Detroit Pistons get another win against Charlotte Hornets

TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK - AUGUST 07: Henry Ellenson /

The Detroit Pistons had themselves another strong game lead by the sensational Henry Ellenson who contributed 29 points and six rebounds. The Pistons will now be advancing to the Orlando League championship.

The Detroit Pistons have won another game in the Orlando Summer League and will now by competing for the championship crown tomorrow, behind the strong play of second-year player Henry Ellenson.

Here are some thoughts on today’s game via my twitter timeline:

Final Thoughts:

I think the Pistons have five players on their Summer League roster who can play in the NBA: Pierre Jackson, Lorenzo Brown, Henry Ellenson, Luke Kennard, and Eric Moreland. I think the last three I mentioned ultimately end up on the Pistons’ final roster, though I could see Moreland electing to play for another team as he has yet to sign with the Pistons, despite a standing offer.

Michael Gbinije has not been impressive enough to me to warrant a roster spot, but he does have NBA potential. Solid defender and good length.

Ellenson had his best offensive game so far. He was confident with his stroke and showed more dribble drive ability. He’s got every skill offensively. If he can be just a passable defender he will be a very valuable and rare NBA player for what he can do at seven feet tall.

Luke Kennard struggled today in the half court, but continues to impress with his decision-making and play-making ability in transition.

Key Contributors:

Henry Ellenson: 29 points, 6 rebounds
Luke Kennard: 14 points, five rebounds
Pierre Jackson: 15 points, 6 assists, 2 steals
Michael Gbinije: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists