The Pistons roster will be full after they sign 1st round pick after Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tony Mitchell to their rookie deals. So what does that mean for Peyton Siva? Joe Dumars told David Mayo of M-Live, he may ask Siva to play in Europe:
The Pistons have until Sept. 6 to tender an offer for next season to No. 56 overall draft pick Peyton Siva and Dumars said he has had discussions with the player’s agent about all the possibilities, including Siva agreeing to play overseas in 2013-14 so the Pistons could retain his rights. ”We liked him a lot,” in summer league, Dumars said of Siva. ”He had a great showing and he’s someone that we have a great interest in either keeping or retaining his rights.”
Of course the Pistons want to retain Siva’s rights after he turned heads in the Orlando Summer League. If you ask Louisville Cardinal fans, he should take his game to another NBA team.
The Card Chronicle had this to say about Siva’s potential European excursion.
Being stashed in Europe for a year seems a bit unfair to Siva, who certainly appeared NBA-ready during the Orlando Summer League earlier this month. If the Pistons have decided that they drafted a player they don’t need, then I’m pretty sure Peyton’s going to be able to find a home somewhere else.
The Cardinal Chronicle brings up a good point. Did the Detroit Pistons draft a player they didn’t need. Or did the need for a point guard wane after Dumars signed two in the offseason? Either way the Pistons will probably lose the rights to Siva because he will have NBA suitors and likely won’t have to play in the European Leagues.