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Plotting plausible path for Pistons to address roster needs

(Photo: Charlie Riedel, Associated Press)

Chicago — One of Pistons coach Dwane Casey’s favorite analogies is trying to fix a leaky dam — and having to put a finger in one leak, only to find that another leak pops open.

There isn’t an ideal cure-all for the Pistons to follow in addressing all of their needs in the offseason. They have plenty of roster spots to fill and only a few resources to try to address those needs.

With the departures of free agents Ish Smith, Wayne Ellington and Zaza Pachulia, the Pistons will have some veteran spots to fill and only have a couple of avenues, with the NBA Draft on June 20 and then free agency, which begins on July 1.