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Isaiah visits with the Suns

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How is it possible that the Suns already have 2 Point Guards that I would love to see on the Pistons (Dragic and Bledsoe), and 1 more that could potentially be good (Tyler Ennis), and they are thinking about signing IT as a 3rd guard? Something's not right here.

KCP in rare company

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Well, rare company and Austin Daye.

Espn thinks Monroe likely to change teams

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Hate the sound of this, hope they're wrong...

5. Which restricted free agent is most likely to change teams?

Thorpe: I get the feeling that Chandler Parsons ...

Ford: Greg Monroe. The Pistons are saying the right things about wanting him back, but everyone knows that it would be better for all parties involved if he moved on. The Pistons want value out of every deal they make, and I'm not sure that will be possible if they try to re-sign Monroe.

Pelton: Isaiah Thomas. The Kings may not even be able to match...

Penn: Greg Monroe. There are very few quality bigs on the market. There are multiple teams with cap space looking for size. If Bosh stays in Miami, they'll look to Greg Monroe. If someone offers him a front-loaded offer sheet, the Pistons will have trouble matching.

Elhassan: Greg Monroe. I've never been sold on how he fits in Detroit, even if the Pistons manage to extricate themselves from Josh Smith. Monroe doesn't have a reliable jumper, and he's not solid defensively. He's better off starting fresh on another team than trying to be a square peg in a round hole for the Pistons.

Karl: Isaiah Thomas and Greg Monroe! Both guys will find a new team that will pay them well and support their continued development. Monroe and Thomas are gettable.

ESPN 5x5 http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/11194707/nba-nba-front-office-free-agency-fits-melo-bosh-others

Pistons not shopping Josh Smith?

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He continued in a followup tweet: "Pistons surely getting low-balled by teams who see it as a someone's-gotta-go scenario w/ Smith, Andre Drummond & restricted FA Greg Monroe."

Are Will Bynum's days numbered?

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Just speculation at this point, but speculation from an informed observer.

Cartier Martin brings "energy and fire"

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[Cartier Martin] will provide outside shooting, but the No. 1 attraction is Martin’s energy and fire, areas coach Stan Van Gundy says were lacking last season. So it’s a signing to address that weakness.

From Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, who also confirmed that Martin's two-year deal is for the veteran's minimum.

KCP highlights

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 30 points, 4-8 3PT, 12 rebounds

Spencer Dinwiddie works out with Isiah Thomas

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No, not Isaiah Thomas.