The Detroit Pistons have decided to sign a local player to replace Dwight Buycks as a two-way player, as they bring on former Oakland University standout Kay Fedler.
Sources: The Detroit Pistons are signing guard Kay Felder to a two-way NBA contract. Felder, a Detroit native, was Cleveland’s second round pick in 2016 and in his second NBA season.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2018
This signing comes a couple days before the deadline to sign two-way players, which is Jan. 15.
Felder was drafted in the second round of the 2016 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He did not get much of an opportunity in Cleveland and was traded along with Richard Jefferson to the Atlanta Hawks so the Cavaliers could clear out Jefferson’s contract and lower their luxury tax bill.
In college, Felder spent three years at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. He was a standout player who was a starter for all three years. He averaged 17.5 points for his career, which includes the impressive 24.4 points and 9.3 assists he averaged as a junior. He was also the Horizon League player of the year that year.
Felder has spent most of this season with the Chicago Bulls where he has averaged 3.9 points and 1.4 assists on 30 percent shooting from the field and 22 percent shooting from three in 11 games. Last season, he played in 11 games with the Canton Charge and averaged 29.9 points and 6 assists.
Felder is likely not going to play unless the Pistons suffer yet another injury at the point guard position, but Kay Felder is a fun player to watch who can score. He doesn’t bring much else to the table as he is not a good defender due to his 5’9 frame.