The Detroit Pistons have signed former Kentucky Wildcats guard Hamidou Diallo to a two-year deal. The ultra-athletic 6-foot-5 guard was initially taken in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft by the Brooklyn Nets.
Diallo has spent most of his time in the NBA with the Oklahoma City Thunder before he was traded to the Pistons. The 23-year-old is coming off the best season of his career, averaging over 11 points per game.
His new contract was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Restricted free agent G/F Hamidou Diallo has signed a two-year, $10.4M deal to stay with the Detroit Pistons, his agents Thad Foucher and Joe Smith of @Wassbasketball tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 19, 2021
Diallo, who won the 2019 dunk contest, has improved his three-point shooting, rebounding, scoring, and assisting in all three NBA seasons. He’s been terrific, continuing to improve as an all-around playmaker.
This is a good contract for both parties. It’s a relatively low-risk deal for the Pistons, who are starting to rebuild their franchise around Cade Cunningham.
Combine Diallo, who could turn into a solid backup, and they’ll have a quality young core to continue into the future with.