I did not see an official off-season thread so I thought I would start one if no one minds. Anyway, I know we're all looking for a big signing and an even bigger draft by Joe D but really, who's out there to really get excited for that is a true possiblity for the Pistons? For me, I think I would play it safe.
I would re-sign Calderon and then grab some lower end contract guys that will contribute to the team. I would love to see Martell Webster and his deadly 3pt shot and great defense come here. He would be cheaper at SF than some of the other names and he fills two needs. The other guy I would really like, and he's getting more expensive the better he plays is Marreese Speights. He'd be a great PF behind Monroe next year and could be a starter at C or PF if someone went down. By filling in players that fit the "team" concept we could then go for the best player available in the draft. As for the draft, you can't go wrong going big!! and there are several good big players in this draft. They take time to develop and will make great replacements for existing players or trade bait later on. Again, can't go wrong with Big.
I would let all our FA go except for Calderon, get a back up PG in the secnd round of the draft or at a vet minimum, and amnesty CV (why this hasn't been done already is beyond me). So the lineup would look a little like this:
Calderon, ? (2nd rounder/vet minimum guy)
Knight/Stuckey (could be trade bait later)/English
Then you could draft who you wanted from any position and let them develop. I'd prefer Alex Lin, Anthony bennett, Isaiah Austin, or Marcus Smart.
This makes us more substance than sparkle but it may be the only way to go this year with the type of draft it is and the free agents available.