Player News - Pistons

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Coach Stan Van Gundy said Boban Marjanovic would be inactive for Monday's game vs. the Sixers.

Eric Moreland is expected to get the majority of backup minutes behind Andre Drummond on Monday. Boban was a DNP-CD in the season opener and inactive in the Pistons second game. He was active for their third game on Saturday night, but logged just four minutes and scored just one bucket, his only two points of the season. Unfortunately, Boban is no longer worth a roster spot in standard leagues.
Oct 23 - 5:26 PM

Boban Marjanovic played just four minutes off the bench in the Pistons victory over the Knicks on Saturday.

Boban was smacked with a DNP-CD in the season opener and then was inactive on Friday. However, there was some hope heading into Saturday when it was announced Eric Moreland was inactivated for this contest. Yet Boban scored just two points on 1-of-3 shooting and failed to grab a board or block a shot in his four-minute audition. He's a drop candidate in most fantasy formats.
Oct 22 - 1:14 AM

Reggie Jackson scored 16 points and dished out a game-high seven assists in 26 minutes on Saturday in a 111-107 win over the Knicks.

Jackson struggled with his shot (4-of-12 from the floor) but knocked down all seven of his free throws. R-Jax is averaging a solid 16.6 points and 6.6 assists per game through the Pistons first three contests. Even more encouraging is the fact that he's been able to avoid any injury setbacks. If he can somehow stay healthy all season, Jackson has a chance to finish the year ranked in the top-100 overall.
Oct 21 - 11:14 PM

Tobias Harris scored a team-high 31 points and knocked down three 3-pointers on Saturday in Detroit's 111-107 victory over the Knicks.

Harris was 13-of-24 from the floor and also chipped in six boards and an assist. Harris' fantasy value is climbing, as he's now averaging 24.3 points, 6.3 boards and 2.6 treys through the first three games of the season.
Oct 21 - 11:08 PM

Andre Drummond scored 21 points and hauled down 12 rebounds in 38 minutes during Saturday's 111-107 victory over the Knicks.

Drummond was impressively efficient in this contest, shooting 9-of-11 from the field and knocking down all three of his free throws. He's a career 38.2 percent free-throw shooter, but is 5-of-5 from the charity stripe this season.
Oct 21 - 11:00 PM

Boban Marjanovic is active and Eric Moreland is inactive against the Knicks on Saturday.

He gets a great matchup here and the Knicks aren't really a strong pick-and-roll team, so maybe Boban gets run as the backup five man. If he does, coach Stan Van Gundy has said he wants him to score with two feet in the paint. Free Boban.
Oct 21 - 6:46 PM

Avery Bradley scored 18 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Wizards during a 115-111 loss on Friday.

He only played 23 minutes on Wednesday because of foul trouble, but the playing time went back up to where it should be all year. Bradley's assists haven't been there yet, but he's been efficient from the field and has a decent 23.5 usage rate. He's still on track for a very good season as a must-start player.
Oct 20 - 11:58 PM

Reggie Jackson scored 21 points with four rebounds, five assists, five steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

Those steals are just one off his career high. Jackson is Mr. Pick And Roll for how coach Stan Van Gundy runs his offense, and it looks like he's finally healthy enough to run that play in big minutes. Hopefully, he can stay on the court, but right now he may be a bargain from drafts.
Oct 20 - 11:54 PM

Stanley Johnson scored 10 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

He was questionable to play today due to a back injury, so maybe that's why he saw his minutes drop from 40. On the bright side, coach Stan Van Gundy has to like how SJ went 3-of-3 from the field after going 0-of-13 in the opener. He's on the radar for 12-team leagues and could climb.
Oct 20 - 11:51 PM

Luke Kennard made his NBA debut on Friday with 11 points, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Wizards.

After a DNP-CD on Wednesday, his uptick in minutes may have had something to do with Stanley Johnson not being 100 percent. Kennard can stay on the wire in most leagues unless Johnson or Avery Bradley need to miss time.
Oct 20 - 11:47 PM

Ish Smith scored 12 points with three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 16 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

He had arguably one of the best preseasons for point guards, but now Reggie Jackson seems to have things figured out. With R-Jax now healthy, Smith is looking more like a handcuff.
Oct 20 - 11:44 PM

Eric Moreland didn't take any shots on Friday with three rebounds, two turnovers and three fouls in 12 minutes against the Wizards.

He's currently the No. 2 center with Boban Marjanovic getting an inactive today. Boban DFS support group meets on Thursday. Punch and pie will be served. As for Moreland, he won't play enough to have value in almost any league.
Oct 20 - 11:41 PM

Andre Drummond fouled out in 26 minutes against the Wizards on Friday, scoring nine points with 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

That's two games in a row with foul trouble for Drummond, but he's still done damage on the glass with 25 boards in his 48 minutes this season. Plus, he's still 3-of-3 from the line in this young season and he did have success in the preseason, so maybe he can improve on his career 38.2 percent from the charity stripe. He'll be better and gets a dream matchup against the Knicks on Saturday.
Oct 20 - 11:39 PM

Boban Marjanovic is inactive for Friday against the Wizards.

Two weeks ago, it seemed coach Stan Van Gundy liked Boban more than Diet Pepsi, but his love for him fizzled out like, umm, you know. SVG is going to take a by committee approach behind Andre Drummond, so for now it looks like Eric Moreland is the No. 2 center with Jon Leuer mixed in there. While this could change, Boban is obviously a drop in most leagues now.
Oct 20 - 5:46 PM

Stanley Johnson (back) is going to start against the Wizards on Friday.

He gets the green light early, so maybe he's close to 100 percent despite missing shootaround. Johnson played a whopping 40 minutes on Wednesday, but somehow missed all 13 shots from the field. Maybe he gets it turned around, so he's a possible DFS play.
Oct 20 - 5:40 PM


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