(Editor’s note: Pistons.com continues a six-part series profiling the players who participated in Orlando Pro Summer League and project to be a part of the 2012-13 regular-season roster with a look at Austin Daye. Coming Monday: Khris Middleton.)

Have you had a first day on a new job? You’re generally allowed to ease into it, right? Arrange your personal pictures on the desk, find out where the supplies are kept, maybe get taken out to lunch by the boss.

George David’s first day as Pistons assistant general manager started in Auburn Hills laying the groundwork for a trade that could significantly alter the franchise’s direction and ended past midnight in New York after a hastily arranged workout with Andre Drummond.

(Editor’s note: Pistons.com continues a six-part series profiling the players who participated in Orlando Pro Summer League and project to be a part of the 2012-13 regular-season roster with a look at Andre Drummond. Coming Friday: Austin Daye.)

ORLANDO – The Pistons felt they had a strong sense of Andre Drummond’s fiber when they made him the No. 9 pick in the 2012 draft three weeks ago. They believed they were getting a kid with a good head and a good heart, and that those two things ultimately would allow the tantalizing raw ability within him to be realized.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons dance team is looking for dancers who are talented, outgoing and energetic when auditions are held for the 2012-13 Detroit Pistons Dancers on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Dance team members perform during games and at halftime alongside some of the biggest names in music including Taio Cruz, Flo Rida, Wyclef Jean, T-Pain, Gladys Knight and Hammer.

The Pistons have known about Slava Kravtsov for a while now. They saw him play for Boston in the 2010 Summer League and agreed with the consensus opinion: He simply wasn’t ready to play in the NBA at that point. So they filed his name away, as they do scores of names every summer, and decided he was worth monitoring.

(Editor’s note: Pistons.com starts a six-part series profiling the players who participated in Orlando Pro Summer League and project to be a part of the 2012-13 regular-season roster with a look at Brandon Knight. Coming Wednesday: Andre Drummond.)

ORLANDO – Every waking minute of Summer League was a learning experience for Pistons rookie Andre Drummond. What did he learn about Brandon Knight?

“He’s like a church mouse,” Drummond grinned. “He doesn’t really talk much unless we’re on the floor.”

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. ­– The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club has signed free agent center Viacheslav Kravtsov to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“We are pleased to add Viacheslav Kravtsov to our roster and welcome him to the organization,” said Joe Dumars, Pistons President of Basketball Operations. “He’s a young player with good size, rebounding and shot-blocking ability. He will provide us with some quality depth at the center position.”

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