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Pistons mailbag: Expect Joe Johnson, Christian Wood to fight for 15th spot

(Photo: Michael Wyke, Associated Press)

After the Pistons agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with Joe Johnson last week, the questions started almost immediately. Who’s the 15th man?

Logic dictates that when the Pistons begin training camp in two weeks, the two players without fully guaranteed contracts — Johnson and big man Christian Wood — would be on the hot seat.

Two players vying for one spot. That’s what logic says.

The reality likely will match that, because with the Pistons’ financial situation of operating above the salary cap and perilously close to the luxury-tax line, there aren’t many other options.