February 28, 2020, 11:54 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood kept his foot on the gas with 19 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer against the Suns on Friday.
Starter or reserve, Wood will be posting huge fantasy lines from here on out as long as the minutes are there. Dwane Casey is the only thing that can keep Wood from easy middle-round value (as in, top-75 at worst) for the rest of the season, and it looks like even he is coming around. Enjoy the show.
February 28, 2020, 11:53 pmBrandon KnightPG, Detroit Pistons
Brandon Knight connected on 7-of-14 from the field on Friday, ending with 19 points, four assists, a steal and five triples against the Suns.
Knight played 25 minutes tonight and has now seen 20-plus in his last three games, putting him on the map in deeper leagues if you need points and threes. Don't expect much more than that but he's viable in certain builds.
February 28, 2020, 11:50 pmJohn HensonPF, Detroit Pistons
John Henson picked up four fouls in just 19 minutes of Friday's start against the Suns, but he did manage seven points, four rebounds, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
Henson's cracking late-round value since getting traded to Detroit, thanks entirely to solid efficiency and blocks. He's averaging 1.1 swats in just 14.6 mpg on the year and should be able to consistently provide specialist appeal.
February 28, 2020, 11:47 pmSekou DoumbouyaPF, Detroit Pistons
Sekou Doumbouya played 20 minutes on Friday night, notching six points, three rebounds and a steal.
Doumbouya has yet to earn the trust of the coaching staff, and while it's possible that he breaks out in silly season there's just not enough there to make him more than a luxury hold right now. The upside remains tantalizing and the minutes he does earn this year will benefit him down the line, but it's tough to project him as more than a deep-league asset over the next few weeks as things currently stand.
February 28, 2020, 8:32 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown (knee) has officially been ruled out for Friday's contest vs. the Suns.
Coach Dwane Casey said as much by deeming him doubtful earlier in the afternoon. Look for Brandon Knight to pick up most of the offensive slack in Brown's absence. Knight has been productive in the last couple of games, averaging 9.7 PTS and 3.7 AST over the last two weeks.
Source: Johnny Kane on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 7:57 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown (knee soreness) is very unlikely to play in the Pistons' game against the Suns on Friday evening, according to coach Dwane Casey.
This will be Brown's second straight game on the shelf. The Pistons have no reason to run guys out there if they aren't completely healthy, so this is not a shocker by any means. Brandon Knight and Svi Mykhailiuk will see more opportunities on Friday for the Pistons.
Source: James Edwards on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 8:53 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown Jr. is questionable for Friday's game against the Suns with left knee soreness.
The knee held Brown out in Tuesday's game as well so we'll see if he can step back in and produce his underrated lines again. Rookie teammate Sekou Doumbouya is probable with a right calf strain.. Brown has held late-round value this year but we're waiting for Doumbouya to do something with his minutes. He isn't viable in fantasy leagues right now.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 25, 2020, 11:46 pmDerrick RosePG, Detroit Pistons
Derrick Rose had himself had a solid performance on Tuesday, posting 20 points (6-of-14 FGs, 7-of-7 FTs), two rebounds, the five assists, one 3-pointer and two steals in 22 minutes.
There's no chance that Rose is getting a buyout and considering the Pistons' place in the standings and the makeup of their current roster, he's got a nice path for value within the top-150. That said, there could be some maintenance days for rest down the road for him.
February 25, 2020, 11:38 pmDonta HallPF, Detroit Pistons
Donta Hall made his NBA debut on Tuesday and quietly put up four points, four rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes off the bench.
This was a good eye test for Hall, who is currently on a 10-day deal. He can be left on the wire with confidence.
February 25, 2020, 11:35 pmJohn HensonPF, Detroit Pistons
John Henson started for the Pistons on Tuesday but was not able to put up a noteworthy performance with just four points (2-of-4 shooting), seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 22 minutes.
Henson had been making some noise off the bench prior to this quiet night, so it's understandably a bit disappointing. Expect the Pistons to do a bit more tinkering as the season draws to a close. Thon Maker moved to the bench and suffered a big loss in value with just two points, three rebounds and one steal in six minutes.
February 25, 2020, 11:30 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood returned to the Pistons' starting lineup on Tuesday and was productive with 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field and a 6-of-8 clip at the free throw line.
Wood also sprinkled in some peripherals with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 34 minutes. Wood is going to be a mid-round producer ROS, so just sit back and enjoy the ride.
February 25, 2020, 8:33 pmKhyri ThomasSG, Detroit Pistons
Khyri Thomas (right foot surgery) is available for the Pistons on Tuesday.
Thomas has been out a long time and will likely see just a few minutes. He's not on any fantasy radars right now.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
February 25, 2020, 8:13 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown will not play against the Nuggets on Tuesday with a sore left knee.
Brown's absence opens up more minutes for the likes of Langston Galloway and Jordan Bone.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
February 25, 2020, 3:36 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Coach Dwane Casey mentioned on Tuesday that Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) could potentially return to the lineup when the team returns from their western road trip.
The Pistons have home games on March 4th against the Thunder and March 7th against the Jazz. If Kennard could suit up for one of these games, it would give him a week or two before the fantasy playoffs start, depending on your league's schedule. It's worth looking to stash him on your bench or an IR spot if you have the room and aren't fighting for a playoff spot.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
February 25, 2020, 10:33 amDerrick RosePG, Detroit Pistons
Brian Windhorst of ESPN said on Monday that there’s “no chance” that the Pistons will consider buying out Derrick Rose’s contract this season.
Rose is having a nice season with the Pistons averaging 18.0 points and 5.7 assists while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. Dwane Casey has been able to connect with the veteran guard who is under contract with the Pistons for next year as well. Windhorst added that the Lakers inquired for him at the trade deadline but it’s clear that he will be staying in Detroit. Rose is a must-own player in standard leagues even though there is the potential of a shutdown later in the season.