October 3, 2018, 10:51 amStanley JohnsonF, Detroit Pistons
Stanley Johnson is already a frequent impact defender but he has been working hard on improving his 3-point shooting.
The lack of a reliable 3-point shot has stalled his progress so far in the NBA. In three seasons, the young forward has averaged 7.0 points and 22 minutes a game despite a brutal 29.5 career mark from behind the arc. Dwane Casey is using the preseason to get a look at which two wing players best work within a starting lineup built around Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson. Given his desire to make the Pistons a more prolific 3-point team, Johnson will have to hit his shots in order to beat Glenn Robinson, a 40 percent shooter from three over the past two seasons, for the starting lineup gig.