Pistons lock up Hayes, Stewart and Bey through next season


The Pistons wasted no time locking up three members of their core for another year.

The club has exercised team options on Killian Hayes, Isaiah Stewart and Saddiq Bey for 2022-23, it announced Tuesday afternoon.

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Detroit didn't have to decide on those options until the end of October, but why wait? Troy Weaver knows that his first three draft picks as Pistons GM are part of the club's future.

Hayes, the seventh overall pick in 2020, is now locked in for $5.8 million next season; Stewart, the 16th overall pick, is locked in for $3.4 million; and Bey, the 19th overall pick, is locked in for $3.0 million.

Bey and Stewart both made last year's All-Rookie team, while Hayes was sidelined for most of the season with a hip injury. That the Pistons have already committed to Hayes through next season is a testament to his ability to bounce back.

All three players also have team options for 2023-24, Hayes at $7.4 million, Stewart at $5.3 million and Bey at $4.6 million.

Detroit signed 2020 second-rounder Saben Lee, the final member of Weaver's 'Core Four,' to a three-year deal this offseason.