January 20, 2020, 6:23 pmDerrick RosePG, Detroit Pistons
According to reports, the Lakers and Sixers are among the teams interested in trading for Derrick Rose.
Rose continues to be productive for the Pistons, averaging 18.3 points and 5.9 assists. His fantasy value would likely decline if a contender acquired him. Rose has said that he is happy in Detroit, but he cannot block a trade.
Source: Yahoo Sports
January 20, 2020, 4:41 pmSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk's shot abandoned him on Monday and he finished the game with 10 points and 2 triples on 4-of-13 shooting.
The popular waiver wire add was due for a bad game after going over 20 points in each of his last two games. The good news is that he still made it to the mid-20s in minutes despite the off night and there aren't many high-efficiency three-point specialists. He's a hold while Kennard is out, particularly if your team needs three-point shooting.
January 20, 2020, 4:38 pmTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Tony Snell's shot fell on Monday to the tune of 16 points and four threes.
The do-nothing all-star shot an efficient 56% from the field in 29 minutes. Coach Dwayne Casey refuses to commit to player development and his players refuse to win basketball games, so this team is currently in basketball purgatory at the organizational level. Don't pay too much attention to this line, as Snell is just as likely to come back and post a 0-0-0-0-0 line in the next one.
January 20, 2020, 4:34 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond lost a tooth when Thomas Bryant elbowed him in the face on Monday but posted 18 points (7-of-11 shooting), 16 rebounds, four steals and two blocks.
Drummond insisted that he was fine after the game. There's a misconception that Drummond's heart isn't in it as trade rumors continue to swirl, but you wouldn't know it from looking at his recent statlines. He's as solid a top-20 fantasy option as there is. Don't get bogged down in hypotheticals when assessing the value of your stud big man. Enjoy the ride with the durable Drummond and we can reassess his value if and when a trade involving him happens.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 4:31 pmDerrick RosePG, Detroit Pistons
Derrick Rose scored 21 points (8-of-21 shooting) with four rebounds and two steals.
You can really ask for much more out of Rose, who's been a top-85 asset all season as the unexpected last man standing in the Detroit backcourt. Rose, or "Old Kendrick Nunn" as we like to call him, will continue to pour in points with nary a stat elsewhere, but tonight's modest peripherals were a nice touch. He's fine to roster, but rest-of-season value may not be guaranteed. Look to sell.
January 20, 2020, 3:28 pmMarkieff MorrisPF, Detroit Pistons
Markieff Morris (jammed right big toe) is considered questionable to return for Monday's game against the Wizards after exiting in the second quarter.
Morris isn't out of the woods just yet, but this is a positive development as it isn't related to the left foot sprain that kept him out of the lineup for seven games before returning on Saturday. Keep tabs on the situation as more information rolls in. Christian Wood would be the biggest beneficiary if Morris were to miss time.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 3:10 pmReggie JacksonPG, Detroit Pistons
Coach Dwane Casey said on Monday that Reggie Jackson (lower back stress fracture) has been cleared to return to action and could return to the lineup sometime this week.
Jackson has appeared in just two games this season as he dealt with the back injury, but could seemingly return as early as Wednesday's game against the Kings. Jackson will likely be eased back into the lineup and has been a fringe standard league guy the past few seasons, so expectations should be tempered, but he is someone to keep an eye on with what could become a fantasy-friendly situation.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 3:03 pmMarkieff MorrisPF, Detroit Pistons
Markieff Morris (undisclosed) left and headed to the locker room during the second quarter of Monday's game against the Wizards.
It is unclear what is ailing Morris at this time, but he did return from a seven-game absence over the weekend while nursing a foot injury. If this turns out to be something that will keep Morris out of the lineup, Christain Wood, Thon Maker and Sekou Doumbouya will benefit from extra minutes. Wood has the highest upside of the group when he sees the run.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 1:38 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown (right thumb sprain) is being listed as available to play in Monday's game against the Wizards.
Brown has been frequently popping up on the injury report as available with the thumb injury recently, but he doesn't seem to be in any danger of missing any time. Continue to play Brown as you normally would.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 18, 2020, 11:04 pmDerrick RosePG, Detroit Pistons
Derrick Rose shot 12-of-17 from the field on his way to scoring 27 points with nine assists in 26 minutes on Saturday.
Rose is a must-own player in standard leagues and the short-handed Pistons continue to lean on him heavily for his offense. Rose is in a great situation and his value could take a hit if he is traded, but owners shouldn't worry about that in the meantime.
January 18, 2020, 10:38 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond double-doubled on Saturday with 16 points (7-of-15 from the floor), 17 rebounds and five steals in 27 minutes.
Drummond is a first-round player in total value this season despite his 60 percent free throw shooting. A big reason for that is his defensive stats with averages of 2.0 steals and 1.8 blocks per game. There will continue to be trade rumors surrounding Drummond, but he should stay a top-20 player in any situation as he doesn't rely on heavy usage for his fantasy value.
January 18, 2020, 10:28 pmMarkieff MorrisPF, Detroit Pistons
Markieff Morris scored 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting with three 3-pointers in 20 minutes on Saturday.
Morris has back-to-back 20-point games but he's shooting 66.7 percent during that time and he won't keep that up. He played more minutes than Christian Wood (10 points with seven rebounds in 16 minutes) but for now Morris is just a late-round option with the crowded front court in Detroit.
January 18, 2020, 10:20 pmSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Svi Mykhailiuk shot 9-of-11 from the field and 5-of-7 from deep on his way to scoring a career-high 25 points with three assists, one steal and one block in 29 minutes off the bench.
Mykhailiuk lit it up on Saturday and has been a top-100 player the past two weeks averaging 14.3 points and 3.5 threes in 30.8 minutes per game. Mykhailiuk is worth owning in standard leagues while he's on this hot streak.
January 16, 2020, 2:55 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
The Hawks and Pistons have ceased trade discussions surrounding Andre Drummond, per Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports.
Goodwill says the proposed deal would have seen Drummond traded to Atlanta in exchange for Damian Jones, Chandler Parsons or Allen Crabbe (since dealt to Minnesota) and a first-rounder. That's not a huge return but Drummond plans to opt out and test free agency, and there simply won't be a lot of real value available to the Pistons because of the need to match salaries. The vibe is that Drummond gets traded before this February's deadline, but it looks like it won't be to Atlanta. Goodwill adds that the Hawks figure to go after Drummond in free agency.
Source: Yahoo Sports
January 15, 2020, 9:38 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond collected another double-double on Wednesday night, doing so by dropping 13 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting and snatching 13 rebounds to go along with seven assists, three steals and a block.
If you ignore his free throws tonight (1-of-6 from the line), there isn't much more you'd look for in a big man. He's flirting with a spot in the top 15 right now, and since there aren't many options on the Pistons, his usage should be safe.