Detroit Pistons Exit Interviews 2020-21
Exit Interview: Jerami Grant’s bet on himself paid off big time
How good can Grant be on a team surrounded by a bunch of developing players?
Exit Interview: Saddiq Bey was ready from the jump, but he still has work to do
And Saddiq Bey is never afraid to put the work in
Exit Interview: The truth about Killian Hayes lies somewhere in the middle
Killian isn’t a bust, but he wasn’t Rookie of the Year either
Exit Interview: Isaiah Stewart became a fan favorite on his way to crushing expectations
The rookie center’s future in Detroit is extremely bright.
Exit Interview: Mason Plumlee out-performed expectations in year one of his deal
The last Plumlee standing acquitted himself well in his return to a starting lineup.
Exit Interview: Did Hamidou Diallo show enough to make him a priority for the Pistons this offseason?
Diallo’s athleticism is appealing, but is he worth the price as a free agent?
Exit Interview: The Josh Jackson Experience could be a one-hit wonder
The No. 1 pick could lead to a reduced role for Jackson going forward
Exit Interview: The education of Sekou Doumbouya continues
The Pistons’ project is still searching for consistency (and an identity)
Exit Interviews: Frank Jackson made (the) most (of) every shot
On a Two-Way contract, Frank made his way into the rotation one shot at a time
Exit Interview: Cory Joseph played the best ball of his career with the Detroit Pistons
Joseph’s brand of controlled chaos is maddening, but he played perhaps the best ball of his career in Detroit
Exit Interviews: Saben Lee showed he is a worthy investment
The second-round pick and two-way player belongs in the NBA, and the only question is whether he’ll get more minutes with the Pistons or Cruise next season
Exit Interview: Tyler Cook earned his way from a 10-day contract with energy, defensive communication
Tyler Cook went from a 10-day contract player to a full NBA contract for the first time in his career
Exit Interview: Wayne Ellington provided spacing to allow the young guys to go to work
Detroit got great production from the last man added to the roster in the offseason
Exit Interview: Dennis Smith Jr. tried his best to reclaim his NBA future
The young guard was once known for offensive explosiveness. In Motown, he was determined to earn recognition on the defensive end
Exit Interview: Deividas Sirvydis saw little opportunity, but showed just enough to intrigue
The seldom-used wing was given an opportunity late in the season and at least was able to show something
Exit Interview: Jahlil Okafor is a big man who can score efficiently in bunches, but not do much else
A reclamation project still in need of reclamation
Exit Interview: Rodney McGruder proved he still has something to give NBA
An NBA journeyman took advantage of the few opportunities given to him on rebuilding Pistons