The Pistons are likely to convert rookie center Luke Garza‘s two-way contract to a standard deal ahead of the season, according to Ian Begley of SNY.tv.
Garza reportedly agreed to a two-way deal about a month ago. If Detroit offers him a standard deal, it would open up a two-way slot, as Begley noted.
Garza, 22, is a 6-foot-11 center and was selected by the Pistons with the No. 52 overall pick out of Iowa. He fared well in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Players on two-way deals can appear in up to 50 NBA games, spending the rest of their time in the G League.
Garza is a former two-time Big Ten Player of the Year award winner, averaging 24.1 points and 8.7 rebounds in 31 games last season. He was twice named first team All-American.
In four summer league games, Garza averaged 13.5 points and 8.3 boards.