If the Detroit Pistons ever had interest in Los Angeles Lakers standout Austin Reaves, they now know that interest is not mutual.

That's not to say things can't change over time, but for now, Reaves has made it clear that he has no interest in switching sides and joining a team in Detroit that is currently under construction.

“I'm not going to Detroit,” Reaves said in response to a fan's suggestion at a recent golf tournament. The brief interaction was captured on video and went viral for many basketball fans.

It was an innocuous interaction, with a fan in the crowd telling Reaves he needed him on the Pistons. It was a good try, but Reaves won't be making his way to Detroit anytime soon.

The 2021 undrafted guard from Oklahoma emerged as a key player for the Lakers two seasons ago. After averaging 23 minutes in 61 games during his rookie year, Reaves averaged 13 points per game in 64 games while shooting 40 percent from distance. He also averaged 17 points during the Lakers' 2023 playoffs.

Before last season, Reaves signed a four-way contract with the Lakers. Last season, he appeared in all 82 games and started 57 times. Reaves averaged 16 points and six assists per game and made 37 percent of his shots.

Earlier this week, the Lakers finally filled the head coaching vacancy after parting ways with Darvin Ham earlier in the offseason. Reaves is hoping for another solid season under the new head coach in LA.

In the meantime, the Pistons will continue to look for ways to improve their roster and will be in the hunt for a new head coach themselves after parting ways with Monty Williams earlier this week.

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