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Pistons' Bruce Brown: Assigned to Grand Rapids
Brown was assigned to the Grand Rapids Drive of the G League on Thursday, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Brown has recently fallen out of the Pistons regular rotation, and with the Pistons out of commission until Monday, the rookie will have a good opportunity with the Drive this weekend to get some on-court action. Grand Rapids will play a back-to-back set Friday and Saturday against Windy City and Canton.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Khyri Thomas: Headed back to G League
Thomas was assigned to the G League on Thursday, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Thomas, who was recalled from the G League on Monday, has appeared in just one game for the Pistons this season. Thomas will be available for the Drive's back-to-back set Friday and Saturday against the Windy City Bulls and Canton Charge.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Henry Ellenson: Assigned to G League
Ellenson was assigned to the Grand Rapids Drive of the G League on Thursday, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Ellenson was recalled earlier in the week, but with the Pistons off until Monday and the Drive having back-to-back games this weekend, the former Marquette standout will get some extra run on Friday and Saturday in the G League.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Reggie Jackson: Posted 13 points Wednesday
Jackson registered 13 points (6-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt), six assists and one rebound across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 106-104 win over the Raptors.
Jackson has struggled to do much this year besides score and assist, which limits his value from the guard position. He has season averages of 2.5 rebounds, 0.3 steals, and 0.1 blocks to go along with 15.7 points and 4.1 assists per game. While he remains a solid asset, Jackson will need to get more involved feeding his teammates rather than trying to fill the stat sheet by himself going forward.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Reggie Bullock: Hits game-winner Wednesday
Bullock produced five points (2-9 FG, 1-7 3Pt), two assists, two steals and one rebound across 29 minutes in Wednesday's 106-104 win over the Raptors.
Bullock was horrific shooting the ball in this one, as nearly all of his shots came from three-point territory, of which he hit just one of his attempts. That being said, Bullock hit a floated in the paint as time expired to lift the Pistons to a win, so his lineup spot should remain secure after performing a clutch play over one of the League's best teams.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Blake Griffin: Fills up stat sheet in victory
Griffin posted 30 points (13-22 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks across 40 minutes Wednesday in the Pistons' 106-104 win over the Raptors.
Griffin helped guide the Pistons to a 19-point comeback victory, with his production on the defensive end in particular standing out. The power forward had registered no more than two steals or one block in any of the Pistons' first 12 games, but topped both marks Wednesday. His 13 made field goals on the evening were also his most since his memorable 50-point outing Oct. 23 against the 76ers. The strong all-around outing was an encouraging sign after Griffin had averaged just 12.0 points (on 30.2 percent shooting from the field), 6.7 boards, 5.7 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.3 blocks over the prior three contests.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Andre Drummond: Double-doubles Wednesday
Drummond posted 11 points (5-15 FG, 1-4 FT), 14 rebounds, two assists and one block across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 106-104 win over the Raptors.
Drummond was not at his best Wednesday night, but he did just enough to earn himself his fifth consecutive double-double and get his team a win. His scoring drop can be directly related to his lack of efficiency and inability to get to the charity stripe, two fads that will most likely be outliers rather than the norm.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luke Kennard: Out another two weeks
Kennard (shoulder) underwent an evaluation this week and will go through at least two more weeks of rehab, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Kennard appears to be progressing well in his rehab from an AC joint sprain he suffered near the end of October, but he is still a ways away from being able to partake in basketball activities. Expect another update on the shooting guard's progress in another two weeks or so.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Reggie Bullock: Drops season-high 23 in loss to Hornets
Bullock scored 23 points (7-13 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT) while adding three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 34 minutes during Sunday's 113-103 loss to the Hornets.
He tied Andre Drummond for the team lead in scoring while posting his best point total, and doubling his previous best in made three-pointers, through nine games this season. Bullock appears fully recovered from the ankle injury that cost him the first two games in November, and the 27-year-old could be headed for a career year providing a secondary scoring threat on the outside for the Pistons.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Andre Drummond: 20-20 performance in loss to Hornets
Drummond scored 23 points (9-16 FG, 5-7 FT) while adding 22 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 37 minutes during Sunday's 113-103 loss to the Hornets.
It's his fourth straight double-double, and his fifth game already this season with at least 20 points and 20 boards. Drummond is once again leading the NBA in rebounding, and after grabbing a career-high 16.0 boards per game last season, the 25-year-old center seems intent on topping that number in 2018-19.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Khyri Thomas: Recalled from G-League
Thomas has been recalled from the G-League for Sunday's game against the Hornets, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Thomas has seen just four minutes of NBA action this season, so he is likely being called up to provide Detroit with some depth at the wing. He has bounced back and forth between the two leagues this season, and will likely go back down to continue to get some in-game action.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Henry Ellenson: Recalled Sunday
Ellenson was recalled from the G League on Sunday, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
This is already the third time this season that Elleson has been sent down and then recalled later from the G League. The former Marquette star has been tearing it up in the G League but can't seem to get any minutes with the Pistons currently.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Luke Kennard: Will be re-evaluated in a week
Kennard (shoulder) will be re-evaluated in another week, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
The update is consistent with the timetable the Pistons gave after Kennard initially suffered the separated shoulder. Although owners still don't have a definite timetable for Kennard's return, the update demonstrates that he's making progress with his recovery. Look for an update next week to shed more light on the situation. Langston Galloway should continue to fill in for Kennard.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Andre Drummond: Records third straight double-double in 33 minutes
Drummond scored 23 points (10-15 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-7 FT), grabbed 11 rebounds, dished one assist, snatched one steal and recorded four blocks in 33 minutes Friday in Detroit's win over Atlanta.
Drummond led the way, posting his third straight double-double, for a Pistons team that recently stopped a five-game losing streak. An interesting development to note is Drummond's new-found dedication to stretching the floor as he works through his first season under Dwayne Casey. It's true that he is only connecting on 18.2-percent of his three's this season and is averaging just one attempt from beyond-the-arc so far, but it's notable that is ten times higher than his previous career high. The seven-year NBA veteran has become a known commodity in fantasy circles, but the dedication to stretching his game shows the first sign of real change since he started garnering starter-level minutes.... See More ... See Less