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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
15-7 7-3 L1
12-8 6-4 W3
12-9 7-3 W2
8-14 4-6 W3
2-19 0-10 L18

2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 17.9 7.9 45.5 1.9 2.8

Top Marcus Sasser News

  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Nears double-double Wednesday

    Sasser ended Wednesday's 133-107 loss to the Lakers with nine points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, eight assists, one block and two steals across 28 minutes.

    The eight dimes were a season high for Sasser, the 25th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. While he's third on the depth chart at point guard behind Cade Cunningham and Killian Hayes, the rookie has played more than 20 minutes in three of the last five games as Detroit keeps getting blown out, creating opportunities for Sasser to get some extra run. He's generally taking advantage -- through 14 games in November, he's averaging 9.2 points, 3.4 assists, 1.9 boards, 1.3 threes and 0.9 steals in 21.1 minutes a contest, and he could be an intriguing fantasy option if injuries hit the Pistons backcourt.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Produces nine points

    Sasser notched nine points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt), one rebound, six assists and one steal over 21 minutes during Sunday's 142-113 loss to Toronto.

    This was a nice bounce-back performance for Sasser after he scored a combined six points in his previous two contests. However, the Pistons are finally getting healthier, and it sounds like Killian Hayes (shoulder) is expected to return Monday against Denver, so it won't be easy for Sasser to keep his minutes up.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Season-best outing off bench

    Sasser finished Wednesday's 120-118 loss to the Bucks with 26 points (11-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal across 28 minutes.

    Sasser provided a big spark off the Pistons bench, connecting on a team-high mark from three while finishing on the team in scoring. Sasser posted his highest scoring total over the first nine games, having tallied 20 or more points in two of his last three outings.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Goes for 22 points off bench

    Sasser finished with 22 points (9-16 FG, 4-6 3Pt), three rebounds, four assists and one steal across 30 minutes during Sunday's 120-106 loss to the Suns.

    Sasser is an intriguing prospect who could make an impact sooner than later, but he has been forced to settle with limited minutes off the bench to begin the season. He looked impressive in this one, and when factoring in the team's offensive struggles, it wouldn't be shocking if Sasser sees an uptick in minutes and a slightly bigger role in the Pistons' upcoming games, beginning with Monday's matchup against the Warriors.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Five threes off bench

    Sasser contributed 19 points (6-10 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, three assists and one steal across 23 minutes off the bench during Thursday's 125-116 loss to New Orleans.

    The 25th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft had his best game yet as a pro, setting career highs in scoring and three-pointers. Sasser's role has grown quickly, largely due to Monte Morris (quad) being sidelined, and the rookie is responding with some intriguing per-minute production. However, his court time, even on the second unit, has a pretty firm cap in a backcourt dominated by Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes and Jaden Ivey.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: All-around performance in loss

    Sasser totaled eight points (4-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt), six assists, four steals, three assists and one block across 23 minutes during Wednesday's 110-101 loss to the Trail Blazers.

    With Alec Burks (forearm) sitting out, Sasser took on an expanded role in the Detroit rotation and ended up shining on both ends of the court. The rookie second-round pick out of Houston has made the most of his relatively sparse playing time to date, averaging 4.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 three-pointers in 12.2 minutes over five appearances. Sasser's scoring output has been fueled by unsustainably high 58.8 percent shooting from the field, however, and his path to seeing more meaningful playing time appears muddled with Burks day-to-day and with veteran Monte Morris (quadricep) likely due back at some point in November.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Impressive off bench

    Sasser delivered 17 points (5-12 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds and six assists across 26 minutes off the bench in Thursday's 118-116 preseason win over the Thunder.

    Sasser played a team-high 26 minutes and finished as the Pistons' second-highest scorer behind Ausar Thompson, who ended with 18 points. It remains to be seen if Sasser will secure a spot on the Opening Night roster, but the rookie has certainly shown promise, just like he did during Summer League action.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Erupts for 40 points in SL finale

    Sasser poured in 40 points (16-25 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT) five assists, three rebounds and a steal over 30 minutes during Sunday's 100-85 Summer League win over the Pacers.

    Sasser put up a 2023 Las Vegas Summer League high of 40 points Sunday, scoring 31 in the second half and missing just one shot after halftime. He also added five assists without committing a turnover, showcasing his playmaking prowess. The 25th overall pick struggled with his shot throughout the Summer League, but he will go out on a high note, putting to rest any doubts on his scoring ability.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Headed to Detroit

    Sasser was selected by the Pistons via a trade with the Celtics with the No. 25 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    In his senior season at Houston, Sasser was given the Jerry West Award for the country's best shooting guard. The 6-foot-2 sparkplug scorer should give the Pistons some much-needed punch off the bench. He took over half of his shots from three in college, making them at a 36.9 percent clip. He's undersized, so he may be targeted on defense, but with a 6-foot-7 wingspan and a competitive fight, he won't be a pushover on that end.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Age: 23
School: Houston
Experience: R