March 8, 2020, 11:03 pmThon MakerC, Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker put up three points with three steals and one block in 28 minutes in a loss to the Knicks on Sunday.
John Henson (ankle) exited the game early, so the door is wide open for Maker if his injury forces him to miss time. He could be worth streaming in 12-plus team formats if the minutes jump while Henson is out.
March 8, 2020, 10:57 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown put up 16 points with four rebounds and six assists in a 96-84 loss to the Knicks on Sunday.
Brown returned from a left knee contusion injury on Saturday and played just 25 minutes, but the Pistons did not hold him back on Sunday as he played 37 minutes. He has the potential to be the second-best fantasy player on the Pistons for the rest of the season, but he is still only worth a look in 14-plus team formats.
March 8, 2020, 10:53 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood put up 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting with eight boards in a loss to the Knicks on Sunday.
Wood remains the only fantasy relevant player on the Pistons as he has produced top-40 value over the last month. He should keep rolling as the Pistons have nothing to play for during the last quarter of the season.
March 8, 2020, 10:02 pmJohn HensonPF, Detroit Pistons
John Henson suffered a left ankle sprain against the Knicks on Sunday and was forced to exit in the fourth quarter.
He was experiencing some intense pain after the injury, and it would not be surprising to see him miss some time. If Henson is out that will give Thon Maker and Sekou Doumbouya added value. Henson was just a deep league option for traditional big man stats, feel free to cut him loose if you need a reliably healthy body.
Source: John Edwards III on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 7:01 pmBrandon KnightPG, Detroit Pistons
Brandon Knight (right hamstring strain) will suit up on Sunday but play under a minutes restriction.
Interestingly, Dwane Casey cited a sore knee for the restriction, and not the hamstring issue that put Knight on the injury report. Knight has been playing well as the last PG standing in Detroit, and can be viewed as a solid pickup for anyone in need of points and threes.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 3:16 pmBrandon KnightPG, Detroit Pistons
Brandon Knight (right hamstring strain) is questionable vs. the Knicks on Sunday.
Knight has been a top-95 guy over the past two weeks and could do some damage against a bad Knicks team. This is the best season that he's had in years and is worth owning as or right now.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 7, 2020, 9:50 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood scored a career-high 30 points (13-of-24 from the field) with 11 rebounds and two assists in a 111-105 loss to the Jazz on Saturday.
Wood shot 4-of-6 from the line and didn't record a defensive stat, but the points and high-volume field goal percentage make up for it. Wood has been a top-40 player over the past month and will be a top-50 player with upside moving forward.
March 7, 2020, 9:41 pmBrandon KnightPG, Detroit Pistons
Brandon Knight scored 13 points on 3-of-9 shooting with four rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes on Saturday.
Knight was listed probable with a quad injury but he played through the same injury on Wednesday too. Knight was a top-100 player in the five games prior to Saturday and has a short-term boost while Bruce Brown Jr. (knee) ramps up his minutes since returning from his injury. Knight is trending down but is a short-term option for points, threes and assists. Beware the Pistons only play twice next week.
March 7, 2020, 9:32 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown Jr. (left knee contusion) returned from injury on Saturday and scored five points with five rebounds and seven assists in 25 minutes.
Brown returned after a four-game absence and has an opportunity to play big minutes for the Pistons down the stretch. He had double-digit rebounds in four straight games before missing time with his injury and should be a good source of steals with some assists and out-of-position rebounds moving forward. He's worth a look in 14-team leagues but take into consideration that the Pistons only play two games next week.
March 7, 2020, 6:51 pmBrandon KnightPG, Detroit Pistons
Brandon Knight (quad) is starting again for the Pistons on Saturday.
Knight has seen a late-season resurgence and his starting gig has allowed him to be a solid contributor of points, threes and assorted peripherals.
Source: James Edwards III on Twitter
March 6, 2020, 5:53 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown Jr. has recovered from his left knee contusion and is no longer on the injury report for Saturday's game against the Jazz.
It will still be interesting to see if Brown plays in both ends of the back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday. With Derrick Rose (ankle) and Luke Kennard (knee) out, he has a nice opportunity for value competing against Brandon Knight and Jordan McRae. He was swallowing rebounds before missing the last four games.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 6, 2020, 5:49 pmBrandon KnightPG, Detroit Pistons
Brandon Knight (quad) is probable to take on the Jazz on Saturday.
It sounds like Knight will be able to play, although his value will take a hit with the return of Bruce Brown Jr. Knight sill has some appeal as he did receive 38 minutes on Wednesday. It'd be surprising to see him keep up this mid-round production, but late-round consideration for standard leagues is still feasible if he receives a 30-minute role for the thin Pistons.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 5, 2020, 3:57 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown Jr. (left knee contusion) was able to practice in full on Thursday.
Brown has missed the last four games but appears on track for a return in the near future. The Pistons have a back-to-back that starts on Saturday and Brown can be considered questionable until we learn more. He will likely see an increase in value with the absence of Derrick Rose (ankle) and Luke Kennard (knee) but the backcourt did get a little bit more crowded yesterday with the addition of Jordan McRae.
Source: James Edwards III
March 4, 2020, 9:57 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood scored a career-high 29 points on 12-of-16 shooting, adding 10 rebounds, three assists, five triples and one block in 39 minutes on Wednesday.
Wood has been a top-35 player since Andre Drummond was traded, averaging 21.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.8 threes while shooting .532 from the field and .793 from the line. The threes and high free throw percentage are a pleasant surprise for Wood, and he looks locked in as a top-50 player with early-round upside ROS.
March 4, 2020, 9:48 pmBrandon KnightPG, Detroit Pistons
Brandon Knight (quad) dished out seven assists on Wednesday, adding 18 points (6-of-15 from the floor) with two rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes.
Knight got the start with Derrick Rose (ankle) and Bruce Brown (knee) sidelined and tallied seven assists for his second straight game. He's scored at least 14 points in five straight games and is worth streaming for points, threes and assists until Rose and Brown return.