Warriors free agent Zaza Pachulia has agreed to a one-year, $2.4M deal with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 8, 2018
So, the Detroit Pistons (my favorite team) has signed Zaza to a one-year, $2.4M deal. $2.4M to basically sit on the bench for like 70 out of 82 games. But those 12 games that he will play, it’s obvious what our gameplan will be.
Prediction for the teams that Zaza will play against: Celtics, 76ers, Raptors, Pacers, Bucks, and Wizards.
Now that Lebron is out of the East, there’s no more Top 5 players in the NBA that the Pistons will have to compete against for a playoff spot. However, there’s still some pretty good talent. Detroit has a chance to make the playoffs this year, but it’d be a lot easier to make it if some stars from the better teams in the conference got hurt. Yeah, it’d just be a total shame if Dwane Casey had Zaza try to kill Kyrie, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, the entire Raptors organization, Victor Oladipo, the Greek Freak, and John Wall. But Zaza has a very unique skill set, and he’ll do whatever Coach Casey asks of him.
Pistons #1 seed has now been confirmed.