Detroit Pistons Starting Lineup 2020 Pistons Starting Lineup

19-41, 4th in East Central

red-x Projected Proj

vs ORL

12:00 am GMT , 3/18

The Pistons starting lineup lacks the firepower to be a competitive team in the NBA. Derrick Rose took over the starting point guard role and when healthy Luke Kennard will start next to him. Because of his durability, Jordan McRae and Bruce Brown will also see starts. Christian Wood is now getting more starts because of the Andre Drummond trade to Cleveland. Blake Griffin is also on the shelf and the frontcourt is extremely thin in Detroit. I wouldn't bank on consistent starting lineups because of all the injuries.

Starting Lineup

red-x Projected

POS NAME RATING G MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% DRB ORB TRB AST STL BLK FTM FTA FT% TOV PF
SG Brandon Knight B. Knight
72
9 24.6 11.6 3.4 9 38.3% 2.9 7.4 38.8% 2.2 0.1 2.3 4.2 0.6 0.1 1.8 2.3 76.2% 2.4 2.2
C Thon Maker T. Maker
72
60 12.9 4.7 1.6 3.2 48.2% 0.4 1.1 34.4% 1.9 0.9 2.8 0.7 0.4 0.7 1.2 1.8 66.4% 0.8 1.7
C Christian Wood C. Wood
82
62 21.4 13.1 4.6 8.2 56.7% 0.9 2.3 38.6% 4.6 1.7 6.3 1 0.5 0.9 2.9 3.9 74.4% 1.4 1.6
SF Tony Snell T. Snell
73
59 27.8 8 2.9 6.5 44.5% 1.7 4.3 40.2% 1.7 0.2 1.9 2.2 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.5 100% 0.5 1.7
SF Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk S. Mykhailiuk
71
56 22.6 9 3 7.2 41% 2.1 5.1 40.4% 1.6 0.3 1.9 1.9 0.7 0.1 1 1.2 81.4% 1.1 1.6

Most Common Pistons Lineups

7 Games
PG: Bruce Brown
C: Andre Drummond
PF: Blake Griffin
SG: Luke Kennard
SF: Tony Snell
6 Games
PG: Bruce Brown
C: Andre Drummond
SG: Luke Kennard
PF: Marcus Morris
SF: Tony Snell
5 Games
PG: Bruce Brown
C: Andre Drummond
SG: Langston Galloway
PF: Blake Griffin
SG: Luke Kennard
4 Games
PG: Bruce Brown
PG: Reggie Jackson
C: Thon Maker
SF: Tony Snell
C: Christian Wood
4 Games
PG: Bruce Brown
PF: Sekou Doumbouya
C: Andre Drummond
SF: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
SF: Tony Snell
4 Games
PG: Bruce Brown
PF: Sekou Doumbouya
C: Andre Drummond
PG: Derrick Rose
SF: Tony Snell

2019-20 Recent Pistons Lineups

Result Game
SG: Brandon Knight C: Thon Maker C: Christian Wood SF: Tony Snell SF: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk W 124-106 3/11/20 vs DET
PG: Bruce Brown C: John Henson C: Christian Wood SF: Tony Snell SF: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk W 96-84 3/8/20 vs DET
C: John Henson C: Christian Wood SF: Tony Snell SF: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk SG: Brandon Knight L 105-111 3/7/20 vs UTA
C: John Henson C: Christian Wood SF: Tony Snell SF: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk SG: Brandon Knight L 107-114 3/4/20 vs OKC
C: John Henson C: Christian Wood SF: Tony Snell SF: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk PG: Derrick Rose W 106-100 3/1/20 vs DET

Detroit Pistons Starting Lineup Analysis

That being said, the players that surround Griffin on this Detroit roster may put a ceiling on how much success to expect. Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson have the two next highest salaries on the team behind Blake, and while they are fine NBA players they have yet to show that they are worth the money that they’re being paid. Drummond is a double-double machine, but his inability to score from anywhere other than at the rim allows defenses to clog the paint and limit the spacing of the offense. The same issue arises on defense, as the further away he is from the hoop the more of a liability he becomes. As for Jackson, he has just been able to consistently put it all together on the court, and for someone who clearly has the talent to be one of the better guards in the league he will need to step up if Detroit wants to improve.

As for the rest of the roster, the Pistons have slowly been acquiring some depth that could keep the team afloat during the grueling regular season. This has come from veteran free agent signing through the like of Derrick Rose and Markieff Morris while also through their recent draft selections of Luke Kennard, Bruce Brown, and Sekou Doumbouya. This is perhaps an area where Detroit has an advantage over other teams in their tier, as they will be well prepared if one of their starters (other than Griffin) has to rest or miss games with an injury.