Cade Cunningham is ready to attack in year 2
Entering his second season, Detroit’s cornerstone will let his game do all the talking
Detroit Pistons Player Previews
The Detroit Pistons are in Year 3 of a major rebuild and starting to feel some optimism. Will that optimism lead to a better product and more wins on the court? We shall see. But in the meantime, we get to witness the continued growth of Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart, Killian Hayes and how two new rookies Jalen Duren and Jaden Ivey add to the restoration.
Saddiq Bey is a player the Pistons can trust
Analyzing Bey’s 2022-23 season outlook
Jalen Duren has to grow up before he glows up
The Detroit Pistons’ 18-year-old center must learn to play the position to become a centerpiece
Alec Burks is aging like fine wine
Alec Burks will play a critical role on a team that finished last in the NBA in field goal efficiency
Isaiah Stewart is ready to stretch the limits
Beef Stew’s work ethic has endeared him to fans, but as he enters year 3, he will need to make some improvements to his game to show why he is a building block.
Bojan Bogdanovic is still one of the game’s best 3-point shooters
It’s been years since the Detroit Pistons had a player who combined volume, efficiency and consistency from the perimeter like Bojan Bodanovic has done. But will he enjoy the same open shots and success in Detroit as he did in Utah?
Nerlens Noel is in Detroit to protect the paint and to be Jalen Duren’s ‘Looper’
Noel’s role is clear, but his playing time is anything but. However, even if he’s not on the floor, he can take the young Jalen Duren under his wing
Marvin Bagley will be Detroit’s X-Factor
Entering his fifth season, Bagley finally has a team willing to let him play to his strengths and continue getting better
Cory Joseph is always there when you need him
Joseph is never the main attraction, but he’s OK playing away from the spotlight
Hamidou Diallo’s time is now to be part of the Pistons’ future
Hamidou Diallo enters the final year of his contract on the outside of the rotation
Jerami Grant can carry the load, but he needs help
Jerami Grant looks to build on a strong 2020-21 season.
Isaiah Stewart is ready for more ... of everything
"Beef Stew" blew away almost every expectation heading into his rookie year, but what can he do for an encore?
Cade Cunningham’s versatility is his greatest weapon
Cunningham doesn’t fit neatly into any box, and he’s in Detroit to set a new standard for himself and the Pistons franchise
Cory Joseph is your reality-based point guard
On a team of young players and wishful thinking, the 10-year vet will provide consistency, leadership and steady production
Killian Hayes’ story remains unwritten
After a rocky rookie season, what does the Pistons’ longest-tenured player need to show in 2021-22?
Saddiq Bey is never satisfied
Pistons wing isn’t content to simply be a great 3-point shooter, Saddiq Bey has spent the offseason looking to add versatility to his game
Kelly Olynyk brings a better, modern fit to the young Pistons
Meet the new center opposing fans will love to hate
Hamidou Diallo is reaching for the next level of his game
Diallo is an ultra-athletic wing who figures to play significant minutes for the Pistons this season.
Frank Jackson is here to chew bubble gum and shoot 3s, and he’s all out of bubble gum
Meet Wayne Ellington 2.0, now 10 years younger
Josh Jackson has always been a scorer, but can he be a mentor?
Year two of the Josh Jackson reclamation project brings new challenges for the homegrown high school standout.
Trey Lyles will make you happy he’s there when you need him
You won’t have to think much about Lyles, and that’s a feature and not a bug
Saben Lee cruisin’ to deliver bruisins
Saben has to jump a level to be a factor this year— fortunately, he’s an EXCELLENT leaper
Isaiah Livers will provide an all-around boost to the bench
Livers shot the 3 ball well, and he shot it a lot. But he can also play the pick-and-pop game, defend well and provide effort.
Luka Garza will go from myth to mere mortal
Garza grew a cult following in Summer League, but there will be plenty of growing pains during his rookie season
Rodney McGruder’s impact will be felt behind the scenes
On a team full of young, rising players, McGruder is in Detroit to show them what it means to be professional
Killian Hayes Player Preview: Is the point guard of the future finally the point guard of the present?
The young guard possess many skills to flourish in Dwane Casey’s system, but also enough shortcomings to strangle it
Blake Griffin Player Preview: A great scorer, great competitor, great leader stuck on a team that could never be great — for now
The owner of one of the most spectacular individual performances in Pistons history might be up to shining for us again… for a while.
Saddiq Bey Season Preview: Ready to defend and shoot on day one, Bey could become a Dwane Casey favorite
Bey has skills that should let him see the floor, but he can still grow many areas of his game as he gets used to NBA action
Mason Plumlee Player Preview: Teaching the youth the little things
Plumlee has the potential to be a nice example for the Pistons’ younger players in learning the NBA game
Saben Lee Player Preview: Another second-round pick waiting for his opportunity
Saben is not a stranger to Pistons head coach Dwane Casey
Deividas Sirvydis Player Preview: Breaking down his game from someone who saw him up close
28 videos featuring more than 100 plays that showcase everything Sirvydis has to offer
Derrick Rose Player Preview: From MVP to mentor, Rose is here to help a roster of rookies
Still an instant source of offense, the 13-year veteran has a new role with these Pistons
Josh Jackson Player Preview: There’s No Place Like Home
The Pistons hope Jackson’s homecoming portends his ascension