Carrying free-agent holds for James Ennis and Anthony Tolliver will drag the Detroit Pistons past the $123 million luxury-tax marker. That’s…not ideal. And it looks even worse when studying the context.cheap nike nfl jersey
The Pistons are not coming off a playoff appearance.buy nike nfl jerseys cheap They do not have a first-round pick. They need shooting. They need reinforcements on the wings beyond Ennis, Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson. They could use a dash of extra playmaking to shore up one of the NBA’s most topsy-turvy floor-general rotations.
This team should not be worrying about the tax. And yet, the Pistons are. They can do some things to skirt under it, but they have next to no hope of unbolting the full mid-level exception.
Entering the offseason with the mini mid-level is fine for contenders. Once more: That money should net real talent this year. But the Pistons have holes everywhere. Splitting up the MLE won’t plug them all.
Owner Tom Gores might not even let the front office try. nfl nike jersey cheap The Pistons are in win-now mode. With Andre Drummond, Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson on the docket for a combined $74.6 million, they have to be. (Related: Yikes.) But this team objectively isn’t worth paying the tax. And if Gores tightens his purse strings, Detroit may not be able to keep both Ennis and Tolliver, let alone look for outside help.
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Reeling in a 35-year-old guard doesn’t warrant confetti showers, but he does a little bit of everything the Pistons need. He can run a pick-and-roll, drilled 37.9 percent of his spot-up threes and, most critically, flashed mismatch moxie while playing the 2 and 3 in Dallas.
For what the Pistons can spend, and given all they need, it doesn’t get any better than this seasoned utility man.