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Detroit Pistons forward Hamidou Diallo (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It's the front end of a back-to-back set, so the Pistons might use this as a rest day for Diallo. His playing time has decreased lately, which is making him a cut-candidate in many formats. Josh Jackson and Frank Jackson should soak up the extra playing time, assuming Diallo is out. Jackson has some streaming appeal and could make for an interesting DFS option with the Pistons having multiple players sidelined on Friday.
Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (rest) won't play in Friday's game against the Thunder. Center Mason Plumlee (rest) and guard Wayne Ellington (rest) will also take a seat on the bench for the first half of a back-to-back as the 16-39 Pistons opt to throw in the towel for a game. Isaiah Stewart should see a fair amount of usage in the frontcourt, with Saddiq Bey and Josh Jackson set for larger roles on the wing. Stewart is coming off a 12-point, eight-rebound game with a steal and block apiece.
Detroit Pistons small forward Jerami Grant had a strong offensive showing in Wednesday night's 100-98 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Grant shot 10-for-21 from the field and 7-for-7 from the line on the way to a team-high 28 points. He hit one three and also had three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Grant had missed the team's last three games with a knee injury. While he's still in the midst of a breakout season, he's slowed down a bit since a scorching start to the year. His next matchup is a favorable one against his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, on Friday.
Detroit Pistons guard Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) won't play on Wednesday against the Clippers. The 23-year-old continues to deal with inflammation in his left knee, an ailment that kept him off the court on Monday. With Smith out of the lineup, Cory Joseph will likely get the start once again, with the veteran posting an 18-point, 13-rebound double-double while filling in a few nights ago.
Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (knee) is no longer listed on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Grant had a three-game absence with a knee injury, but appears on track to make his return on Wednesday. One of Cory Joseph, Josh Jackson or Wayne Ellington should return to the bench if Grant plays. Saddiq Bey should also take a hit in value with Grant back.