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Peyton Siva signs with Pistons

Details have not been confirmed but deal thought to be one-year guarantee with a second-year team option.


The Detroit Pistons have signed their fourth point guard this offseason, as Peyton Siva made his signing with the deal official on his Instagram account.

It is a two-year deal with the second year being a team option, according to SBNation's Louisville Cardinal blog, Card Chronicle.

While the signing has not been made official by the team things might have been sped up when Rick Pitino let the cat out of the bag regarding his former player via ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

The signing puts the Pistons roster at 14 players, leaving one spot open, possibly for a backup big man.

The signing has been one Pistons fans have been clamoring for as Siva showed a lot of potential as an honest-to-goodness contributor in the summer league by doing lots of point guardy things.

In the often chaotic environment of summer league, Siva looked like a man in control of the offense. He averaged 7.8 points and six assists to only 1.5 turnovers. He shot only 29 percent from the field so he is obviously a player still in development. Still, it is nice to see the team was able to make room for him to be in the fold this season.

In his senior season at Louiville, which culminated with a national championship, Siva averaged 10 points, 5.7 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.7 turnovers.

The signing is the fourth multi-year deal the Pistons have handed out to point guards this offseason. The team, obviously looking to upgrade from Brandon Knight, re-signed Will Bynum, brought back Chauncey Billups and gave a rich multi-year deal to Brandon Jennings. Knight was sent away in the Jennings sign-and-trade.