ESPN.com reported this...
Looking At the Whole Picture
Jason Maxiell | Pistons
Forward Jason Maxiell confirmed a published report that he will not sign a contract extension by Oct. 31, meaning he will become a restricted free agent at the end of the season.
"I'm looking at the whole picture and not just this year, but looking to the future to see where everything stands and just play it out," Maxiell said.
"It's a great organization and I love the players," Maxiell said. "The city and fans are great. It's like home already. I don't want to leave it." -- Detroit Free Press
Maxiell is 25, the same age as Granger and TJ Ford, I hope we make a run at bringing him in as our PF of the future, I know he is 6 foot 7 but he still makes an impact and has the ability to run the floor with our fast wings and get a lot of rebounds off their missed shots, i.e., second shot opportunities.
Birth Date February 18, 1983
Birth Place Chicago, IL
Weight 260 lbs.
Experience 3 years