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Should the Pistons “Josh Smith” Jon Leuer?

Earlier this week, The Athletic’s Danny Leroux had a list of possible waive-and-stretch candidates for teams prior to 2019 free agency. Jon Leuer, much-maligned Pistons big man, was present on the list, which got me considering the possibility.

According to Leroux, waiving-and-stretching Leuer would free up $6,338,695 for the Pistons this offseason. This, combined with renouncing the rights to the expiring contracts of Ish Smith, Jose Calderon, Wayne Ellington, and Zaza Pachulia, and not exercising Glenn Robinson III’s team option, would enable Detroit to get under the salary cap.