ESPN’s Chad Ford ranked the best 2011 NBA free agents, and a couple Pistons made the cut.
Rodney Stuckey ranked third among restricted free agents:
Stuckey continues his steady improvement in Detroit. He appeared to be a steal as the 15th pick in the 2007 draft but hasn’t really reached his ceiling. He’s still more comfortable as a slasher/scorer than as a point guard, and he hasn’t found a consistent stroke from long range. But at this point he’s a big part of the future of the Pistons, and I doubt there’s any chance they’ll let him walk.
Tayshaun Prince ranked fifth among unrestricted free agents:
Injuries have slowed the 30-year-old small forward at times, but when Prince is at his best, he’s a lock-down perimeter defender who can hit open shots.
With the Pistons in rebuilding mode, it’s very likely he’ll bolt this summer if they don’t trade him first.
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