Detroit Pistons Starting Lineup
- Eastern Central
- Little Caesars Arena
Detroit Pistons guard Quentin Grimes (knee) will suit up on Saturday versus Orlando. This will be his first game as a Piston after spending the previous three years in New York. He averaged 8.6 points in 162 career games with the Knicks, although he had more than a few potent fantasy showings. With Marcus Sasser (knee) unavailable, Grimes could work his way into the rotation. However, the 23-year-old is a risky fantasy option in any format, especially since he could see limited action.
Detroit Pistons guard/forward Quentin Grimes (knee) appears ready to make his debut for his new squad, with the team listing him as probable for Saturday's matchup against Orlando. Grimes missed the end of his stint in New York with a right knee issue, and the injury has also delayed his debut in Motown. However, it looks like he will be good to go this weekend. The 23-year-old has been largely ineffective in 2023-24 due to poor shooting, and it's unclear how big of a role he will have on the Pistons team, with Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey running the backcourt.
Detroit Pistons forward/center Isaiah Stewart will serve a three-game suspension for allegedly punching Suns forward Drew Eubanks on February 14. As a result, he won't play on Thursday versus the Pacers, and he'll also sit out meetings against the Magic and Knicks. The 22-year-old was out for eight games heading into the All-Star break because of a sprained ankle but had a shot to return on Thursday. However, Stewart's next chance to return to the floor will be Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls. In the meantime, Ausar Thompson and Simone Fontecchio should see more minutes, with both men worthy of starting consideration in any fantasy format.
Detroit Pistons guard Quentin Grimes (knee) has been listed as doubtful for their Thursday night game against the Indiana Pacers. The former Knick has yet to make his debut for his new team and it seems like everyone will have to wait at least one more game. He hasn't played since January 30 as he continues to deal with a right knee sprain that has kept him out for seven consecutive games so far. His role in the Pistons rotation is still unclear at this point, so fantasy managers looking for streaming options should have better options on other teams at this stage of the season.
Detroit Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart (ankle) is currently listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Indiana Pacers. The 22-year-old has been sidelined for the past eight games due to an ankle injury and remains uncertain for the first game after the break. Initially expected to return for the stretch run, the team may choose to grant him additional time for full recovery. In the event Stewart is unable to play on Thursday, Simone Fontecchio is poised to see a significant increase in both minutes and usage. Stewart holds season averages of 11.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 30.6 minutes per game.