Baynes underwent minor ankle surgery earlier this offseason, and he recently shed a walking boot, the Detroit Free Press reports. "(Ankle) is coming along, it's on track to where it should be," Baynes said. "I'm focused on getting healthy for training camp and then for the season. So right now, I'm not trying to do too much and just trying to take as long as I can to get ready."
Johnson is expected to play a significant role on the Pistons at some point this season, NBA.com reports. "I have a pretty good confidence that certainly at some point in the year he's a guy who’s going to be able to play significant minutes at significant times," coach Stan Van Gundy said. "There's nothing I've seen that would indicate he couldn’t step in and play minutes right away. I know in his mind he's coming in to compete for a starting position."