Detroit Pistons Like Peyton Siva, Have No Room For Him

By John Raffel
Jerry Lai – USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons drafted Peyton Siva, and the Louisville guard is glad they did. The Pistons like what they see of Siva, and Siva likes what he sees of the Pistons. Siva impressed the Pistons during the NBA Summer League, and Siva continues to be impressed with the Pistons.

They both seem to be fitting together perfectly, but the only problem is that the Pistons have no room on their roster to place Siva.

As they made several preseason acquisitions, the Pistons have discovered they don’t really have room for Siva, even though he likes them and they like him. He has plenty of talent, and it looks like the Pistons would be able to use him. But the Pistons have overstocked their team and have realized they don’t really have room for everybody they’d like to keep.

Siva is high on that list. Detroit reportedly doesn’t want to give Siva up, especially after watching him play in the Summer League. But Pistons general manager Joe Dumars has to figure a way to do this while retaining Siva’s rights. Some have suggested that he play in Europe while the Pistons keep his rights. Siva could also demand a trade, and the Pistons would either ask for a high draft pick or a player to be named later: much later because they don’t need another player right now.

In a way, it’s a good problem to have, but one that Dumars has to figure out right now.

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