Pistons to guarantee Moreland contract

Free-agent big man Eric Moreland is reportedly close to joining the Suns.

The Detroit Pistons have decided to guarantee the contract of big man Eric Moreland for the rest of the season, according to a report from ESPN.

Sunday is the deadline for teams to make decisions on players with non-guaranteed deals, such as the one belonging to Moreland — who started for the fist time of his career Saturday night.

Moreland is 6-foot-10 power forward who has appeared in a career-high 33 games with the Pistons this season.

He stood out as a member of the G-League’s Canton Charge last season, and spent 11 total games with the Sacramento Kings from 2014-16.

Moreland, 26, is known as being a willing banger who works hard at all times. He is averaging 1.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 11.3 minutes (through Friday).