The Pistons have played in three pre season games and are gaining continuity and valuable experience. I haven’t really seen a set rotation in the backcourt due to the injuries and coaches decisions. The frontcourt looks very promising with Drummond, Smith, and Monroe starting. Additionally, Tony Mitchell looks like he has a lot of potential. Going up against the Turnt Up Twins in practice and Rasheed Wallace coaching will only help in Mitchell’s growth.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has logged the third most pre-season minutes but, has yet to find his shot. Caldwell-Pope is shooting and abysmal 1-16 from 3pt range and 7-31 overall for a 0.226 shooting percentage. Those numbers must improve because 3pt shooting is vital for floor spacing. With Stuckey’s broken thumb keeping him out for at least a few weeks, it’s hard to tell how things we shake out in the backcourt, but it’s the preseason and we may not know until the season is underway.
One thing is certain, the season is near and I’m excited!