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  • 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.

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson reportedly has his sights set on joining the Clippers after reaching a buyout agreement with the Pistons on Tuesday.

    The Clippers were among the favorites to land Darren Collison before he decided to stay retired. Jackson has been playing well for fantasy teams lately, but this is obviously a massive blow to his fantasy value. Jackson will compete with Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley and Landry Shamet for guard minutes moving forward. Bruce Brown Jr., Svi Mykhailuk, Derrick Rose and possibly Luke Kennard (knee) all stand to benefit with additional minutes and usage with Jackson now gone. It is worth searching the waiver wire to see if any of the Pistons guards are on your league's waiver wire.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Rose (adductor strain) and Svi Mykhailiuk (right hip strain) will both play and come off the bench for Wednesday's matchup vs. the Magic.

    Both players will be returning to action for the last game before the All-Star break. They both have missed five consecutive games. With their return, Reggie Jackson and Bruce Brown Jr. could lose some minutes and see their fantasy values decline. This will definitely be a situation to monitor after the All-Star break as the team is still waiting for the return of Luke Kennard. Kennard is expected to play sometime after the All-Star break. Rose is the only player out of the four that is worth starting in standard leagues.

    Source: Rod Beard on Twitter

  • Svi Mykhailiuk
    SF, Detroit Pistons

    Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (right hip strain) practiced on Tuesday, but his availability for Wednesday's game against the Magic has yet to be determined.

    Mykhailiuk had put together a few weeks of solid, low-end standard league value, but Detroit's backcourt could be getting back a couple of pieces after the All-Star break. Every single guard in Detroit is on thin ice when it comes to their fantasy values, as it's hard to see five fantasy relevant players produce concurrently in this putrid offense.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Rose (adductor strain) will not play on Monday.

    Rose last played on February 2. At this point, it wouldn't be surprising if he was held out through the All-Star break. Bruce Brown will continue to play a more meaningful role in his absence.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Rose (Adductor strain) will not play in Friday's matchup vs. the Thunder.

    Rose has been having an excellent season and his name popped up in rumors ahead of the trade deadline. He will stay with the Pistons but will miss his third straight game on Friday. Reggie Jackson and Bruce Brown will be in line for additional minutes on Friday.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Svi Mykhailiuk
    SF, Detroit Pistons

    Svi Mykhailuk (right hip strain) is being listed as out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Suns.

    There is some trade interest circulating in Mykhailuk and his shooting prowess, so he could potentially be wearing a new uniform come Thursday. Bruce Brown will get another start and could find himself in a featured role for the second half of the season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Rose (left adductor strain) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

    Rose may have played his last game as a Piston with the trade deadline on Thursday. With Rose and Svi Mykhailuk both out for this one, look for Reggie Jackson and Bruce Brown to once again start in the backcourt.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown Jr. (right thumb sprain) will start on Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Svi Mykhailiuk (right hip straing) is available and will go to the bench for Brown, who has bounced back and forth between the starting lineup and the bench. He's coming off of a huge game, so keep an eye on him as the Pistons gear up for some possible trades.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown was huge off the bench in the Pistons' 128-123 comeback win over the Nuggets on Sunday, playing 38 minutes and producing 19 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and three 3-pointers while going 7-of-10 from the floor.

    Brown's energy was instrumental in erasing a 21-point deficit and the Pistons ultimately grabbed control of the game and held on in overtime. Derrick Rose left the game after suffering a left groin injury in the first half and Brown is always the guy to step into more minutes when a ball-handler gets hurt. He's shown some really nice skills in such opportunities this year and is someone to consider as an add as he was already a top-105/130 guy (8/9-cat) in the last two weeks in 27.0 mpg. That's going up if Rose misses time.

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson found his rhythm on offense during Wednesday's contest, finishing with 23 points (8-14 FG, 4-6 3PT), while adding three rebounds, five assists and a block.

    Jackson came off the bench but played close to twice as many minutes as starter, Bruce Brown. Brown scored six points in only 18 minutes of playing time. There are a lot of moving pieces on the Pistons and its hard to consistently rely on anyone outside of Andre Drummond and Derrick Rose at this point.

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown scored 17 points in Saturday's loss to the Nets, chipping in five rebounds, five assists and three three-pointers.

    Brown got the start with teammate Reggie Jackson resting. He was pretty good from the field, converting 7-of-12, though he failed to get to the charity stripe. He filled out the rest of the box score with five boards and five assists without any countable defensive stats. Brown is an end of bench player would swipes a respectable amount of steals for teams in need.

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown Jr. (right thumb sprain) is expected to play on Saturday against the Nets.

    Brown missed the last two games but should be able to get decent minutes on Saturday with Tony Snell and Reggie Jackson both ruled out. He has been a top-175 player in standard leagues this year in 27.1 minutes with 8.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 triples, shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 68.4 percent from the line.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Tony Snell
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Tony Snell (body;flu) will miss Saturday's game against the Nets.

    Snell missed Friday's game with a undisclosed body injury but perhaps that was flu related. Although starting and playing in 26.4 minutes per game he is only useful as a three-point specialist in super-deep leagues. The Pistons starting lineup will look much different this game than last but Bruce Brown and Svi Mykhailiuk are expected to soak up even more minutes than usual with Reggie Jackson also out.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown Jr. will sit out Friday's tilt with the Grizzlies as he continues to cope with an illness.

    Brown's absence from the lineup will give Reggie Jackson another opportunity to shine. It was surprising to see him so successful right off the bat, but if you have room feel free to pick up Jackson and see where things go. Jackson has never had a fantasy-friendly game, and he will have to perform well a couple more times to justify being a must-add in standard leagues.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter