The Detroit Pistons will not pick up the team option they possess on third-year forward Henry Ellenson, Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Ellenson was drafted by the Pistons with the 18th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft out of Marquette. Under Stan Van Gundy, Ellenson rarely saw time on the court and when he did, his production was limited and less than convincing.
After a tumultuous Summer League this offseason and poor play in the preseason, Ellenson has been out of Detroit’s rotation under new head coach, Dwane Casey.
He did appear in their last game against the Boston Celtics and posted seven points and three rebounds in eight minutes of play.
Ellenson is 21 years old. He will now be able to sign with whatever team he decides to next offseason in free agency, as Detroit no longer holds his rights after this decision.
In his place, Casey has gone with a mix of Stanley Johnson and Glenn Robinson III at the power forward spot when Blake Griffin is off the floor.
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