Pistons May Be Lacking Three Point Shooting After Trade

Jan 12, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons small forward Tayshaun Prince (22) shoots over Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) during the first quarter at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

There are always negatives to trades that a team may make. For example, one negative for the deal that the Pistons made on Wednesday is they traded away two of their most efficient three point shooters in Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye.

Jose Calderon, who the Pistons acquired for Prince and Daye, has actually had a pretty impressive season behind the three point line. He has a three point percentage of over 42% in about 28 minutes per game. That statistic could be smoke and mirrors because of the increased minutes he will average, as the teams starting point guard. In the past two seasons when he averaged 30 or more minutes per game, he averaged a three point percentage of 36%.

Two of the most efficient three point shooters on the Pistons were the two who were just traded. Prince and Daye have both had very impressive years behind the three point line. Both players have career highs in three point percentage. Prince has averaged a three point percentage of over 43% and Daye has averaged a three point percentage of over 52%.

Players like Brandon Knight and Kyle Singler must step up to be the team’s facilitator at the three point line. More so with Knight since he is moving to shooting guard, and has shown potential of being a lights out shooter behind the three point line at times.

Topics: Austin Daye, Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons, Jose Calderon, Kyle Singler, Tayshaun Prince

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