In a move no one saw coming, the Pistons have reached an agreement with local product and former Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ray McCallum, according to Project Spurs' Paul Garcia.
Former Spurs guard Ray McCallum will be signing with the Detroit Pistons his agency announced.— Paul Garcia PS (@PaulGarciaPS) July 25, 2016
A University of Detroit Mercy product, Motown will be the guard's third team in three years after being drafted 36th overall in 2013 by the Sacramento Kings. During his time in the League, McCallum has shown much potential, and has averaged 6.0 points, 2.4 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 154 games, to go along with a shooting slash of .408/.335/.711.
McCallum, whose father is close friends with Stan Van Gundy, will likely be third on the depth chart behind Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith. The signing will likely be the last roster move Stan Van Gundy & Co. will put together prior to the start of the season (for real this time), and could spell the end of Lorenzo Brown's time in Detroit should McCallum's deal be fully guaranteed. Brown currently occupies the team's final roster slot with a non-guaranteed contract, and would have to be waived to accommodate the move.
Previous rumor mill rumblings and interviews with SVG pointed towards the team either retaining Lorenzo Brown or potentially bringing back Steve Blake, but while Van Gundy had expressed previous interest in bringing in a veteran point guard to be team's third-string point guard, it seems that he has decided to move in a different direction.
The agreement has yet to be formally announced or confirmed by the Pistons, and details have yet to emerge about the deal.
UPDATE: According to Sheridan Hoops' Michael Scotto, it is a one-year, veteran's minimum deal.
Source: Detroit Pistons and free agent guard Ray McCallum have agreed to a one-year, minimum deal.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 25, 2016
UPDATE 2: The Pistons have officially announced the signing.