September 25, 2022

The Detroit Pistons have had a quiet period of free agency so far, especially by Troy Weaver standards.

Rather than the usual flurry of signings we’re used to, the Pistons only made two quiet moves. They re-signed Marvin Bagley III to a three-year, $37.5 million deal — a move expected after trading for him in February — then agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with Kevin Knox.

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The Pistons may have finished most of their offseason work before the moratorium begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. They added two lottery picks in Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren and traded for Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel and Kemba Walker, who was bought out of his $9.2 million contract. The list is currently complete; they would have to give up a player or make a trade to create room for another free agency signing.

It is also possible that there are more transactions to be made. The giant domino hanging over the offseason is Kevin Durant’s request to trade to the Brooklyn Nets, according to reports. Some teams are waiting to see what happens. If traded, it could lead to a flurry of moves across the league to accommodate what would be one of the biggest trades in NBA history.