Detroit Pistons has 41.7 Million in Salaries. The expected Salary Cap for the upcoming season is 63.2 Million. That leaves 21.5 in cap space. The tax level is expected to be at 77 Million dollars. Let me say this you don't let an asset like Greg Monroe walk, we own his bird rights meaning we can use all the available cap space and sign him above the 63.2 & stay under the tax level. You can keep or trade him, he's an asset, Big men are hard to find and no matter what people say 3 big men in Smith, Drummond, and Monroe are a luxury, someone just needs to come off bench and Smith need to stay at the 4 and they need a good experienced coach.
The Solution :
Pistons need to sign Lance Stephenson at around 9 Million. Think James Harden after he left OKC for Houston and became the go to guy, don't let a talent like that pass.
Sign Trevor Ariza who should be our starting stretch 3 who is an experienced glue guy.
Lastly we need to draft a really good player.
PG Brandon Jennings
SG Lance Stephenson
SF Trevor Ariza
PF Josh Smith
C Andre Drummond
PG Willl Bynum
SG Kentavious Pope
SF Kyle Singler
PF Jonas Jerebko
C Greg Monroe
11th man Draft Pick unless they take somebody spot up top
Even if this doesn't work, you use your assets to trade for what you need. Package a few of these guys if need be but a good coach can make this work.