Dio's tour of the league pulls off in the Central Division, where some young players could be looking at additional opportunities for teams that are looking to take a step forward.
November 19, 2019, 10:04 amSekou DoumbouyaPF, Detroit Pistons
Not much has gone right for the Pistons through the first 13 games, but rookie Sekou Doumbouya is playing well for the team’s G League affiliate.
Doumbouya, who turns 19 next month, is scoring 18.5 points per game on 56 percent shooting from the field and 41.5 from 3-point range. The rookie brings a combination of size and skill in a 6’9”, 230-pound package that the Pistons lack, but he is still raw and is learning how to play the game. For now he is a stash in dynasty leagues while the Pistons could integrate him into their rotation later this season.
Source: Detroit Free Press
November 2, 2019, 3:10 pmSekou DoumbouyaPF, Detroit Pistons
Sekou Doumbouya (concussion) is not on the team's injury report for Saturday's game against the Raptors.
Although it appears he is out of the concussion protocol, Doumbouya may still not be part of the rotation as he averaged only 5.1 minutes across four preseason games. Even though he possesses plenty of upside with his physical tools, he is still only 18-years old so the Pistons will likely bring him along slowly.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
October 26, 2019, 1:39 pmSekou DoumbouyaPF, Detroit Pistons
Sekou Doumbouya remains in the concussion protocol and remains out against the Sixers on Saturday.
Doumbouya did not play much in the preseason and is not expected to be part of the rotation once he cleared so you can ignore the 18-year-old, 15th overall pick in standard settings.
October 24, 2019, 1:41 pmSekou DoumbouyaPF, Detroit Pistons
Sekou Doumbouya (concussion) will not play on Thursday.
Doumbouya suffered the injury shortly before the start of the season and there's no telling when he returns. Dynasty managers will have to keep waiting on the talented rookie's debut.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 22, 2019, 12:38 pmSekou DoumbouyaPF, Detroit Pistons
Sekou Doumbouya (concussion protocol) , who took a blow to the head in Saturday's practice, remains in the concussion protocol and is looking unlikely to suit up against the Pacers on Wednesday.
Doumbouya doesn't seem to have much of a role right now and can safely be ignored in last-minute fantasy drafts.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
October 10, 2019, 7:46 pmSvi MykhailiukSF, Detroit Pistons
Dwane Casey intends to have two or three bench staples but will fill the rest of the second unit situationally.
Derrick Rose and Markieff Morris figure to be locks, with Luke Kennard in that group as well if he doesn't start. That leaves players like Christian Wood, Thon Maker, Svi Mykhailiuk, Tony Snell, Joe Johnson and rookie Sekou Doumbouya battling for limited spots. The Pistons bench doesn't figure to be a great source of fantasy value, but deep-league managers may be able to play the matchup game to a certain extent — at least until Casey finds a group he likes.
September 26, 2019, 3:57 pmSekou DoumbouyaPF, Detroit Pistons
Dwane Casey hinted that Sekou Doumbouya may not be in Detroit's rotation when the season begins.
The exact quote was, "Very talented, and we’re excited to have him in our program, but he’s probably not in that rotation right now." Casey also seems intent on using Doumbouya as a small forward, which means he'll eventually need to overtake the likes of Tony Snell, Luke Kennard and Svi Mykhailiuk. Despite an interesting set of physical tools and a great long-term outlook, Doumbouya is best left for dynasty formats in his rookie season.
Source: The Athletic
July 7, 2019, 12:55 amSekou DoumbouyaPF, Detroit Pistons
Sekou Doumbouya has missed the Pistons' first two Summer League games with a minor case of right hamstring tightness.
Doumbouya was one of the higher-upside picks available in the draft and the Pistons looked to get a bit lucky with him falling out of the lottery. Hopefully Doumbouya is able to take the court soon, as he would certainly be one of the most fun players to keep tabs on in Summer League.
Source: Detroit Pistons
June 21, 2019, 3:19 pmSekou DoumbouyaF, Detroit Pistons
Sekou Doumbouya will play in Summer League, per Dwane Casey.
Doumbouya was thought to be a top-10 talent but fell to the Pistons in Thursday's draft. He's exceedingly young — he made the birth date cutoff for the 2019 draft by nine days — and figures to be a long-term project for the Pistons. His upside is immense, however, and fans should look forward to watching him try his hand in Vegas against other top prospects.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 9:10 pmSekou DoumbouyaPF, Detroit Pistons
The Pistons have selected Sekou Doumbouya with the 15th pick of the 2019 NBA Draft.
Doumbouya, who doesn’t turn 19 until December 23rd, has been making waves in the French Pro A league for Limoges CSP Elite as a versatile combo-forward. He’s a player who can parlay his athleticism into a potentially fantasy-viable 3-and-D package later on in his career. At this stage, he’s more of a project pick for the Pistons as he still needs to work on areas of his game like ball handling and shooting off the dribble. As far as his ceiling is concerned, he can be compared to a Pascal Siakam or an even bigger Trevor Ariza.
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