Detroit Pistons

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  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson (back), Luke Kennard (knee) and Markieff Morris (illness) are all questionable for Wednesday's preseason matchup vs. the Hornets.

    The Pistons are likely exercising caution while the games don't matter. They will be ready once the regular season rolls around. Monitor their status ahead of tip-off for DFS lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood came off the bench on Tuesday and had 19 points (7-for-14 FGs, 5-for-6 FTs), 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 24 minutes against the Sixers.

    Wood appears to be fighting for a roster spot, and he's had a pair of games during the preseason that are reminiscent of the incredible stretch he had to end last season. If he finds himself in another rebuilding situation, he could have plenty of value. Otherwise, he's probably just going to put up good games sporadically. His likely competition for that roster spot, Joe Johnson, had just three points in 17 minutes.

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown came back to earth with zero assists in Tuesday's 106-86 loss to the Sixers, putting up just six points, six rebounds and a block in 25 minutes.

    Brown had 15 points on six shots and seven assists in the previous game, so tonight was a bit disappointing for those that hope he can increase the assists this season. His defense should keep him on the court, so keep an eye on how he uses those minutes.

  • Tony Snell
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Following up a zero-point performance, Tony Snell went for 17 points (6-for-11 FGs, 3-for-3 FTs), two rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes vs. the Sixers on Tuesday.

    Snell may be the Pistons starting small forward, but games like this will be rare. There are many better options to stream for 1.5 threes per game. Luke Kennard had a decent game with 11 points, three boards, three dimes and two treys in 23 minutes.

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson went 1-for-8 from the floor in 16 minutes in a loss to the Sixers on Tuesday, compiling just four points, one rebound, two assists and a block.

    Jackson has long been an inconsistent player, but this one can at least be partially chalked up to preseason resting. He's hanging around until the final rounds in most drafts, and he fits the bill if you're looking for a fourth or fifth guard.

  • Thon Maker
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Thon Maker started and went 0-for-8 from the floor in 26 minutes on Tuesday night in a loss to the Sixers, but he did add 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block, and he hit both of his free throws.

    The Pistons frontcourt was extremely thin tonight, so Maker got plenty of run. He will likely be nothing more than a blocks streamer this season when it comes to fantasy.

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markeiff Morris (illness) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Sixers.

    Morris will join teammates Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin on the bench tonight, opening up a full allotment of minutes in the frontcourt. Christian Wood, Joe Johnson and Thon Maker should see heavy runs tonight.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond (rest) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Sixers.

    This is just a planned rest day for the stud-center. Look for Thon Maker and Christian Wood to get some extra run in Drummond's place.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris is questionable to face the Sixers on Tuesday as he is battling an illness.

    Kieff started on Friday but played only 19 minutes as the Pistons opted to give more minutes to Thon Maker, Joe Johnson and Christian Wood. Morris is expected to be the first big coming off the bench while he could have value this year if Blake Griffin struggles to remain healthy.

    Source: Vince Ells on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin did not travel with the team and is out for the game against the Sixers on Tuesday due to hamstring soreness.

    The injury is nothing serious and the Pistons are smart to give their best player the night off. This will also be another opportunity for Christian Wood and Joe Johnson to audition for the final roster spot, with just a couple exhibition games remaining before Detroit cuts one of them.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    There are still some questions about how coach Dwane Casey will stack his rotation, but the final two exhibition games this week will also determine which one out of Joe Johnson or Christian Wood will make the final cut.

    The Pistons would love to be able to carry both of them in the regular season but the logistics simply don’t work. One way to get beyond the dilemma is to open a roster spot through a trade but the problem is that trades in the NBA are not plentiful in the fall. In the past decade, there have been about a dozen October deals, which makes a Pistons deal to open an extra spot on the roster tough, at best. Wood has had a couple solid games so far in the preseason and he will continue to audition for his job.

    Source: Detroit News

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond put up a solid stat line with 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes in Friday's 109-105 win vs. the Cavs.

    Drummond will provide elite production in points, rebounds, field goal percentage and blocks all season long. He did attempt another three in this game but missed again. That is now three straight games with a 3-point attempt for Drummond. This new found 3-point shooting could cause a dip in his efficiency if he keeps it up into the regular season.

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson scored 15 points and added two rebounds, four assists, a steal and a three in Friday's win over the Cavs.

    Jackson has some major competition at point guard this season with Derrick Rose now on the team. Rose also put up 15 points, along with three rebounds, an assist and a block. If Jackson isn't playing well, coach Dwayne Casey may opt for Rose to finish games. They may also play alongside each other in the backcourt. Jackson and Rose are low upside point guards available towards the end of standard-league drafts.

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown scored 15 points, grabbed five boards and dished out seven assists in Friday's game against the Cavs.

    Known as a defensive specialist, as coach
    Dwayne Casey called him an "elite defender." Brown was able to showcase more to his game. He started at shooting guard and played 25 minutes. He is surrounded by players with higher usage and may find it difficult to put up consistent offensive numbers.

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris will start for the resting Blake Griffin in Friday's preseason game with Joe Johnson operating in a backup role.

    Morris looks like a lock to be the first big off the bench this season, so he's a viable deep-league option with top-150 upside. He also makes for a top-flight handcuff if you end up drafting Blake Griffin. Joe Johnson will be the backup tonight, as he looks to outduel Christian Wood for the final roster spot.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter