The Detroit Pistons have completed the signing of draft-pick Peyton Siva.
22-year-old guard Siva, who was selected in the second round by the Pistons with the 56th overall pick of the 2013 NBA draft, was a key member of the Louisville Cardinals team who defeated Michigan to claim the 2013 NCAA Championship.
He averaged 10.0 points and 5.7 assists during his final college season and will hope to secure a permanent place in the Pistons rotation as new head coach Maurice Cheeks seeks to assert his authority on a franchise looking to end a four-year playoff exile.
Cheeks and general manager Joe Dumars have made a number of significant moves during the off-season so far, none more significant than the capture of coveted free-agent forward Josh Smith.
27-year-old Smith, who has spent the last nine years with the Atlanta Hawks, signed a four-year deal believed to be worth approximately $54 million. He is joined at the Palace of Auburn Hills by guard Brandon Jennings, who was acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Brandon Knight, Khris Middleton and Ukranian Viacheslav Kravtsov.
There has also been an emotional Detroit return for Chauncey Billups. Five-time All-Star Billups, who was the final's MVP when the Pistons won their third NBA Championship in 2004, returns to Michigan after a five-year absence.
With several fresh additions to a young but talented roster, Detroit will be confident of improving on the 29-53 record they posted last season.
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