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Detroit Pistons guard/forward Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) will continue to sit out action on Monday versus Washington. The 34-year-old has yet to feature this season due to a calf injury. It was announced a week ago that Bogdanovic has been cleared for basketball activities, but it's going to take a bit more time until we see him on the court, as he needs to get into game shape. Bogdanovic led the team in scoring last season with 21.6 points, and the Pistons have clearly missed him in 2023-24, going a horrible 2-14 through their first 16 games.
Detroit Pistons guard/forward Joe Harris (shoulder) will be absent for a 10th straight game on Monday against Washington. The veteran sniper continues to nurse a shoulder strain. Detroit traded for Harris in the offseason, but it looks like the team doesn't have big plans with him, as Harris was limited to only 14.0 minutes per game before he got hurt. He will get his next chance to return on Wednesday night versus the Lakers.
Detroit Pistons center Jalen Duren (ankle) has been removed from the injury report ahead of Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers. The young big man has missed each of the last five games while recovering from a right ankle issue. It sounds like he's finally ready to get back on the court. The expectation is that Duren is going to be under a minutes limit during his first game back. Marvin Bagley III was seeing the biggest benefit in playing time while Duren was sidelined. His fantasy value and minutes are expected to take a hit with Duren back in the picture.
Detroit Pistons center Jalen Duren (ankle) and forward Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) both practiced fully on Wednesday. Duren's return to the practice court was expected after Detroit announced on Tuesday that he was likely to do so this week. Working his way back from right ankle soreness, the 20-year-old paint beast would appear to have a good chance of returning from a five-game absence when the Pistons travel to Indiana to face the Pacers on Friday and help his squad end a miserable 12-game losing skid. Bogdanovic, on the other hand, is potentially a bit further away from fantasy usability, after the Pistons cleared him for a return-to-play progression on Tuesday from a low-grade right calf strain. The 34-year-old marksman hasn't been seen on the hardwood at any juncture yet in 2023-24, but he's deemed questionable for Friday. Even if Bogey is on a minutes cap upon his eventual comeback, rookie Ausar Thompson stands to lose some opportunity.
The Detroit Pistons announced on Tuesday that center Jalen Duren (ankle) is expected to practice this week. Duren's lingering right ankle soreness has held him out of action for five consecutive games, but he appears to be on the cusp of a return. Detroit's next game is on tap for Friday against the Indiana Pacers, so a couple of practice sessions ahead of time should be able to get Duren on track to be active for that one. It's been a stop-start year for the 20-year-old interior force, who appeared primed to win fantasy leagues with some dominant showings to ring in the new year. Duren still ranks inside the top 75 in 9-category setups overall, averaging 12.6 points, 10.6 boards, 3.1 assists, and 1.1 swats in 28.9 minutes across eight starting appearances as the Pistons' franchise big man. Marvin Bagley III's streaming appeal just about looks ready to wrap up for the time being.