Barring a major trade, the Pistons won’t be very active during the draft or during free agency. They have no first-round selection in the draft on June 21 — their No. 12 pick was sent to the Los Angeles Clippers in the Blake Griffin deal — and they likely won’t find an impact player with their second-round pick (42nd overall). They will pick up the team option on Reggie Bullock for $2.5 million by July 15 and they’ll have to make decisions on whether to fully guarantee the contracts of Eric Moreland ($1.8 million) and Dwight Buycks ($1.6 million).
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Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Detroit plans to guarantee the contract of Eric Moreland for remainder of season. The forward received his first career start tonight.
Eric Pincus: The Detroit Pistons have guaranteed $500k of Eric Moreland’s 3-year deal starting at $1.7 mil @BBallInsiders
Vincent Ellis: Source tells Free Press Moreland’s deal is for three years, but not fully guaranteed until July 2019.
The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has signed free agent center Eric Moreland. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. Moreland, 25, appeared in 44 games (41 starts) with the Canton Charge of the NBA’s G League last season, averaging 12.8 points, 12.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.7 blocks, 1.7 steals and 33.4 minutes.
Rod Beard: #Pistons also officially announce signing of Eric Moreland. No terms disclosed, but reportedly a multi-year deal.
Emiliano Carchia: Eric Moreland just signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons, per sources
The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived forward Eric Moreland as he continues to recover from a foot injury suffered last season. “I feel it is in my best interest for me to take my time to make sure I am 100 percent healthy,” Moreland told ESPN. “I feel really good and think I am close to being game ready but with the setback I have already been through, I want be extra cautious with my return and do everything I can to make sure I my foot has completely healed.”
Moreland was not cleared by the Cavaliers to participate in training camp this past week. Cleveland will likely re-evaluate Moreland — who re-aggravated the injury last April — prior to the season. Moreland broke his foot last December. Moreland signed with Cleveland earlier this month, but doctors have told Moreland that he is approximately 6-8 weeks away from being 100 percent.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed point guard Toney Douglas to a contract, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Per league and team policy, terms of the contract were not released. In a related move, the Cavs have waived forward/center Eric Moreland.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: The Cavaliers have signed ex-Kings forward Eric Moreland to training camp deal, according to source.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: Cory Jefferson agreed to deal with Cavaliers. Hearing Eric Moreland is also a training camp target.
Shams Charania: Sources: free agent Eric Moreland has reached agreement on a one-year contract to re-sign with the Sacramento Kings. Significant guarantees.
Free agent Eric Moreland has multiple deals to compete for a roster spot in NBA training camp, with the Detroit Pistons as frontrunners, league sources told RealGM.
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Sagar Trika: Woj: Cleveland would love to package Kevin Love + #8 and get something on draft night, but that package likely won’t get them the star player they’re hoping for. Notes Kevin Love’s value is down and the Brooklyn first round pick is not as good as Cleveland had expected.
Sagar Trika: Woj: LeBron James’s decision won’t be quick and will likely stretch into July. Implication here is that it can’t be an opt-in-and-trade, as the player option deadline is June 29. Keep an eye on what he decides to do at the end of the month (a week from this upcoming Friday).
Mark Murphy: Stevens naturally wants Smart back: “Everybody in the building would tell you we would love to have Marcus back. Marcus has been great here – a big part of our DNA.”