Found July 02, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Last Thursday night during the NBA Draft, with just seven or eight picks remaining, I was starting to think Peyton Siva may be on the outside looking in. Fortunately for Siva, the Detroit Pistons decided to use the 56th pick on him. As the draft was finishing up and Siva still hadn’t heard his name called, there were a lot of fans who had said that PS3 would be better to go undrafted and sign with a team as a free agent. Sure, he’d have the opportunity to pick which team he wanted to play for in the Summer League, but guys who get drafted have a much better chance of sticking around than guys who sign as a free agent. If an NBA General Manager waives a player he drafted and then signs a free agent, they’re basically admitting that they made a mistake, which is a good way to lose your job. Siva will have to prove his worth in order to make the final roster, which isn’t an easy thing to do in the NBA. However, I think Siva is in a good situation in Detroit. Sure, the team is bad, but ...
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