Kind of the head scratcher: The Pistons sign ex-Kings C Aaron Gray



In what was pure depth move, the Pistons signed former Kings center Aaron Gray to a multi-year deal with the terms of the contract going undisclosed.

Gray, who perhaps may see some time behind Andre Drummond career-wise average 3.4 ppg with 3.7 rebound per game and that sporadic block at .3 per. This all comes in 7 seasons for the 29-year old which is kind of the perplexing aspect of this whole deal considering the signing puts the Pistons with 16 players, one over the 15 limit come the start of the regular season.

Of course with roster overflow one could think that Gray’s deal isn’t guaranteed and the team could cut him without suffering any penalty. However something leads me to believe that Gray won’t be the odd man out in this one considering he played under new Pistons GM Jeff Bower in New Orleans so he sees something in him. This could though mean the end of a guys like Peyton Siva or perhaps Josh Harrellson who have un guaranteed contracts which could make them easily expendable. Furthermore this could very much be the case for Harrellson who also happens to be a center but may offer more an offensive game with some 3-point range. He (Harrellson) is probably the better option when you consider he’s only 25 and still has the potential to develop in the NBA while a guy like Gray is probably as good as he’s going to get.


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