NBA Trade News: Detroit Pistons To Sign Free Agent Eric Griffin On Camp Deal
The Detroit Pistons have brought in one more player to their training camp roster. Free agent forward Eric Griffin is set to sign for the Detroit Pistons on a camp deal, according to league sources.
The 6-foot-8 unrestricted free agent forward signed a 3-year contract last offseason with the Dallas Mavericks but was waived ahead of the regular season. The athletic forward then spent the year with Texas in NBA’s Development League.
In 49 games for the Legends, Griffin averaged 19 points and 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 35 minutes per game. He featured for the Los Angeles Clippers and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer leagues in this July.
If the Pistons sign Eric Moreland, they’ll go into the camp with 19 players in their roster, one less than the League’s stipulated preseason maximum.
The Pistons currently have 17 players with guaranteed contracts. The Pistons can’t assign Griffin to their affiliate if they waive him, since Texas Legends still holds Griffin’s rights. This is the reason Griffin can’t get more from Detroit.
The 25-year-old explosive leaper has played overseas, apart from featuring in NBA’s D-League after going undrafted out of Campbell in 2012.
The path for making it to the final roster of the Pistons is quite narrow for Griffin. He needs to supersede over three guaranteed players to feature in the regular season.