March 22, 2019, 12:43 amBlake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin scored 17 points on 4-of-17 shooting while adding seven rebounds, eight assists, a steal, a block and two triples on Thursday.
Griffin and Andre Drummond both couldn't get their shots to fall tonight. They were able to create enough space for their teammates to knock down easy buckets though and when their wings are hitting their outside shots it makes the game much easier for the Pistons' two star players.
March 22, 2019, 12:42 amWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington stayed hot on Thursday against the Suns, scoring a team-high 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six triples, a rebound, a steal and a block.
The defensive numbers are an added bonus to what was already another great night by Ellington's standards. He's hit 13 triples in his past two games already and even with Luke Kennard (16 points, two triples, two assists and a steal) having a solid game, Ellington is clearly the No. 1 wing option in Detroit.
March 22, 2019, 12:40 amReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting while adding three assists, two rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers on Thursday.
Jackson filled it up across the board in a blowout win, but we know by now not to trust this on a regular basis. He's still a decent streaming play along with Ish Smith (24 minutes, 11 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal) who logged as many minutes as him. There's a timeshare at point guard and both players are going to be low-end values because of it.
March 22, 2019, 12:39 amAndre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond scored 16 points on 7-of-18 shooting with 19 rebounds, an assist, three steals and a block on Thursday.
Drummond went 2-for-3 at the line and connected on only 7-of-18 from the floor. He actually struggled a bit against Deandre Ayton and Richaun Holmes on the inside, but was still able to do his usual business in the counting stats department which is something you can always count on.
March 20, 2019, 10:31 amKhyri Thomas - G - Detroit Pistons
Khyri Thomas and Svi Mykhailiuk have been assigned by the Pistons to the Grand Rapids Drive of the G League.
Drive have 3 games left and sit one-half game behind Chicago for the division lead and the automatic playoff berth. Both players should be able to help them while also polishing their game instead of sitting on the Pistons bench.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
March 18, 2019, 9:26 pmAndre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond feasted on Monday with 21 points and 21 rebounds while adding five assists, two steals and a block in Monday's 119-126 loss to the Cavs.
Drummond was already on a roll entering tonight's game and with Blake Griffin (load management) resting, it only meant more opportunity for Drummond. He went 9-for-20 from the field which is a bit below his average, but owners get to look forward to three more games from him.
March 18, 2019, 9:25 pmWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington caught fire from deep on Monday and scored 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting with two assists, two steals and seven 3-pointers.
Ellington was on fire tonight for the Pistons which meant Luke Kennard (nine points, four rebounds, two assists, a block and two triples) and Langston Galloway (13 points and three triples) took a backseat. Kennard is still a viable streaming source because of his production in other categories, but Ellington is the starter and better source of treys.
March 18, 2019, 9:23 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting while adding three rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers on Monday.
Jackson usually delivers solid lines against bad teams, but outside of his scoring there isn't much else for fantasy owners. Ish Smith (13 points, three rebounds, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer) logged 24 minutes off the bench and is a decent streamer for those in need of assists.
March 18, 2019, 9:22 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker started on Monday and scored seven points on 2-of-6 shooting while adding eight rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer.
Maker started for Blake Griffin (load management) and he was a late swap to the starting lineup over Jon Leuer (DNP-CD). Griffin should be back in the next game so Maker can be safely left on the wire.
March 18, 2019, 7:32 pmThon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker, not Jon Leuer, started at power forward on Monday night.
The Pistons changed their starters at the last second but Maker was always the preferred play anyway.
Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter
March 18, 2019, 6:49 pmJon Leuer - F - Detroit Pistons
Jon Leuer will start in place of Blake Griffin (rest) on Monday against the Cavs.
Leuer has appeared in five games since the start of February so there's no reason to look his way outside the deepest of leagues, even with the nice opportunity in a good matchup. We're still more interested in Thon Maker for this one.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
March 18, 2019, 1:36 pmBlake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin (rest) will not play on Monday against the Cavs.
Griffin helped the Pistons edge Toronto yesterday and frankly they should be alright without him against Cleveland. Thon Maker becomes an intriguing stream for blocks and threes, though the Pistons bench is usually a spot to avoid for fantasy purposes. Jon Leuer and Glenn Robinson III are other candidates to start.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 17, 2019, 7:32 pmAndre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond delivered 15 points, 17 rebounds and two steals in Sunday's 110-107 win over the Raptors, going 5-of-8 from the field and a perfect 5-of-5 from the line.
Drummond made a key play late, reading the play and picking off a pass intended for Kawhi Leonard that resulted in a fastbreak layup to put Detroit up four in the final minute. He's been rolling lately, as have the Pistons as a team, and they're looking to lock down the sixth seed in the East. Blake Griffin had 25 points, eight rebounds and four triples in the close win.
March 17, 2019, 7:29 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard logged 28 minutes on Sunday afternoon but could only muster two points, three assists and a steal with one field goal attempt.
The minutes are where we need them but Kennard's shot dropped off last week and he's safe to return to the wire. He might emerge if Langston Galloway cools off again but until then you can do better in most formats.
March 17, 2019, 7:13 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith was excellent in Sunday's home victory over the Raptors, turning in eight points, five rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 24 minutes of action.
Smith's speed was a game-changer in this one and he consistently blew by Raptors on the perimeter and opened up passing and driving lanes for his teammates. There was one possession in the second half where he darted in for two offensive rebounds that ultimately resulted in a 3-pointer, and he came through for deep-league fantasy owners with a nice line. Reggie Jackson still did work despite the even split of minutes, posting 20 points, four assists, two threes and a steal on 5-of-10 from the field and 8-of-9 at the line.