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Build your own '12 Pistons: Fill 4 roster spots with $16M

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:

1) Resign Tayshaun Prince, Rodney Stuckey, and/or Jonas Jerebko? Yes or no and how much money.

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

2) Sign Leon Powe 4yrs/$3M, Hilton Armstrong 4yrs/$3m, Marc Gasol 5yrs/$60+M

 

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.

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