Arn Tellem’s hiring will set off speculation that the Pistons will be try to use it as leverage with Wasserman clients — particularly Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, the former Michigan State Spartan from Saginaw who will be a highly regarded restricted free agent next month.
That is not the case.
A person with firsthand knowledge of the Pistons’ off-season plans said signing Green is not realistic because they expect the Warriors, playing in the NBA Finals and working for a new arena, to match any offer sheet. The person, not publicly authorized to discuss the team’s plans, said that the Pistons do not want to tie up salary cap space for 72 hours – the time allotted the Warriors to match any offer – when more easily obtainable free agents might be available. Detroit Free Press