Just days after announcing the signing of Terrence Williams to a non-guaranteed contract, the Pistons have done the same now for fellow free-agent guard Jonny Flynn.
Like Williams, Flynn was a player the Pistons had interest in selecting with the 15th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. However, Flynn was chosen No. 6 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves. With Williams also off the board at No. 15, Detroit wound up taking forward Austin Daye.
A 6'0" point guard from Syracuse, Flynn has spent three injury-plagued NBA seasons with the Timberwolves, Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers. In order for Flynn to stick with Detroit as a backup to starting point guard Brandon Knight, the Pistons would have to trade or waive one of their 15 guaranteed contracts.
The fact that Pistons President Joe Dumars has invited Flynn and Williams to camp could be a sign that he plans to create a spot on the roster. Current players such as Daye, Will Bynum, Jason Maxiell and Corey Maggette all have expiring contracts that could prove to be easy to move in a salary-dump transaction, or Dumars could opt to release a player. It's also possible the team could look to deal veteran Tayshaun Prince in order to create an opening for the starting small forward position for younger players such as Jonas Jerebko and/or Kyle Singler.