Detroit Pistons Roster 2020 Pistons Roster

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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
PG Derrick Rose Derrick Rose D. Rose 25
#58 PG 2 6' 3" 200 31 10/4/88 10th season Memphis
PG Tim Frazier Tim Frazier T. Frazier 12
#63 PG 3 6' 1" 170 28 11/1/90 5th season Penn State
PG Jordan Bone Jordan Bone J. Bone 0
3 6' 2" 179 Rookie Tennessee
PG Jose Calderon Jose Calderon J. Calderon 81
#54 PG 6' 3" 200 38 9/28/81 14th season
PG Deividas Sirvydis Deividas Sirvydis D. Sirvydis 0
6' 8" 190 Rookie
PG Jamel Morris Jamel Morris J. Morris
PG Scottie Lindsey Scottie Lindsey S. Lindsey
PG Khadeen Carrington Khadeen Carrington K. Carrington
SG Bruce Brown Jr. Bruce Brown Jr. B. Brown Jr. 6
#81 SG 1 6' 5" 202 23 8/15/96 Rookie Miami (FL)
SG Langston Galloway Langston Galloway L. Galloway 9
#58 SG 1 6' 2" 200 27 12/9/91 5th season Saint Joseph's
SG Luke Kennard Luke Kennard L. Kennard 5
#71 SG 2 6' 5" 206 23 6/24/96 2nd season Duke
SG Tony Snell Tony Snell T. Snell 21
#55 SG 2 6' 7" 213 27 11/10/91 6th season New Mexico
SG Khyri Thomas Khyri Thomas K. Thomas 13
#81 SG 6' 3" 210 23 5/8/96 Rookie Creighton
SF Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk S. Mykhailiuk 19
3 6' 8" 205 22 6/10/97 Rookie Kansas
PF Blake Griffin Blake Griffin B. Griffin 23
#7 PF 1 6' 10" 250 30 3/16/89 9th season Oklahoma
PF Markieff Morris Markieff Morris M. Morris 5
#42 PF 2 6' 10" 245 30 9/2/89 8th season Kansas
PF Sekou Doumbouya Sekou Doumbouya S. Doumbouya 0
3 6' 9" 209 Rookie
PF Christian Wood Christian Wood C. Wood 35
3 6' 10" 214 24 9/27/95 3rd season UNLV
PF Obi Enechioyia Obi Enechioyia O. Enechioyia
PF Kyle Washington Kyle Washington K. Washington
PF Max Hooper Max Hooper M. Hooper
C Andre Drummond Andre Drummond A. Drummond 0
#11 C 1 6' 11" 279 26 8/10/93 7th season Connecticut
C Zaza Pachulia Zaza Pachulia Z. Pachulia 27
#24 C 2 6' 11" 270 35 2/10/84 16th season
C Thon Maker Thon Maker T. Maker 7
#74 C 2 7' 1" 221 22 2/25/97 3rd season

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.