The Pistons signed Sykes to an Exhibit 10 deal this week in a move designed to get him a bonus worth up to $50K if he spends at least 60 days the Motor City Cruise, Detroit’s G League team. Motor City traded for Sykes’ G League returning rights in July.
The 28-year-old made it to the NBA for the first time last season, appearing in 32 games for the Pacers and averaging 5.6 PPG, 1.4 RPG and 1.9 APG in 17.7 MPG. Since going undrafted out of Wisconsin Green Bay in 2015, Sykes has played for several G League teams and a long list of overseas clubs.
Sykes averaged 16.5 PPG, 4.3 RPG and 7.5 APG for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants last season.