Will Cameron Bairstow end up in Grand Rapids next season?
When the Detroit Pistons acquired forward Cameron Bairstow from the Chicago Bulls for backup guard Spencer Dinwiddie, that was the first question we asked ourselves.
Bairstow is 25 years old and appeared in 18 games with the Bulls last season, averaging 1.9 points, 1.6 rebounds and 5.7 minutes. He even started two games.
But his contract is non-guaranteed for next season, with a July 25th deadline for the Pistons. Committed to play for Australia in the Olympics, it is most likely he will not play for the Pistons, said general manger Jeff Bower.
With that in mind, is it likely the Pistons re-sign him to an NBA D-League deal and stash him away in Grand Rapids? With a new coach and staff coming to the Drive in the fall, it would be nice to see them add a bit of NBA-fringe talent running the floor at the DeltaPlex.
Dinwiddie, who spent some time in Beer City this year as a member of the Grand Rapids Drive, was drafted in the second round (38th overall) in the 2014 NBA Draft. He fell out of favor late in the year. Former Drive guard Lorenzo Brown is still on the Pistons roster.
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