Caldwell-Pope impressed new Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy with his play this summer, NBA.com reports. "He opened my eyes a lot," Van Gundy said. "More than anything what opened my eyes was the intensity and energy he brings to the floor every time he plays. He’s an all-out guy all the time - practices, games. The other thing I saw is a real competitive side to him that I wasn't really aware of but I saw a real resolve and toughness and competitiveness that I came out excited just by his approach and his mental makeup in the way he goes about things."
Grossmann (ankle) was on the ice this week and will be ready for training camp, reports the Courier-Post. "It's a matter of just getting better and better, but I'm feeling pretty good," said the defender.
Gomez will attend Devils' training camp on a tryout basis, reports Tom Gulitti of The Record. He hopes to follow a path similar to that of Petr Sykora, who attended Devils' camp on a tryout in 2011 and ended up making the team.