After starting off his stint with the Detroit Pistons in the 2017 Orlando NBA Summer League with a series of impressive performances, Detroit center Eric Moreland cooled off on Wednesday, with a much quieter 2 point (1-2 FG), 7 rebound outing in 21 minutes of action. In the contest, the Pistons defeated the Hornets, 87-82, to move to 3-1 overall over the course of the league and clinch a birth in the league’s championship game.
While on-the-court, Moreland’s day was noticeably quiet, off-the-court, the former Oregon State stand-out has been making some serious noise. Per Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, Moreland has reportedly been made a multi-year offer from the Pistons to keep the Summer League surprise on the roster. At the moment, it is unknown if Moreland is likely to sign the deal anytime soon or if he will wait and play the field for potentially another offer.
Hearing Pistons have made a multi-year offer to Eric Moreland - couldn't be happier for him. Great guy.— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) July 4, 2017
A high-energy player who can impact the game on both ends of the floor, Moreland has molded his game after the morphing trend of “hustle forwards” in the NBA, who aren’t afraid to do the dirty work on the interior. However, throughout the course of the Orlando NBA Summer League, he’s also shown a comfort level away from the basket as well, in addition to excelling in pick-and-roll situations. Moreland, who previously has had stints with Sacramento Kings and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA, was named an NBA D-League Eastern Conference All-Star last season for his play with the Canton Charge.