Moreland was waived by the Pistons on Sunday, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Moreland put together his best season as a professional in 2017-18 with the Pistons, playing a career-high 67 games while averaging 2.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists across 12.0 minutes. However, Detroit opted to add fellow big man Zaza Pachulia this offseason, so Moreland became expendable and has now been released. Considering he's a capable backup, Moreland should field plenty of interest on the open free agent market, though no matter where he ends up, the 6-foot-10 forward likely won't become relevant in fantasy leagues.
Moreland had 16 points (8-12 FG), 17 rebounds, four assists, four steals and four blocks in 40 minutes during Wednesday's 119-87 victory over the Bulls.
Moreland did his best Andre Drummond impression in Wednesday's thumping of the Bulls, recording multiple career-highs in the process. Drummond was resting and Moreland took full advantage, recording the second double-double of his career. He should find himself on the Pistons roster next season and despite his strong recent play, he is going to be second-fiddle to Drummond.
Moreland will start at center for Monday's game against the Raptors, James Edwards of The Athletic reports.
The Pistons are set to be without both Blake Griffin (ankle) and Andre Drummond (Achilles) on Monday, so Moreland will shift into the top unit and should see a hefty workload overall. That makes him one of the more intriguing value plays for Monday's DFS slate. Along with Moreland, Henry Ellenson is expected to see an increased role in the frontcourt.
Coach Stan Van Gundy said Moreland would be in line for more minutes in an attempt to help Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond get some more rest, and he did not disappoint Wednesday night with his time. It was his first double-double of the season and although he shot poorly from the charity stripe, he threw in six assists to his stat line, something that was unexpected from the big man on what turned out to be a career night.
Coach Stan Van Gundy implied that Moreland will see increased minutes off the bench over the next two weeks, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.
The Pistons are entering a difficult stretch in their schedule, with six games in the next nine days. In an effort to avoid overworking Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin, Van Gundy told the media Saturday that he'll look to find more minutes for Moreland as the backup center. However, considering Moreland has only appeared in four of the Pistons' last nine games and is averaging only 4.8 minutes in those four appearances, he's still unlikely to be a significant fantasy contributor.
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