The Pistons took care of their biggest need by signing Ish Smith to be their backup point guard. But they were so thin behind Reggie Jackson, they still needed more help at the position. Enter Ray McCallum. Michael Scott of Sheridan Hoops: Detroit also has Lorenzo Brown on an unguaranteed deal. However much McCallum’s contract is guaranteed, the Pistons will likely keep whichever player wins the third point guard job in training camp. They’ve shown they’re not afraid to pay for camp competition and eat a guaranteed deal. The loser likely heads to Detroit’s D-League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive. McCallum has yet to establish himself as a clear NBA-caliber player in three seasons with the
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The NBA is a business. That's what you often hear when teams or players make decisions that change their place of employment. Players know they can be traded at any time and can't have their feelings hurt in the process (even if that's not always so easy). Teams know that players can decide they want to go play somewhere else when they hit free agency. That can affect the concept and perception of loyalty among players and franchises. Either way, player movement is just part of the business. Sometimes it can leave feelings of ill will between the two parties, but that's not happening with the Dallas Mavericks and Chandler Parsons. Mavs owner Mark Cuban was on CBS Radio's 105.3 The Fan in Dallas