The exact total is $1.312 million for the 2017-18 season, but Gbinije’s contract was only partially guaranteed for $500,000. The Pistons save more than $800,000 and will eliminate Gbinije’s $1.3 million cap hit. Gbinije, 25, was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft as a defensive specialist out of Syracuse. He played in only nine games with several injuries ruining his opportunity when he was on the verge of possible playing time. He spent considerable time with the Pistons’ Gatorade League affiliate in Grand Rapids.
March 17, 2018 | 9:08 pm EDT Update
Tom Orsborn: Here’s what Towns told me about LaMarcus Aldridge at All-Star Weekend: ” “I love him. I have always had a lot of respect for his game. I’ve always felt like I play a lot more like him than anyone else in the league.”