The Detroit Pistons lost their 8th straight loss last night to the Phoenix Suns and it’s time for some changes to the depth chart.
The Pistons did a number of good things relative to the Sun (most of them were Cade Cunningham).
Dwane Casey was slow to make changes to his rotation, but with the season over and the Pistons trying to grow and rebuild, now is the time to get some of these veterans into a rocket ship and launch it into the sun.
Here are some changes I will be making to the spin to maximize growth and reward those who play really well.
This is what the Detroit Pistons depth chart would look like right now
- Killian Hayes – Saben Lee
- Cade Cunningham – Frank Jackson (I wish there was another option here)
- Hamidou Diallo – Saddiq Bey
- Jerami Grant
- Isaiah Stewart – Luka Garza
Here are the changes and my reasons for each change:
Saddiq Bey to the bench
Bey is bogged down in some real fun right now and it’s starting to take a toll on his confidence. You could see it last night when he was reluctant to take pictures and was flawed about the pictures he took. He had his head down a bit last night and a move to the bench, where he can have a few more low-pressure shots, could keep him going.
Also, Hamidou Diallo played well and was the only Pistons bench player to have done anything last night. Diallo is not a scoring threat, but neither is Bey at this point and Diallo is at least playing well defensively. Pistons and Diallo starters had a big run last night in season 3 and it’s time to see what he looks like playing more minutes with that group.
Saben Lee than Cory Joseph
First I should say that I’m not a big believer in Saben Lee, as G-League stats mean nothing, but at this point, can he get any worse than that? ? If you are trying to introduce CoJo for trading (good luck), the case is actually made worse by his game.
Lee has a lot of work to do, but at least he plays with speed, has some fitness, and has a chance to snowball when Hades ends up at the belt, which CoJo failed to do.
The Pistons needed to get some ideas if Lee could be a rotational player in the NBA, and what better time to find out than in the midst of a protracted losing streak?
There’s really no benefit to playing Joseph at this point.
Bench Trey Lyles
What exactly is this guy doing? He shoots 28% from 3-point, can’t defend anyone, shoots too much and isn’t a good basketball player overall.
Luka Garza is slow as a three-legged mule but at least he can shoot. He also plays hard and is another guy the Detroit Pistons need to look at long-term to see if he can become a rotational player in the future.
His defense isn’t there, but again, can he get any worse? If I had to see Lyles try to get to the belt again this season, I would vomit.
As you can see, this depth chart has only nine players, because there’s no point in playing 10-11 when you don’t even have nine worthy players.
I’d like to pack the entire Pistons sans Hamidou bench for a knockout shirt at the moment, but someone has to back up Cade and at least Frank Jackson can theoretically shoot 3, despite although there is little evidence of that this season.
The Detroit Pistons aren’t going to be any good either way, so it’s time to lean towards the youth, see what they have in some of the side boys and quit playing these veterans who are really the biggest part of the problem. this time.
https://pistonpowered.com/2021/12/03/detroit-pistons-depth-chart-right-now/ What the Detroit Pistons Depth Chart Would Look Like Right Now