The Detroit Pistons wasted little time jumping into the free agent market as it is believed that former Bulls guard Ben Gordon and former Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva have agreed in principle to deals making themselves the newest Pistons.
It is being reported that Gordon has a deal is believed to be a five year deal worth up to 55 million dollars and Villanueva’s deal is believed to be a five year deal worth up to about 40 millions dollars.
The Pistons prior to these signings; fired first year head coach Michael Curry and are still looking for his replacement. The deals at this point are both listed as agreed to in principle since free agents cannot officially sign with a team until July the 8th.
What are the impacts these signings have on the Pistons? Well, both Gordon and Villanueva are solid players who can come off the bench and shore-up Detroit’s lack of scoring on their bench. Either player can start if necessary due to injuries or lack of effectiveness of the current starters. All in all, these are two solid basketball players and will definitely give Detroit the opportunity to bounce back in the East. The main issue is with major signings out East, the Pistons might a couple years away from getting back to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The above video if any indication, Gordon definitely has “ball-handling skills,” and Charlie V will be “tweeting” from another locker room.
(Some information is used from an article on ESPN.com)