Detroit won the grand prize of this year’s draft in Cade Cunningham. Cade, a 6-foot-8 point guard, will look to shift the culture in Detroit, which hasn’t been solid since the mid-2000s. Jerami Grant finished second last year to obvious first choice Julius Randle for KIA’s Most Improved Player award. The Pistons have a few good things going for them. However, it will still be a few years before they become competitive again. Alongside Cunningham and Grant will be Saddiq Bey, Killian Hayes, Josh Jackson, Cory Joseph, and Kelly Olynyk. The starting lineup should consist of Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant, Killian Hayes, and Kelly Olynyk.

Starting Lineup

POS NAME RATING G MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% DRB ORB TRB AST STL BLK FTM FTA FT% TOV PF
PG Killian Hayes K. Hayes
69
3 21.3 4.7 1.7 7.3 22.7% 0.7 1.7 40% 2 0.3 2.3 2.7 0.7 0.3 0.7 0.7 100% 1 2
C Isaiah Stewart I. Stewart
77
3 26 10.3 5 8.3 60% 0 0.3 0% 6.3 2.7 9 1.7 0.3 1.3 0.3 0.3 100% 1.7 1.7
C Kelly Olynyk K. Olynyk
81
3 23 13.7 5.7 11 51.5% 0.7 3.7 18.2% 3.7 1.3 5 2.7 1.3 0.3 1.7 3.3 50% 2 0.7
SF Josh Jackson J. Jackson
74
3 22 9.7 4 8 50% 0.7 3.3 20% 3.3 0.7 4 2.7 0.3 0.3 1 1.7 60% 2.3 1.3
SF Saddiq Bey S. Bey
78
3 33.3 18 7.3 15.7 46.8% 1.3 5.7 23.5% 8.7 2 10.7 2.7 1 0.3 2 2.3 85.7% 2.3 2

Most Common Pistons Lineups

3 Games
PF: Jerami Grant
SG: Frank Jackson
PG: Killian Hayes
C: Isaiah Stewart
SF: Saddiq Bey
1 Games
SF: Kelly Olynyk
PG: Josh Jackson
PG: Killian Hayes
C: Isaiah Stewart
SF: Saddiq Bey

2019-20 Recent Pistons Lineups

Game Result
10/25/21 at ATL L 104-122 PG: Killian Hayes SF: Saddiq Bey SF: Josh Jackson C: Kelly Olynyk C: Isaiah Stewart
10/23/21 at CHI L 82-97 PG: Frank Jackson PG: Killian Hayes SF: Saddiq Bey SF: Jerami Grant C: Isaiah Stewart
10/20/21 vs CHI L 88-94 PG: Frank Jackson PG: Killian Hayes SF: Saddiq Bey SF: Jerami Grant C: Isaiah Stewart

Detroit Pistons Starting Lineup Analysis

Detroit continues to try and find younger players to build around, and between Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart, and Killian Hayes, they may have found their future core. Hayes has significant upside at the guard position along with rookie Cade Cunningham. Detroit is constructed mainly of young players now, with the youngest of the starting lineup being Jerami Grant, who is still merely 27 years old. Their bench is still relatively thin and does not fit the exact mold that the Pistons are looking for; however, that will come in time. For now, Grant and Cunningham should be the stars to build around, and it will be interesting to see if they can attain relevance in a tough Eastern Conference over the next few years.

Ready for Some Motor City Madness – Piston Fans Eager for Michigan to Launch Online Sports Betting

The Pistons are one of professional basketball's few franchises that have produced successful title runs spanning multiple years. To close the 1970s, Detroit produced a few of the most inept seasons in NBA history. A 21-game run to end the 1979-80 season, drifting into the start of the 80-81 campaign, was for a time the longest losing streak in league history. However, Detroit basketball faithful would experience a decade of consistent championship contention behind a team with a dubious nickname, the Bad Boys. Detroit fans have experienced a history of colorful Piston players in the team's starting lineup. When Michigan sports betting was approved in 2019, Pistons' faithful had a new way to support their team.

FanDuel Sportsbook has formed a partnership with the Detroit-based MotorCity Casino Hotel. This elaborate two-story sportsbook facility puts FanDuel right in the heart of Piston country. The FanDuel Michigan sportsbook is targeted as one of the first to launch its online and mobile sports betting app in Michigan. FanDuel's consistent success across the country with one of the highest quality sportsbook apps is well-established. When the launch of online sports betting happens in Michigan, projected for early 2021 or sooner, FanDuel Michigan sportsbook new accounts can earn up to a $500 risk-free first bet. This could turn into a big cash payout with the right bet on the Pistons.

BetMGM Michigan has launched in Michigan as of 12/10/2020. The sportsbook is one of the top three betting apps in the country and offering users a free deposit bonus. Michigan residents will be able to bet on their Lions this NFL season. That's something to celebrate!

The PointsBet Michigan sportsbook app will give Pistons fans a new twist on how to bet on their favorite team. It's referred to as "Pointsbetting". Pointsbetting adds a level of accuracy to each of your bets. The more accurate a bet is, the more money you can win. PointsBet is ready to launch its online sportsbook app in Michigan after forming a partnership with Public the Enterprise and Finance Commission of the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The 20-year deal will bring the unique betting style of PointsBet to all Detroit Pistons fans. PointsBet will offer new PointsBet Michigan accounts a two-fold welcome package. You can take advantage of a $500 risk-free first bet using traditional odds, or apply a $1,000 risk-free wager using the pointsbetting feature.

The DraftKings Sportsbook Michigan sportsbook formed a partnership with the Bay Hills Resort and Casino in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. While circumstances limited the success of the brick-and-mortar sportsbook location for DraftKings Michigan, an expected 2021 launch of online sports betting opportunities will abruptly push DraftKings as a viable competitor for the Michigan sports betting market. The DraftKings mobile app is one of the most successful currently operating in states with legal online sports betting. They are offering an alluring welcome bonus as well. New Michigan DraftKings accounts should expect the same $1,000 package currently being offered. The package includes up to a $500 risk-free first bet and another $500 in potential deposit bonuses.

William Hill Michigan has established its Michigan sports betting partnership with the Turtle Creek Casino in Williamsburg, Michigan. The physical William Hill Michigan sportsbook location is two hours north of Grand Rapids. William Hill brings an international reputation to Michigan sports bettors. They offer a smooth and user-friendly platform, and because of their base in the United Kingdom, often include better odds on particular games. William Hill is offering all Michigan sports bettors a welcome bonus just for registering for a free account. Piston fans will enjoy that they can make their first bet on their hometown team risk-free up to $500.