Detroit Pistons Roster
- Eastern Central
- Little Caesars Arena
Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard (knee) has been battling injuries throughout the season. He put up career high this year, but sadly he wasn't able to stay on the court as much as he would've liked. In mid-June the team reported that Kennard hasn't dealt with any setbacks and is back to 100 percent health. Head coach Dwane Casey recently said that Kennard looks good and that his knees and body look good. All signs point to Kennard being back to full health by the beginning of next season. He put himself on the map this season, so his draft stock should rise, assuming he's actually healthy.
Free-agent center Justin Patton has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons. The 23-year-old big man has played with three different teams during his three years in the league. He has played a total of nine games in the NBA since being drafted during the first round in 2017. Patton played in five games with the Oklahoma City Thunder this season, but he didn't make much of an impact. He was traded to the Dallas Mavericks and later waived by the team in January. He has the size to be an NBA center, but injuries continue to hold him back. It's unlikely that he provides much fantasy value in Detroit.
Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood has been on a tear since being inserted in the starting lineup, and he was fantastic once again against the 76ers on Wednesday. In a team-high 39 minutes of play, he scored 32 points on remarkable efficiency, as he shot 14-for-18 from the field and buried three of his four three-point attempts. Wood also tallied seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in the 106-124 loss for Detroit. If the NBA season continues at some point, Wood would be a beneficial addition to any roster, considering he is averaging 24.2 points and 9.8 rebounds over his last 10 outings.
Detroit Pistons forward Bruce Brown Jr. (ankle) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. He is dealing with a right ankle sprain that he suffered during Sunday's game. Brown has decent fantasy value if he's able to get on the court, but staying there has been tough for him lately. Brandon Knight would see increased playing time and usage if Brown is unable to play. Knight would be worth a look as a DFS option or streaming choice if he's given more playing time.
Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. It appears that the Pistons are going to push Kennard's timetable back, but hopefully he'll be able to play again this season. There's no set timetable for his return, so Kennard belongs on the waiver wire in most fantasy formats. Bruce Brown Jr. (knee) and Brandon Knight will see increased playing time. Knight offers a bit more fantasy upside than Brown.