By sending guard Arron Afflalo and forward Walter Sharpe to the Denver Nuggets on Monday for a future second-round pick, the Detroit Pistons were able to clear an estimated $1.8 million in salary cap space.
After making a couple of big offseason signings in Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva, Detriot was left with an estimated $1.7 million under the cap meaning they have roughly $3.5 million to shop for a much-needed power forward.
Many sources including NBA.com are speculating that team president Joe Dumars has been very interested in the Celtics’ Big Baby himself, restricted free agent Glen Davis.
Despite the spending money, Detroit will still have a tough time swaying Davis, who is reportedly coming with a price tag above $4 million per season. The Pistons only have eight players under contract, not including its three drafted players — Austin Daye, DeJuan Summers and Jonas Jurebko. Boston has said that it will match any offer to the 6-foot-9, 289-pound Davis under $5.6 million.
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