Go through the gallery to see a breakdown of possible Pistons free-agent targets by Rod Beard of The Detroit News.
Illustration by Larry O'Connor
Al Horford, Atlanta -- Age on July 1: 30. STATS: 2015-16: 82 games, 15.2 points, 7.3 rebounds
ANALYSIS: Getting Horford might be the dream scenario — he can shoot from the outside (34 percent on 3-pointers) and bang inside. He’s a smart player, and his defense and veteran savvy could be the boost the young Pistons need to take the next step.
David Goldman, Associated Press
Rajon Rondo, Sacramento -- Age on July 1: 30. STATS: 2015-16: 72 games, 11.9 points, 11.7 assists. ANALYSIS: He’s shown he likely still will be a starter, but if the market dries up and teams aren’t content with him as a leader, he would give the Pistons a lift. He led the league in assists, but has bounced around (three teams in the last two years).
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Pau Gasol, Chicago -- Age on July 1: 35. STATS: 2015-16: 72 games, 16.5 points, 11 rebounds. ANALYSIS: It’s an unlikely pairing because of the player option, but Gasol could bring some championship experience and cachet to the starting group. And he shoots 35 percent on 3-pointers.
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Evan Fournier, Orlando -- Age on July 1: 23 STATS: 2015-16: 79 games, 15.4 points, 2.8 rebounds. ANALYSIS: In trade talks with the Magic, the Pistons sought another player before they settled on Harris — and it likely was Fournier. Could he be a potential long-term replacement at shooting guard for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who could become a restricted free agent after next season?
John Raoux, Associated Press
Jeremy Lin, Charlotte -- Age on July 1: STATS: 2015-16: 78 games, 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds ANALYSIS: An energy guy off the bench, but he has an almost-ideal situation with the Hornets and likely wouldn’t opt out of his final year.
Lynne Sladky, AP
Jamal Crawford, L.A. Clippers -- Age on July 1: 36 STATS: 2015-16: 79 games, 14.2 points ANALYSIS: Crawford is a versatile backcourt option and would be a huge boost coming off the bench, as he did for the Clippers. But at 36, he doesn’t seem to be the long-term solution Van Gundy covets.
Mark J. Terrill, AP
Brandon Jennings, Orlando -- Age on July 1: 26. STATS: 2015-16: 25 games, 7 points, 4 assists ANALYSIS: Jennings, sent to the Magic at the deadline, wanted a starting role with the Pistons, which wasn’t available because of Reggie Jackson. If there aren’t any other favorable options, who’s to say he couldn’t return to Detroit?
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Deron Williams, Dallas -- Age on July 1: 32 STATS: 2015-16: 65 games, 14.1 points, 5.8 assists ANALYSIS: He still can produce, but does he believe enough in the Mavericks as they’re constructed to use one more year in his waning career to gamble on that?
Brandon Wade, AP
D.J. Augustin, Denver -- Age on July 1: 28
STATS: 2015-16: 62 games, 7.5 points, 3.2 assists ANALYSIS: Of all the options, this might be the least expensive and most realistic, given he played with the Pistons before being dealt to the Thunder for Jackson. His age and production fit the goal of a long-term solution at backup point guard.
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Ryan Anderson, New Orleans -- Age on July 1: 28 STATS: 2015-16: 66 games, 17 points, 6 rebounds ANALYSIS: He’s a highly coveted stretch power forward who shot 38 percent on 3-pointers during his eight-year career. While the Pistons reportedly were interested in Anderson at the deadline, the bidding may be too high during free agency.
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