A lot has changed in the last couple of weeks since the Detroit Pistons took our favorite little point guard Peyton Siva. Drafted 56th in the second round, Siva went into the Summer League knowing that he would have to play well to earn a roster spot with the Pistons and to even be invited to training camp for that matter. So how did Siva stack up against the competition? Very well in fact Siva averaged 7.8 pts/game 6 assists and 3 steals with a 6/1.5 Ast-TO ratio. Those are good numbers people! No team is going to need Siva to be a primary scoring option for their team; all they need is for Siva to run the team well and get it into its sets, finding the open man. After watching all four of his games, I can say that Siva should make a NBA roster.
The next question is will that opportunity be with the Pistons or not. They just resigned veteran Chauncey Billups and with him Rodney Stuckey, and Brandon Knight it would be hard seeing them carrying a 4th point guard. They also have 16 players with this draft class, after releasing guard Kim English, for 15 spots, so something has to give. There have been rumors that Joe Dumars wants to move Charlie Villanueva and/or Stuckey, but these are just rumors at this point. If Pey Pey does get cut by the "Bad Boys", every team was represented at Orlando and he will surely land on someone's roster for training camp and the season. It is all in finding the right fit.
Detroit fans seem to love Siva (Shiva as they have taken to affectionately calling him) and some think he can become the starting point guard to replace Knight in a few years with the right seasoning. Here is a link to their SB Nation page and check out the comments section it really makes you smile!