WAIVED SIXERS FAN FAVE B-PAUL REED SIGNS WITH THE PISTONS!

By Mike Grimm

The Pistons have claimed Paul Reed off waivers after he was waived by the 76ers a few days ago, and now he’ll land in Detroit with two years left on his contract.

Reed was once seen as a high upside player, but he was disappointing last season.

He’ll have a chance to change the narrative in Detroit, though it won’t be easy with Jalen Duren and Isaiah Stewart in front of him.

Reed was placed on waivers on Saturday when the Sixers chose to sign free agent forward Caleb Martin. He had been due to clear waivers and become a free agent at 4:00 pm CT if he had gone unclaimed.

The Pistons will use some of their available cap room to claim Reed, who signed a three-year, $23,555,150 contract last summer with Philadelphia.

The Pistons could retain Reed to compete with or back up incumbent center Jalen Duren, use Reed as a trade chip, or waive him again if they need to clear cap room to make another move.

Reed has evolved into a serviceable backup in the frontcourt over the past few seasons.

In 2023-24, he averaged 7.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.0 blocks, appearing in all 82 of Philadelphia’s regular season games.

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