Kyle Singler's insertion into starting lineup has Detroit's offensive efficiency way up

Not that anyone (well, maybe on person) wouldn’t have predicted as much simply by watching, but Kyle Singler has had a significant impact on Detroit’s offense since he moved into the starting lineup for the Pistons. Zach Lowe of Grantland has the specific numbers that back that up:

Detroit is 6-5 since moving Singler into Rodney Stuckey’s starting role, and though the change hasn’t turned the Pistons into a white-hot scoring machine, it has helped. Detroit’s new starting lineup has scored 102.1 points per 100 possession so far, a mark that would rank 12th in the league. The old lineup, devoid of any long-range shooting, is scoring a sub-Wizards 88.8 points per 100 possessions, and this new group at least looks likes an NBA-level offense. There’s more impactful off-ball movement, a bit more space on the floor, more dribble handoffs, and a level of dynamism that wasn’t there before. It’s not much, especially as Brandon Knight continues to have control and turnover issues, but it’s a start.

Also, if you’re not reading Lowe’s columns on Grantland yet, you’re missing out. Not only is he a great writer, he’s one of the few national writers out there who consistently pays attention to and mentions the Pistons in his work.

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