No Brainer: Pistons exercise team option on Maxiell

by | Oct 1, 2007 | 9 comments

The Pistons exercised their team option to secure Jason Maxiell for through the 2009 season Monday. Maxiell will make just over $1.04 million this season and $1.88 million next season, quite a bargain considering what Jason bring to the team.

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Detroit also picked up Gerald Fitch, a non drafted guard out of Kentucky who played in Europe last season after being cut by the Wizards. Fitch also had a quick stint with The Heat in 2005. The contract is not guaranteed and Fitch will likely be fighting for a spot on the roster during training camp. With the roster already at 16 it’s unlikely that he will make the team unless Dumars has some moves up his sleeve.

All signs point towards youth with Maxiell and Amir Johnson locked down in Detroit.

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As you can see The Pistons are sporting the 50’th anniversary patch on their jerseys this season.

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  1. Ahmed

    Never heard of this fich guy, oh well. I like because he part of the pistons now. Love the Video

  2. Anonymous

    gerald fitch was a great college player for Kentucky and Tubby Smith. He was definitly their leader. He will come in and compete but there is no way he makes this team unless Joe does make a deal.

    i wanna see the Jerseys!!!

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  4. Anonymous

    where did you find the pistons pictures from today/!?!?1?!?1

  5. Andrew

    Amir did get rid of the corn rows!

    It’s hard to believe that he’s making twice as much as Maxi now.

  6. Amanda

    I love the picture!

    A few questions:

    If this Gerald Fitch guy has little to no chance of making the roster, why does the team invite him? Is it because there is a possibility that he’ll blow them away in training camp or is it common for teams to bring in players just for fun?

    So other than Greece, no other team has showed any interest in Webber? Is that the only reason he’s saying it’s Detroit or nothing, because no other NBA team has contacted him?

    How excited is everyone that preseason starts in just 1 week?

  7. Amanda

    I was just over at, reading one of Mr. Langlois’ brilliant blogs, when I read the following line:

    “But McDyess – who confirmed that Dumars broke it to him this summer that he’s moving into the starting lineup –…”

    Did nobody know that McDyess is offically going to be a starter or was everybody just witholding this information from me?! Man, am I anxious to get this season started!

  8. Anonymous

    Always thought Dyess should have been starting when Sheed was serving his suspensions for the techs last season. I know he is more comfortable coming off the bench and Max is more than capable of starting but Dyess is THE MAN!! He wants the ring more than anyone else on this team. He has heart and he is determined so let’s see what he can do as a starter. If it doesn’t work out we already know he is a phenom as the 6th man. We have so much depth this season… it’s friggin’ awesome!

    GO PISTONS!!!!


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