The Pistons have 9 players under contract next year and 2 draft picks that should make the roster for 11 players.
How would you spend a budget of $16M (subtract FAs, add draft salaries) to fill those 4 roster spots?
Post your own answer below:
2) List other FAs you would like to sign for '11-12, keeping the total to no more than $16M total.
My answer and FA moves:
1) Goodbye Tayshaun. Goodbye Stuckey. Jerebko 4yrs/$8M
Is this realistic? I think Marc Gasol could possibly swing a bigger deal but not much. The Pistons would have to draft a PG and go into next season with Bynum as a starter and Terrico White as a backup. I like Leon Powe and think he can be a bargain front court player, Hilton Armstrong used to regularly outplay Charlie V at Uconn.
Raw speculation is kind of goofy but I thought it would be worth seeing what can be done next year with this year's budget barring a trade. If Joe Dumars resigns Prince, Stuckey and Jerebko that leaves one roster spot to fill as a FA and it's going to have to be a journeyman.
How would you spend $16M on 4 players next year?
Update: Here's the list of 2011 NBA free agents.
How much money per year will Stuckey get on his next deal?
$4 million per year (21 votes)
$5 million per year (26 votes)
$6 million per year (28 votes)
$7 million per year (28 votes)
$8 million per year (11 votes)
$9 million per year (6 votes)
120 total votes