Detroit Pistons

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  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Dwane Casey told reporters on Tuesday that Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) will miss at least one more week.

    This is not the news that owners who grabbed Kennard off waivers recently were hoping for. Kennard recently said that he was pain-free and the team was initially targeting this week for a potential return, so maybe they are opting for more practice time. If Kennard can return early next week, there will be a sizable role for him right of the rip with Derrick Rose missing at least two more weeks with a Grade 2 ankle sprain. Bruce Brown, Svi Mykhailuk and Jordan Bone should see additional run and usage in the meantime.

    Source: Rod Beard on Twitter

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Coach Dwane Casey said that Bruce Brown Jr. (knee) could be back for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Bruce Brown Jr. will be looking at added responsibility to run the Pistons offense with Derrick Rose missing at least the next two weeks. He is worth adding in leagues where he was recently dropped because of inujry.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Rose has a Grade 2 right ankle sprain and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Rose's re-evaluation will come right at the start of a majority of league's fantasy playoffs. Owners who have the space to stash Rose should do so, but owners clawing for a playoff spot with no space, have to consider cutting ties. The Pistons are likely to err on the side of caution with Rose and fellow backcourt mate Luke Kennard (knee) is expected to return to the fray soon.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Rose underwent an MRI on his sprained right ankle and it returned negative, but the Pistons will be cautious and the 2010-11 league MVP is expected to be reassessed in a few weeks.

    This is very bad news for Rose who is looking at a lengthy absence after sustaining a right ankle injury. Bruce Brown and Brandon Knight should get the point guard minutes as long as Rose remains sidelined..

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) states he is pain free, and eyes a return to the court in the near future.

    Kennard has been out since mid-December with issues in both knees but a return to contact practice drills, he says, is “definitely coming up very soon – very soon.” With nothing to play for the Pistons are being very cautious with Kennard’s eventual return. Once back in the lineup, Kennard will instantly be one of the top offensive threats for the Pistons. He was averaging 15.8 points while shooting 39.9% from behind the arc before he went down with the injury.

    Source: Keith Langlois for NBA.com

  • John Henson
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    John Henson put up 10 points with five boards and two steals in a loss to the Kings on Sunday.

    Henson shot 5-of-8 from the field and added three assists, two steals and one block to the box score. He is a blocks and field goal percentage specialist for deeper leagues.

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood put up 20 points with 12 boards as the Pistons lost to the Kings on Sunday.

    Wood shot 7-of-16 from the field and added one block in 35 minutes of action. He is a top-40 value over the past month and is finally getting the playing time that fantasy GMs have dreamed of. We should see prime Wood for the last stretch of the season as he is a lock for top-50 value.

  • Brandon Knight
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Brandon Knight scored 16 points with seven dimes in a 106-100 loss to the Kings on Sunday.

    Knight shot 5-of-12 from the field and 5-of-10 from beyond the arc. He will be a great source of points, triples and assists for deeper formats for the remainder of the season.

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Rose left Sunday's game with a right ankle injury and is questionable to return.

    Bruce Brown is also out today, which means it could be up to Brandon Knight and Derrick Walton to handle all the PG minutes if Rose can't come back. He had nine points in nine minutes before going down, and we'll keep you posted on his condition as more news becomes available.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood (right foot sprain) will play on Sunday against the Kings.

    This is a major relief for fantasy GMs, as Wood has been dynamite and any sort of foot sprain immediately becomes a red flag. Hopefully this is just the Pistons being extremely thorough with their injury reporting.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Thon Maker
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Thon Maker (right ankle sprain) will not play on Sunday.

    Maker had a brief productive run but has been trending down over his last few games, and the injury means he's only worth holding onto in 30-team leagues, and maybe not even then. John Henson will have tons of minutes on his plate if Christian Wood is also ruled out.

    Source: Johnny Kane on Twitter

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game.

    Brown has been out during a key week in fantasy, making him a tough hold in 14-teamers or shallower. His knee soreness has kept on the sidelines for his third straight games now. He's a drop if your team needs a productive warm body.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Thon Maker
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Thon Maker is questionable to face the Kings on Sunday with a right ankle sprain.

    Maker has been on the downtrend prior to this injury, which pretty much is the nail in his fantasy-value coffin. He's a drop even in deep leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood is questionable for Sunday's game with a right foot sprain.

    This is both a surprise and an unfortunate turn of events for Wood's owners. He's been cooking as of late and his potential absence and the Pistons' two-game week ahead, does not bode too well. John Henson should see as many frontcourt minutes as he can handle, should Wood end up missing time.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Rose led the Pistons to a road win on Friday with 31 points on 15-of-24 from the field, as well as four assists, two steals and a 3-pointer.

    The lack of other stats underlines the main issue with Rose as a fantasy asset but he's going unchecked for scoring responsibilities and should be a steady standard-league option as long as he can stay healthy. It's a late-middle round package that can quickly tumble if the efficiency wanes, but Rose should be good to go until the next drought.