Las Vegas, NV, United States (AHN) – Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars, with no deals on the horizon to return the team to its former glory in the Eastern Conference, may gamble on the team’s youth that is making an impression on him this summer in Las Vegas.
After the exuberant blockbuster signings of free agents LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, who all went to Miami, clubs have been robust in adding to their rosters.
The Pistons seem to be in a holding pattern, yet to make a big move, although Dumars did make a trade offer for now Dallas Mavericks’ Tyson Chandler.
“There were some big deals out there that were somewhat unexpected. I know this is a big summer coming up before next season, not knowing, a little bit of uncertainty [regarding a possible lockout],” Dumars told the Pistons’ website.
“I did not expect to see such huge signings. But they’ve happened, and once the market is set, that’s what you’re dealing with. ”
The market may be set, but Dumars hopes he can build the future with the likes of Greg Monroe and rookie Terrico White. Jonas Jerebko, DaJuan Summers, and Austin Daye all have improved, as well.
Point guard Edgar Sosa, the Louisville and New York City prep star, also has impressed Dumars at the summer-league games and could be invited to camp in October.