The Detroit Pistons made a switch-up of their two-way contracts. Letting Zach Lofton and Keenan Evans go, they signed Isaiah Whitehead and former Michigan State standout Kalin Lucas yesterday.
— James Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) January 16, 2019
Evans and Lofton are able to remain with the Drive, but simply not on two-way contracts. Whether or not they will do that will be seen.
Moving on from Evans is not a huge shock, he has been effective but hasn’t really stood out that much. Whitehead has consistently been one of the G League’s top performers and has some NBA experience with the Nets.
Moving on from Zach Lofton is a bit of a surprise. Lofton has had injury issues this season including a concussion that held him out for an extended period of time, but the Pistons spoke very highly of him and he even received a little playing time early in the season.
It is possible that the moves back up the claims that the Pistons are desperately trying to make a trade. Whitehead is more proven and ready for NBA minutes now if the Pistons find themselves a point-guard short from a trade.
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