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In the middle of their historical losing streak, the Detroit Pistons are apparently targeting numerous gamers ahead of complimentary firm throughout the offseason.
Throughout a look on FanDuel television’s Run It Back on Wednesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium stated the Pistons wish to include a power forward in between now and the start of next season, and he called Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby of the Toronto Raptors, Tobias Harris of the Philadelphia 76ers and Miles Bridges of the Charlotte Hornets as possible targets:
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The Pistons set the single-season NBA record for successive losses with 27 on Tuesday, bringing their general record to 2-28 this season.
Siakam, Anunoby, Harris and Bridges can all possibly ended up being complimentary representatives at the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, as Siakam, Harris and Bridges will see their agreements end, while Anunoby has a gamer choice for next season.
Both Siakam and Anunoby belonged to the Raptors’ champion group in 2019, however they have actually ended up being far larger factors in the years ever since following Kawhi Leonard’s departure.
The 29-year-old Siakam is a two-time All-Star and he is delighting in another strong analytical season, balancing 21.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.0 helps per video game.
Anunoby, 26, is more of a wing than a 4, however he might be a strong fit as a complementary gamer together with Cade Cunningham, Jalen Duren and a few of the Pistons other young skill.
Anunoby is a strong protective gamer who has actually balanced a minimum of one take per video game in each of the previous 5 seasons, therefore far this season he is installing 14.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.7 helps, 2.2 three-pointers made and 1.0 take per video game.
With the Raptors currently losing Fred VanVleet to the Houston Rockets in totally free company this previous offseason, they might likewise let both Siakam and Anunoby walk in order to restore around Scottie Barnes.
Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey have actually gotten much of the credit for the Sixers’ success this season, however Harris has actually contributed in a substantial method.
The 31-year-old veteran is enjoying his finest analytical season given that 2020-21, balancing 17.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.9 helps per video game for the 20-9 76ers.
Harris invested parts of 3 seasons in Detroit previously in his profession, which familiarity might make them a rational fit if the Sixers hesitate or not able to pay Harris in complimentary firm.
Bridges, 25, has the greatest ceiling of any of the gamers the Pistons are reported to be targeting, however he likewise features luggage, as he missed out on the whole 2022-23 season and the start of the 2023-24 project after being charged with felony counts of hurting a kid’s moms and dad and kid abuse.