When former Miami Heat and Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy took over as president and head coach of the Detroit Pistons, big changes were expected.
There has been a lot of talk about the future of restricted free agent big man Greg Monroe and whether or not the Pistons would be hanging on to him. There has also been a lot of chatter surrounding forward Josh Smith and a potential trade. Things, however, have been quiet as of late.
The Pistons already made a few moves, agreeing to deals with a pair of wings – they signed former Los Angeles Lakers’ swingman Jodie Meeks to a three-year deal and agreed to terms with former Washington Wizards’ swingman Cartier Martin.
Now, Van Gundy has a veteran center to bring off of the bench.
According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, the Pistons and Aaron Gray have agreed to a multi-year deal.
Aaron Gray agrees to a multi year deal with Pistons, source said. Terms undisclosed.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 7, 2014
Gray appeared in 37 games last season. He averaged 1.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field and 55.0% from the free throw line. Gray was originally drafted with the 49th-overall pick in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Over the course of his seven year career, he has played for the Kings, Bulls, New Orleans Hornets (Pelicans), Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings. He was dealt from the Raptors in a trade that sent forward Rudy Gay to Sacramento in exchange for forward Patrick Patterson and point guard Greivis Vasquez, among others.