2024 NBA Offseason: Detroit Lions

Updated: 5/31/2024

Free Agents:

James Wiseman, RFA

Simone Fontecchio, RFA

Taj Gibson, UFA

Malachi Flynn, RFA

2023-24 Season Overview:

If you have nearly 30 straight losses, you can call yourself garbage, which is a nice description for the Pistons’ 2023 season. With the fewest wins for the second straight season, the Pistons are several seasons from the playoffs. Luckily for them, Cade Cunningham is a star and Jalen Duren might be one too. Jaden Ivey and rookie Ausar Thompson are excellent secondary pieces, but they played lesser basketball than they should have as a team. Detrpot may be cleaning house though, with executives and the coach.


Second scorer

Guard depth

Big depth

Offseason Goals

First, the Pistons have the fifth pick of the 2024 NBA Draft. With no obvious favorite, Tennessee two/three Dalton Knecht would be a strong pick, as he and Cade Cunningham could form an elite guard duo, while Jaden Ivey could become the sixth man. The next move is paying Cunningham a max contract now because Detroit will have to next offseason regardless. He’s a soon-to-be All-Star and the face of the franchise. Next, the Pistons should retain reserve big James Wiseman, who was the No. 2 pick quite recently, and Simone Fontecchio, who they just traded for. Detroit really needs to add some veterans for depth pieces too, which Monty Williams covets and Eric Gordon and Torrey Craig fit.

Potential 2024-25 Roster

PG: Jaden Ivey, Malachi Flynn, Marcus Sasser

SG: Cade Cunningham, Quentin Grimes, Eric Gordon

SF: Ausar Thompson, Simone Fontecchio

SG: Alex Sarr, Isaiah Stewart, Torrey Craig

C: Jalen Duren, James Wiseman

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