McDyess to remain a Piston AUBURN HILLS -- Pistons president Joe Dumars was in a mind to draft perimeter players with both the No. 15 and No. 27 picks in Thursday's draft -- which was much easier to do after learning earlier in the day that power forward Antonio McDyess was coming back. McDyess notified the Pistons that he would be picking up his $6.3 million option and return to the team next season. "We analyzed everything," said Andy Miller, McDyess' agent. "At the end of the day, he decided that he was comfortable with the situation in Detroit and he wanted to repay the loyalty the Pistons have shown him." Miller said he expects to sit down with Dumars in July to try to hammer out an extension that would keep McDyess in Detroit through the 2009-10 season. McDyess, who will be 33 next season, averaged eight points and six rebounds last season. McDyess to remain a Piston The link is not working for some reason though, but that is all of the story anyways. This leaves Amir to be Tayshaun's backup.