The Detroit Pistons signed Luka Garza and Chris Smith to two-way contracts on Tuesday.
Detroit selected Garza, the AP national player of the year, with the No. 52 overall pick in the draft. The 6-foot-11, 235-pound center played well for the Pistons during the NBA Summer League, averaging 15 points and 9.6 rebounds. He averaged 24.1 points and 8.7 rebounds last season at Iowa.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: From Mackinac to Motor Bella, Major Events Return
The team signed Smith as an undrafted free agent, giving a player an opportunity after having a season-ending knee surgery last year at UCLA.READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time
The 6-foot-9, 215-pound forward averaged 12.6 points and 6.4 rebounds in eight games last season. Smith averaged eight points over four seasons with the Bruins.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
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