REPORT: Pistons, Hamidou Diallo Agree to New Contract

Hamidou Diallo shoots on Blazers center Enes Kanter in the first half at Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday.
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The Detroit Pistons have agreed to a two-year deal with Hamidou Diallo worth $10.4 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

After fellow guards Frank Jackson, and Saben Lee received new contracts to return to Detroit, some were wondering if Diallo would receive his own new contract with the Pistons, given the team’s roster crunch. The Pistons have one too many guarenteed contracts on their roster now with the official return of Diallo.

Diallo was acquired in a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder for Svi Mykhailiuk and 2027 second round pick. Once arriving in Detroit, Diallo managed to average up 11.2 points per game off the bench as a solid downhill style player. He should slide in as back up shooting guard and will hopefully continue to be an excellent scorer. The Pistons have one too many guarenteed contracts on their roster now with the official return of Diallo. The three assumed potential candidates would be third-year player Sekou Doumbouya, mostly hurt back up center Jahlil Okafor, and streaky Josh Jackson. That cut or trade will have to be made before the season starts.

Diallo is only 23 and should be considered as apart of the timeline for this young Pistons roster.

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