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Jul 24 2016

Stanley Johnson

Update: N/A

Analysis: Although Johnson was the Pistons' leading scorer, his efficiency left much to be desired. He shot 35.5 percent from the field and a dismal 26.7 percent from deep. With Tobias Harris ahead of the 20-year-old on the depth chart at small forward, Johnson is likely to continue developing his game while serving as the Pistons' sixth man in the coming season.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jul 14 2016

Aron Baynes

Update: N/A

Analysis: Like Baynes, Marjanovic began his career with the Spurs before joining the Pistons, but the 7-foot-3 Serbian is still a relative NBA neophyte compared to Baynes, who was serviceable while stepping in at center last season when franchise cornerstone Andre Drummond needed a breather, averaging 6.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 15.2 minutes per game. While Marjanovic was more productive of the two on a per-minute basis in 2015-16, Baynes isn't on the trade block and should enter the coming campaign second on the Pistons' depth chart. Rather than challenging Baynes for playing time this season, Marjanovic's signing instead looks to be a hedge by the Pistons against Baynes opting out of his contract for 2017-18 and becoming a free agent next summer, which seems like a virtual certainty.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jul 14 2016

Darrun Hilliard

Update: N/A

Analysis: Hilliard ended up missing the summer league with the injury, but the encouraging medical results suggest that he shouldn't be too limited during his offseason preparation. The 23-year-old wing will look to etch out a bigger role for the Pistons in 2016-17 after averaging 4.0 points, 1.2 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.5 three-pointers across 10.1 minutes per game in his 38 appearances as a rookie.

Injury: YES

Injury Status: Day-to-Day

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Jul 02 2016

Anthony Tolliver

Update: N/A

Analysis: Tolliver has been quite the journeyman to this point in his NBA career, playing for eight teams in eight years. Now on the Kings, he'll be a backup to DeMarcus Cousins. Tolliver has averaged 6.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 19.5 minutes per game in his career, shooting 41 percent from the field. He'll likely see a comparable minute load with Sacramento this season.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 28 2016

Joel Anthony

Update: N/A

Analysis: Despite remaining on the Pistons' roster all of last season with the exception of a four-day window where a trade that would have sent him to the 76ers was voided, Anthony only appeared in 19 games last season, averaging 5.1 minutes per appearance. With the Pistons adding Henry Ellenson to the roster with their first-round pick in last week's draft, it's expected that he'll act as the team's emergency center, with starter Andre Drummond and backup Aron Baynes likely absorbing all of the minutes at the position most nights. Ellenson's arrival and the recent acquisition of 25-year-old Cameron Bairstow from the Bulls seemingly leaves little reason for the Pistons to continue carrying Anthony, a 33-year-old journeyman with limited upside, on the roster.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 23 2016

Andre Drummond

Update: N/A

Analysis: Drummond cemented himself as one of the game's top centers last season with the Pistons, averaging 16.2 points (on 52.1% shooting from the field), 14.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks across 32.9 minutes per game. Though he received an invite to play for the U.S. and may have been a candidate to start at center for the squad, Drummond decided he was better served taking the summer off to work out on his own. He'll be well rested in advance of the Pistons' training camp in the fall and could take his game to greater heights as he enters his age-23 campaign.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 17 2016

Spencer Dinwiddie

Update: N/A

Analysis: The Bulls exchanged forward Cameron Bairstow for Dinwiddie from the Detroit Pistons. The point guard averaged 4.8 points and 1.3 assists with 13.3 minutes for the Pistons. Dinwiddie could have limited playing time as he'll be sharing the depth chart with Derrick Rose, E'Twaun Moore, Aaron Brooks, and Justin Holiday.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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May 01 2016

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Update: N/A

Analysis: Caldwell-Pope missed a few games shortly before the All-Star break with a right groin strain, so it seems likely that is what's still bothering the shooting guard. The 23-year-old brought up his numbers across the board in every category except three-point productivity this past season, averaging 14.5 points on 42 percent shooting from the field to go with 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.4 steals across 36.7 minutes in his 76 appearances. He'll look to parlay that performance into a long-term contract extension with the Pistons before the 2016-17 season begins.

Injury: YES

Injury Status: Day-to-Day

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Apr 25 2016

Tobias Harris

Update: N/A

Analysis: Harris had his best game of the postseason in Game 4, but it wasn't enough to help the Pistons avoid the sweep. This was Harris' first playoff series, and he averaged 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and three assists in 39 minutes. He'll return to the Pistons next season and could see his role expand alongside Marcus Morris and Andre Drummond down low.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Apr 25 2016

Marcus Morris

Update: N/A

Analysis: Morris got into foul trouble with five personals, but still managed to post the team high in points. Besides Tobias Harris and Anthony Tolliver, who combined to shoot nine-for-15 from the field, no other Piston made 50 percent or more of their shot attempts. As a result, Morris and Detroit were swept out of the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cavaliers, who simply had much more postseason experience on the roster. Through his first four career playoff games, Morris averaged 17.8 points (46.8 FG, 38.9 3Pt, 87.0 FT), 3.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 36 minutes per contest.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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