Pistons guard Alex Acker has agreed to a one-year contract to play in Greece next season. He will replace another former NBA player, Tyus Edney, on the Olympiakos team. Acker will be paid one million Euros (about $1.27 million U.S.). He would have made $664,000 with the Pistons and again spent the bulk of the season in the developmental league. The Pistons still retain rights to Acker and could bring him back for the 2007-08 season. Via The Detoit News
This is really the best thing for Acker. He obviously wasn’t going to get any time with the Pistons next season especially with the signing of Will Blalock. I am sure he will start in Greece and get the playing time and experience he needs if he’s ever going to crack an NBA roster. It’s a win-win situation. The Pistons retain his rights for the 2007 season and Acker gets playing time and a whole bunch of cash.