On the cusp of free agency, the Detroit Pistons have some moves to make if they want to get better next season. One of the positions they need to shore up is the point guard. Their starting spot seems locked for the upcoming season, but there is room for improvement off the bench.
It seems the backcourt is always shifting for the Detroit Pistons. Part of it may be due to health; part may be due to signing NBA journeymen to short contracts. In any case, all the Pistons point guards come off the books within the next two years. Ish Smith and Jose Calderon are both unrestricted free agents this summer, and Reggie Jackson will be one next year. Obviously, the Pistons are looking for Jackson’s backup now.
When dealing with free agency, there are countless unknown quantities. The Pistons may decide to bring back Jackson and Smith, or one or the other, or neither. They may trade for a guard still under contract. There are simply too many things we do not know. What we can do, however, is look at existing free agent point guards who might fit in the Detroit system.
Of course, we are fairly certain dream players in terms of skill like Kemba Walker or Kyrie Irving are just that: pipe dreams. That said, assuming the moves are made to create financial room, there are some realistic options for the Detroit organization.