OK, its no surprise that we need a big man. The only way we may end up picking up a center is through free agency. With the exception of Ely, the rest of the FA crop of Centers are UFA. With check book in hand, you have the Vet's minimum and the MLE, you are given carte blanche to sign one of these guys. Nazr Muhammed Joel Pryzbilla Loren Woods Michael Olowokandi Lorenzen Wright Alonzo Mourning Nene Only one caveat, you have to pick someone who will get significant minutes off the bench, this person must be an active role player who needs to contribute both offensively and defensively, a good passer, rebounder and will blend in with the pistons pedigree. This pick is not a Dale Davis, Elden Campbell Kelvin Cato pick. In other words, there has to be significant justification and clear rationale why you would sign this player and use the MLE or Vet's minimum because we have other areas that also need to be addressed. My Pick: Pryzbilla: The Skinny: Big wide body 7' 1, 260 = Good Size Will bang in the paint with the best of what the NBA has to offer Willing to do the dirty work Lots of upsize 6.1 ppg, 7 rebs average He is young Good rebounder Average passing skills Will hop all over the MLE Wants out of Portland BAD Ely would have been my first pick, however, charlotte would beat us out unless we gave them something or someone to sweeten the pot.