Niyo: As NBA draft looms, it's Troy Weaver's turn to flip the Pistons' script

John Niyo
The Detroit News

Troy Weaver’s first big performance as an NBA general manager is only a week away. But after more than a decade as an understudy for this role in Oklahoma City, the Pistons’ new leading man sure doesn’t sound like someone still rehearsing his lines.

“No, I don’t feel any different,” Weaver insisted last week, as the Pistons wrapped up preparations for the chaos that lies just ahead, with next Wednesday’s draft followed almost immediately by the start of free agency.