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Troy Weaver says internal growth key for Pistons to compete, ultimately contend

Pistons general manager Troy Weaver served as the facilitator of several moving pieces within the organization over the course of the offseason.

Entering his third season in charge, Weaver brought in Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren, two explosive lottery picks to add some much-needed versatility to Detroit's roster. He also traded for veteran pieces in Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel and newly-acquired Bojan Bogdanovic.

New toys are always flashy and interesting, but the old ones sometimes serve as the most reliable.

In the Pistons' case, their core group of Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart, Killian Hayes and Isaiah Livers are the foundational pieces of this rebuild as the franchise seeks to restore its winning ways.