Detroit Pistons Free Agency: Who to walk away from and who to re-sign

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Detroit Pistons, Hamidou Diallo
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The Detroit Pistons need to bring back forward Hamidou Diallo.

Hamidou Diallo is a hyper-athletic wing player that provided Pistons fans with flashes of brilliance during his time in a Detroit uniform.

GM Troy Weaver is very familiar with Diallo as they two crossed paths with the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Weaver had a voice in the Thunder’s decision to draft Diallo in 2018.

Diallo is not only just an athletic wing; his length and size have the makings of being a very impactful two-way forward.  He may grow into one of the organization’s top perimeter defenders.

The soon-to-be 23-year old combo wing averaged 11.6 points and 5.2 boards through 52 games last season between OKC and the Pistons.  Diallo converted on nearly 48% of his attempts from the field and 34% from beyond the arc.

One blemish that stands out when observing Diallo’s statistics is his inability to be a consistent contributor from the charity stripe.  He’s only delivered on 63% of his chances throughout his career, and that remained consistent last year as he converted on just 64% of his free throw opportunities.

Diallo will be Detroit’s top priority this offseason and in Weaver’s future plans. The pending restricted free agent will likely cash in with a multi-year deal this summer.