Do the Pistons need to consider adding another point guard to their roster? Casper Ware was given a chance to impress at the Summer League in Orlando. His final game stats were decent as Brandon Knight was held out, but I don't think they were quite enough to cement more than an invitation to the preseason camp.
Looking around at what players might be appealing for the Pistons to consider led me to identify the Memphis Grizzlies' Josh Selby. The little known second year guard from Kansas won co-MVP honors in the Las Vegas Summer League just ending. He averaged 24.2 PPG (3rd overall in the league), while shooting 64.3% from behind the arc - converting at least 5 3 pointers in each game he played.
His co-MVP was the sixth overall first round draft pick of the Portland Trailblazers, Damien Lillard, who led all scorers with a 26.5 PPG average.
Selby was the second round pick of the Grizzlies last season, the 49th overall selection. He is 21, 6-2 and about 185 lbs. He split his playing time between the NBA D League where he played 8 games and averaged 25.1 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 4.9 APG and with the Grizzlies where he played an average of 8.5 minutes in 28 games and posted averages of 2.2 PPG, 0.5 PRG, and 1.1 APG.
Since the Grizzlies have Mike Conley, Jerryd Bayless, their top draft pick in this year's draft Tony Wroten, Jeremy Pargo, and Lester Hudson on their depth chart besides Selby, it seems he might be considered expendable. The bigger question might be what Piston might be of interest to the team. Austin Daye might be one option. He could conceivably become a key reserve playing behind Rudy Gay. With their rebounding front line specialists Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Darrell Arthur, and new acquired Mareese Speights and Dante Cunningham, the sweet shooting of Daye might be a perfect compliment to their rotations.(If Joe Dumars played his cards right, he might even get a 2nd round pick from the Grizzlies to boot, since Daye is a former first round pick and also a first team Summer League player!)
Selby just looks like he could develop into something special as a dynamic, quick scoring point guard, so he's my pick of the month to put on the Pistons Trade Radar.