2013 NBA Free Agency: Offseason Grades for each Central Division team

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Detroit Pistons

May 3, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks small forward Josh Smith (5) grabs a rebound over Indiana Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson (1) during the first half in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Players Added:

Rookies: G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, F Luigi Datome, G Tony Mitchell, G Peyton Siva

Free Agents: G Chauncey Billups, G Will Bynum (re-signed), F Josh Smith

Trades: None

Players Lost

Free Agents: G Jose Calderon, F Jason Maxiell

Trades: None

Waived: None

The Pistons are trying to get back on the right path, but the question is have they done enough?

The Smith signing makes sense and the potential frontline of Smith, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe is very intriguing, but Smith will be playing out of position at small forward and you really have to question whether or not he is the type of guy you can win with?

I love their draft as they got a potential stud in Caldwell-Pope, a winner in Siva and potentially the best athlete on the board in Mitchell.

The Billups signing is also a good move in terms of leadership.

They may not be a playoff team next season, but they are taking steps in the right direction.

Grade: B+

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