Detroit Pistons Rumors: Targeting Two Free Agent 3-and-D Wings

The Detroit Pistons, after the big-time (and expensive) hiring of head coach Monty Williams, are ready to take it to new levels next season, fully expecting to contend for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With that, they are looking to add in at least one key area of need: a 3-and-D wing. 

To that end, Pistons Insider James L. Edwards of The Athletic believes the team will be targeting two free agents this summer, old friend Jerami Grant, and RFA Cam Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets. 

"I think Detroit targets Jerami and at least throws an offer sheet at Cam Johnson and goes after the two biggest 3-and-D wings available," said Edwards. "I think Brooklyn (however) would probably match whatever realistic offer they get."

Grant spent two very productive seasons in Detroit before last season (averaging 20.9 points over the two years), and is apparently very fond of the city of Detroit, while maintaining a great relationship with Pistons GM Troy Weaver. 

Johnson reportedly turned down an extension with the Suns before they dealt him to Brooklyn in the Kevin Durant trade; he's a restricted free agent this summer, and while the Nets would like to bring him back, the strong perimeter players could get a big offer sheet that they may not be ready to match. He's projected to land a contract somewhere in the range of 4 years, $90M.

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