When the Pistons signed big man Jon Leuer in free agency, the notion was he’d help them most on offense.

After shooting 38 percent on 3-pointers last season, the 6-foot-10 forward has a rare mix of post and perimeter skills the Pistons coveted. At Wisconsin, Leuer provided deceptive range and athleticism for his size, averaging 18.3 points and 7.2 rebounds his senior season.

“Since he came into the league in Milwaukee (in 2011) and I was coaching in Orlando, there have been three or four times over the years wherever I was, where we were making efforts to try to get him,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “I wouldn’t say that I’m surprised, but he is playing well, with his versatility and his intelligence.