The Detroit Pistons and free agent Trey Freeman, a free agent guard out of Old Dominion University, have agreed to a partially guaranteed contract for the upcoming 2016-17 season sources told @MikeAScotto, according to published reports.
Source: Trey Freeman (ODU) has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Detroit Pistons.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) August 29, 2016
Freeman, listed at 6-foot-2, 188 pounds and 23 years old, started his college career at Campbell, earning Big South Conference Freshman of the Year honors before transferring to ODU after the 2012-2013 season, where he was named All-Conference USA both seasons.
The Pistons are now loaded at point guard on the roster with Freeman adding to the logjam of Reggie Jackson, Ish Smith, Ray McCallum and former Drive star, Lorenzo Brown.
After a strong showing in the NBA Summer League, Freeman and Brown will have to battle it out with McCallum for the third guard spot on the roster. But, the most likely scenario is that McCallum gets the nod in Detroit, with Brown returning to his lead role in Grand Rapids and Freeman joining him in her in Beer City.
Another option is that Brown wins the job. His experience in the system and rapport with the coaching staff, especially former Drive head coach and new Pistons assistant Otis Smith, gives him a leg up over McCallum and Freeman.
The reality is that with a partially guaranteed contract the Pistons have time to make up their mind.
The Grand Rapids Drive open their 2016-17 season on November 11, 2016 at the DeltaPlex Arena vs. the Canton Charge.