renounced|
|Langston Galloway||UFA – Renounced|
|John Henson||UFA – Renounced|
|Louis King||UFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced|
|Brandon Knight||UFA – Renounced|
|Kalin Lucas||UFA – Renounced|
|Thon Maker||UFA – No Qualifying Offer, Renounced|
|Jordan McRae||UFA – Renounced|
|Jameer Nelson||UFA – Renounced|
|Zaza Pachulia||UFA – Renounced|
|Justin Patton||UFA – Waived|
|Isaiah Whitehead||UFA – Renounced|
2020 NBA Draft Picks
|2020 Pick #7||$5,307,120|
- Room Exception – $4,767,000
Key Offseason Decisions
- Will the Pistons use some cap space to retain Thon Maker’s restricted free agent rights? Maker hasn’t developed as hoped for, but is still young with upside.
- Is Jordan McRae part of the plans for next season? McRae was claimed late in the season. The Pistons have his Bird Rights, but the cap space created by renouncing him may initially be more valuable than keep those rights.
- Will Luke Kennard sign a contract extension? An extension would probably have to be fairly team-friendly, given Kennard’s injury history. Kennard may choose to bet on himself instead and hit restricted free agency in 2021.
Projected Team Salary
While Blake Griffin and Tony Snell don’t have desirable deals, the Pistons still have a ton of flexibility this summer. Christian Wood’s Early Bird Rights will be kept, as he’s part of Detroit’s long-term plans. Bruce Brown and Svi Mykhailiuk have been rotation players, so they’ll end up being guaranteed. Khyri Thomas is a question mark, but it’s likely he’s back as well. Add it all up and the Pistons will still have more than $30M in cap space. (@KeithSmithNBA)
Cap Space Forecast
$30,028,392 (3rd out of 30)