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Pistons' Luka Garza: Totals 17 in loss
Garza produced 17 points (6-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound and one assist in Monday's 122-111 loss to Grand Rapids.
Garza made his return to the G League for the Cruise and was one of four guys to score double-digit points. However, the center provided little help anywhere else on the box score.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Headed to G League
The Pistons assigned Garza (COVID-19 protocols) to the G League's Motor City Cruise on Monday.
Garza entered the NBA's health and safety protocols five days ago, but his assignment to the G League perhaps hints that he's been cleared to return to action. If that's the case, Garza could be available for the Cruise's game Monday against the Grand Rapids Gold. Since he's not a two-way player, Garza should rejoin the NBA team before long, but the rookie center won't be a regular part of head coach Dwane Casey's rotation.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Placed in protocols
Garza won't be available for Wednesday's game against the Kings after he was placed in the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Garza was already on the outside of the Detroit rotation, as the Pistons assigned him to the G League's Motor City Cruise earlier this week rather than making him available as an option off the bench for Tuesday's loss to the Warriors. His entry into the protocols means that he'll likely miss out on a few opportunities to pick up extra minutes in G League games, but his absence won't have any effect on the NBA club, especially now that Kelly Olynyk (knee) is poised to make his return to action Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Heads to G League
Garza was assigned to the Motor City Cruise on Monday.
Garza totaled five points and three rebounds in seven minutes during Sunday's 135-108 loss to the Suns. He's expected to get increased playing time during his stint in the G League.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Pops for 20 points, 14 boards
Garza closed Saturday's 117-116 overtime win over the Spurs with 20 points (7-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-8 FT), 14 rebounds and one steal over 40 minutes.
Making his third straight start, Garza had easily the best game of his NBA career, posting his first double-double and playing a career-high 40 minutes amid ongoing COVID-19 issues across the Pistons' roster. When Detroit is at full strength, Garza is often stuck in DNP-CD territory, but the former Iowa standout has been thrust into an increased role with Isaiah Stewart, Trey Lyles and Kelly Olynyk (knee) sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Goes for 20 points in 20 minutes
Garza produced 20 points (7-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six rebounds and two assists over 20 minutes before fouling out of Sunday's 144-109 loss to San Antonio.
Garza had the best game of his career, taking advantage of the fact that the Pistons had barely any recognizable names available Sunday. Fantasy managers should not go racing to the waiver wire to grab Garza, although he could be worth streaming in deeper leagues. He certainly would have seen more playing time if he hadn't run into foul trouble.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: In line to start Sunday
Garza is expected to start Sunday's game against the Spurs, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
The Pistons are currently without Isaiah Stewart (COVID-19), Trey Lyles (COVID-19), Josh Jackson (COVID-19) and Kelly Olynyk (knee) in their frontcourt, putting Garza in line to make a start Sunday. The rookie out of Iowa started two games back in late November and averaged 6.5 points and four rebounds in 20 minutes per game over that brief span. He should be in line for a much larger role in the short term until the Pistons are able to get some bodies healthy again.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Posts 28 points in blowout
Garza recorded 28 points (10-18 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds and four assists in Friday's 138-106 win over the Charge.
Garza led the team in scoring in the blowout win, shooting 55.6 percent from the field. The big man is averaging 25.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 35.1 minutes through four games.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Team-high 26 in win
Garza totaled 26 points (10-16 FG, 2-7 3PT, 2-6 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and one block during Tuesday's 106-99 win over Sioux Falls.
Garza played his first G League game since Nov. 11, making a statement with a team high in points and nearly scoring a double-double. The big man did have his struggles in the game, hitting only 33.3 percent of free throws and 28.6 percent from three.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Back with parent club
Garza was recalled by the Pistons on Monday.
Garza has made 13 appearances for the Pistons this season, posting 3.8 points and 2.1 rebounds across 10.5 minutes per game. The rookie big man may continue to see limited action with Detroit while Kelly Olynyk (knee) remains out.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Struggles in first career start
Garza produced seven points (3-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists across 17 minutes during Tuesday's 100-92 loss to the Heat.
Garza unsurprisingly got into foul trouble against Bam Adebayo. That prevented the rookie from making a significant impact, though he wasn't ineffective on offense during his 17 minutes. He'll have another chance to start Wednesday against the Bucks.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Getting first career start
Garza will start Tuesday's matchup against the Heat, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.
With Isaiah Stewart (suspension) and Kelly Olynyk (knee) both out, Garza will get his first career start in a tough matchup against Bam Adebayo. Per 36 minutes, Garza is averaging 13.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 steals.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Nears double-double in loss
Garza produced 22 points (7-18 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks in Thursday's 121-116 loss to the Wisconsin Herd.
Garza followed a 24-point, eight-rebound effort in the Cruise's season opener with Thursday's 22-point, nine-board performance. The 2021 second-round pick is off to a strong start to the season, nearly hitting a double-double in both games.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Recalled from G League
Garza was recalled from the G League by the Pistons on Friday.
Garza has recently played with the Motor City Cruise in the G League but will rejoin the Pistons ahead of Friday's matchup with the Cavaliers. With Kelly Olynyk (knee) out for at least six weeks, Garza should be given more opportunities.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Nears double-double in win
Garza posted 24 points (8-17 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds and three assists in Saturday's 140-117 win over the Charge.
Garza was excellent in the opener, playing 34 minutes and nearing a double-double. The 22-year-old looks to be a big part of the starting five for Motor City, so he could put up eye-catching numbers. After all, he played very well in Summer League after being drafted in the second round earlier this year.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luka Garza: Signs two-year deal
The Pistons signed Garza to a new two-year contract Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Garza, the 2021 No. 52 overall pick, originally signed a two-way contract, but that deal with now be converted into a full NBA deal, according to Charania. The 22-year-old averaged 24.1 points nad 8.7 rebounds during his final collegiate season at Iowa and won the prestigious Wooden Award. He will compete with Kelly Olynyk and Trey Lyles for backup minutes behind Isaiah Stewart.... See More ... See Less
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