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Detroit Pistons signing Reggie Hearn to 2-way deal, releasing Montero

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The Grand Rapids Drive is getting two new players.

One day after reaching an agreement on a two-way contract with former Oakland University and Detroit Pershing star Kay Felder, the team will use its other two-way contract slot on shooting guard Reggie Hearn, a person with firsthand knowledge of the process told the Free Press on Sunday afternoon.

The person said the team will release two-way contract player Luis Montero in a corresponding move to make room for Hearn.

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The New York Times was first to report the Hearn news.

Hearn, 26, is averaging 14.7 points on 38 percent shooting for the Reno Big Horns of the NBA G League.

Hearn, an undersized post player at 6 feet 5 was undrafted in 2013 out of Northwestern. He has spent the past few seasons in the NBA’s developmental league, now renamed the G League.

Hearn was a member of the Team USA roster comprised of G Leaguers and players with limited NBA experience that won the gold medal at the FIBA Americup this past summer and was coached by Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy’s brother, Jeff Van Gundy.

The Drive is the Pistons’ G League affiliate, and Felder and Hearn are expected to report to Grand Rapids.

Montero, 24, appeared in two games with the Pistons, failing to score in eight minutes.

NBA teams are allowed two players under two-way deals who spend the bulk of the season in the G League and no more than 45 days with the parent team.

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