Maurice Cheeks is reportedly on the Pistons' radar in their search for a new head coach.
It's not clear if, how or when Cheeks' name popped up on Detroit's list, but he's another candidate we can throw into the ring. Other known candidates include Nate McMillan, Lindsey Hunter, Mike Budenholzer, J.B. Bickerstaff, Brian Shaw and Darrell Walker.
Charlie Villanueva has exercised his $8.6 million player option for the 2013-14 season.
It's a predictable decision which nevertheless stings the Pistons financially. CV settled into a reliable bench role as this season progressed, occasionally catching fire from downtown, but his days of fantasy usefulness have ended. The good news for Detroit is that their two highest-paid players from 2012-13, Jose Calderon and Corey Maggette, are both coming off the books as unrestricted free agents this summer.
Jonas Jerebko will play for the Swedish National team at the Eurobasket tournament.
Jerebko turned some heads toward the end of the season and he should be in line for a much more consistent role next year considering the Pistons could use him as a valuable reserve off the bench.
CSN Washington suggests free agent Will Bynum as a possible fit for the Wizards.
Bynum is an interesting free agent because of his natural scoring ability. Despite getting just 18.8 minutes per game this season, he averaged 9.8 points and 3.6 assists. Incumbent Wizards backup point guard A.J. Price is a free agent, and so is combo guard Garrett Temple.
Contrary to a previous report, Nate McMillan is still believed to be the frontrunner for the Pistons head coaching vacancy.
There are conflicting reports, but McMillan has been mentioned as the frontrunner for some time and we doubt that's changed after a few interviews. It's entirely possible the Pistons don't hire McMillan, but it appears there is still strong interest in the former head coach.
Kim English needs to add more strength during the offseason.
English will also work on his ballhandling and perimeter shot as the Pistons really begin to turn the screws on their younger players to step up and become contributors. English could play a consistent role in the rotation next season if he improves enough considering the futures of Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum are uncertain.
Khris Middleton will focus on adding strength during the offseason.
Middleton is fully over his knee injury that he dealt with during his rookie season. Middleton emerged as someone capable of helping the Pistons on defense, and we'd expect the second-year player to make continued strides at that end of the floor.