Detroit Pistons

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  • Khyri Thomas
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Khyri Thomas (right foot surgery) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    After some time in the G League, Thomas is listed as probable for Tuesday's matchup. The Pistons are playing most of their young players big minutes right now, so there's an outside chance that Thomas makes a splash down the stretch.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown Jr. (left knee soreness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday game vs. the Nuggets.

    Brown has pulled down double-digit rebounds in four straight games. Regardless of whether he starts or comes off the bench, Brown is providing good rebound and assist numbers while the Pistons remain short-handed.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown Jr. put up eight points with 10 boards on 3-of-10 shooting in a loss to the Blazers on Sunday.

    Brown Jr. is the first guard in Pistons history to have 10 or more rebounds in four consecutive games. He can be left on the wire as the Pistons rotation is a complete mess and his role is unknown.

    Source: Johnny Kane on Twitter

  • Brandon Knight
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Brandon Knight played well in a loss to the Blazers on Sunday as he put up 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting.

    Knight knocked down three triples and added two rebounds and three assists to the box score. Langston Galloway chipped in 13 points with four rebounds and four assists. This is more of a fluke game for Knight, but Galloway should be owned in deeper leagues for his shooting and passing ability.

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood put up 26 points with nine boards in 31 minutes of action in a 107-104 loss to the Blazers on Sunday.

    Wood shot 9-of-15 from the field and 2-of-4 from beyond the arc. He also added one assist and two blocks to the stat sheet. Wood is undoubtedly the best fantasy player on the Pistons and should return top-50 value for the remainder of the season.

  • Donta Hall
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    The Pistons are expected to sign Donta Hall to a 10-day contract.

    Hall was on the Pistons' Summer League and preseason squads prior to being waived and has been with their G League affiliate all year thus far. He has averaged 15.5 points, 10.6 rebounds 1.1 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.5 blocks and 0.2 triples in 36 games on 28.6 minutes with a 66.7/26.9/75.6 shooting line. He could potentially steal some minutes from Thon Maker and John Henson but we'd leave him on the waivers for now.

    Source: JD Shaw on Twitter

  • Khyri Thomas
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Khyri Thomas (foot surgery) returned to action on Friday after missing a little over two months.

    Thomas played 22 minutes for the Pistons' G League affiliate, posting 27 points on 10-of-26 shooting with seven triples, seven rebounds, one assist and no turnovers. He should be back with main team soon but the 2018 second round pick can be ignored in fantasy circles.

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Shams Charania is reporting that Markieff Morris plans to sign with the Lakers.

    And there you have it. It looked like it was heading this way upon the initial news of the Morris buyout, and the Lakers will now be able to add Morris as a midseason acquisition. Morris will be useful as a 3-pointer streamer on the Lakers but is unlikely to emerge with any sort of standard-league value on a team this deep.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Shams Charania is reporting that the Lakers have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Markieff Morris, while the Raptors have also expressed interest.

    Morris is shooting nearly 40% from 3-point land this season and fits nicely with most contenders as a depth stretch four. He should have his choice of landing spots and won't be on the open market for long, though it would likely take an injury on his new team for him to come near standard-league fantasy appeal.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris has greed to a contract buyout with the Pistons, per Shams Charania.

    This isn't surprising — frankly it's more shocking that the Pistons didn't move Morris, who is on a one-year deal, for a second-round pick at the deadline. He was a DNP-CD on Thursday so the writing was on the wall. Morris is currently shooting a career-best .397 from behind the arc and should generate interest from contenders in need of a stretch four. He's unlikely to hold legitimate fantasy value on a good team, while this opens up some breathing room for Sekou Doumbouya in Detroit.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown Jr. approached a triple-double on Thursday, finishing with 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in 32 minutes.

    Brown went off in garbage time against the Bucks in this one and played more minutes than starting guards Derrick Rose and Svi Mykhaliuk. The wide margin may have played a factor in Rose's 23 minutes. Rose had 12 points in those 23 minutes, while Mykhaliuk struggled and had seven points in 29 minutes. All three of these guards are kind of doing some musical chairs on a night-to-night basis but they may all be late-round plays in deep leagues with some upside. We'll have to monitor how this rotation shakes out especially when Luke Kennard is healthy.

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood scored 18 points to go along with 11 rebounds in 27 minutes to lead the Pistons as they got routed by the Bucks on Thursday.

    Wood picked up right where he left off going into the All-Star break and is going to be one of the biggest fantasy contributors on an otherwise disappointing roster. Thon Maker started in this game and played 18 minutes for his 11 points, six boards, three triples and two blocks. Maker could similarly be productive. He has been a good shot blocker and top-120 player since the Andre Drummond trade.

  • Sekou Doumbouya
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Sekou Doumbouya was largely unproductive in a team-high 34 minutes on Thursday, scoring just eight points to go with five rebounds and three assists.

    Doumbouya got a ton of run in this blowout loss to the Bucks and this could be foreshadowing for the upcoming games as the Pistons have nothing to play for. Unfortunately, he didn't produce much here but we have to assume he's going to get more looks. He should be a good volume producer if he gets playing time at this rate.

  • Derrick Walton Jr.
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Walton Jr. will ink a 10-day deal with the Pistons, per Shams Charania.

    Walton has made 23 appearances, including one start, this season. He was traded from the Clippers to the Hawks and immediately waived at the trade deadline. He'll serve as extra guard depth behind Derrick Rose, Bruce Brown and Svi Mykhailiuk.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) will not play on Thursday.

    Kennard's timetable is still unclear, but Reggie Jackson's buyout should give him added value when he rejoins the Pistons. Kennard has enjoyed his finest season to date in compiling 15.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter