Detroit Pistons Roster 2020 Pistons Roster

19-41, 4th in East Central

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12:00 am GMT, 3/18

Last season was fairly eventful for Detroit Pistons fans. They finished with an even 41-41 record which was good enough for 8th place. Though they earned themselves a playoff spot, they did little with it. In four games, they were quickly handled by the Milwaukee Bucks in a four game sweep. However, there were several bright spots on the 8th place team in the East. They were led by their two bigs while guards Reggie Bullock and Reggie Jackson were contributing factors on the offensive end.

This year’s team will look fairly similar with three of the four returning. Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond appear to be locked in as the team’s go-to players and their focal points on the offensive and defensive end. They’ll operate in a similar fashion on the offensive end with their inside-out style of basketball. Griffin will likely be their first option on the offensive end with shooters around him and Drummond under the basket.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
Langston Galloway
Langston Galloway L. Galloway
#73 PG 2 6' 0" 198 27 12/9/91 6th season Saint Joseph's
Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose D. Rose
#12 PG 3 6' 2" 198 31 10/4/88 11th season Memphis
Brandon Knight
Brandon Knight B. Knight
#100 PG 3 6' 2" 194 27 12/2/91 8th season Kentucky
Jordan Bone
Jordan Bone J. Bone
#90 PG 5 6' 2" 178 21 11/5/97 Rookie Tennessee
Luke Kennard
Luke Kennard L. Kennard
#14 SG 1 6' 5" 205 23 6/24/96 3rd season Duke
Bruce Brown
Bruce Brown B. Brown
#31 SG 2 6' 3" 200 23 8/15/96 2nd season Miami (FL)
Khyri Thomas
Khyri Thomas K. Thomas
#76 SG 4 6' 2" 209 23 5/8/96 2nd season Creighton
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk S. Mykhailiuk
#22 SF 1 6' 7" 202 22 6/10/97 2nd season Kansas
Sekou Doumbouya
Sekou Doumbouya S. Doumbouya
#74 SF 2 6' 7" 207 18 12/23/00 Rookie
Tony Snell
Tony Snell T. Snell
#64 SF 2 6' 5" 211 27 11/10/91 7th season New Mexico
Louis King
Louis King L. King
#82 SF 6' 7" 194 20 4/6/99 Rookie Oregon
Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin B. Griffin
#11 PF 1 6' 9" 249 30 3/16/89 10th season Oklahoma
Christian Wood
Christian Wood C. Wood
#38 PF 1 6' 9" 213 24 9/27/95 4th season UNLV
Thon Maker
Thon Maker T. Maker
#78 C 2 6' 11" 220 22 2/25/97 4th season
John Henson
John Henson J. Henson
#41 C 3 6' 9" 218 28 12/28/90 8th season UNC

2019-2020 Detroit Pistons Roster Top 3 Questions

Does the former MVP have anything left in the tank?

Derrick Rose was the NBA nearly a decade ago. He was primed to be one of the best point guards we’ve ever seen in the league but one thing led to another and now he’s likely to open the season operating as the Pistons’ backup point guard. Though only playing in 51 games, he was great with the Timberwolves last season, averaging 18 points per game. That was the most he’s had since his days with the Bulls. However, the high scoring average was helped by a career best 37% from three-point range.

There’s a lot of concern over whether Rose can legitimately repeat that shooting performance and whether he’s worth the 2 year, $15 million dollar contract. If he shot like he did last year, that’ll be a bargain price. However, if he drops back to single digit scoring or even worse, remains injury prone, this deal could prove to be a huge waste of money. Even if Rose fails to shoot at the same rate, he’s a solidified ball handler and should be able to distribute the ball while driving to the basket.

Can Blake Griffin get even better than his 2018-19 performance?

Blake Griffin’s career was headed downhill after his first few all-star seasons with the Clipper until something magically clicked. Last season, he scored a career high 24.5 points per game and became Detroit’s primary player. While he’s not going to put up the rebounding numbers he had earlier in his career, mainly due to being on the same court as Andre Drummond, Griffin is a willing passer who also collected 5.4 assists per game last season to lead the team.

You can’t expect the Pistons’ team to be anything special next year but you can count on Griffin being back to his usual self. His shooting percentages were phenomenal last season; he scored on 52.5% of his 2’s and 36.2% on his 3’s. If he keeps this up, there’s potential for Griffin to set a new career high in points per game and become one of the top power forwards in the game again. If he can continue developing into a forward who can drive to the basket and knock down three’s, he’s going to become unstoppable.

What to expect from Markieff Morris signing

Markieff Morris had an interesting journey last season, starting with the Washington Wizards to the New Orleans Pelicans, and finally landing with the Oklahoma City Thunder. This offseason, he inked a contract with the Detroit Pistons for 2 years and $7.4 million dollars. While he’s not going to start for Detroit next year, he’ll make a great piece off the bench and should see significant minutes on the floor whenever Griffin is out of the game. Last year, he averaged 9.4 points, 1.4 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game.

For the Pistons, Morris will bring a physical presence to on the inside with the ability to shoot the ball both inside and out. He shot 33.9% from three point range last year and converted 39.1% of his overall shots. He’ll see consistent playing time but doesn’t factor to be a huge piece of the offense. Morris will provide good insurance for Griffin on a cheap contract and figures to play a big role off the bench.