Here’s why the Detroit Pistons have the second-best bench in the NBA

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – DECEMBER 12: Derrick Rose #25 of the Detroit Pistons handles the ball during a game between Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on December 12, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images) /

An in depth look as to what is going right for the Detroit Pistons bench unit to have so much success this season

While the Detroit Pistons have been struggling this season due to injuries to numerous key players, one thing that keeps the Pistons in games is the consistency that the bench has provided this season.

This offseason, Ed Stefanski and the Pistons front office spent what little resources they had to bolster the bench unit so that when Andre Drummond, Blake Griffin, and Reggie Jackson sit there is no drop off.

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Detroit’s bench is scoring 45.2 points per game, second best in the league through Wednesday’s games. The second unit trails only the Los Angeles Clippers, who score 51.3 per game off the bench.

A large portion of the bench’s improvement can be accredited to the acquisition of Derrick Rose who is having a phenomenal season so far, but internal improvements from Luke Kennard and Bruce Brown, hot shooting from Langston Galloway, and the surprising emergence of Christian Wood have also been bright spots for the team.

Let’s take an in-depth look as to what has been causing the Pistons second unit to have so much success early on in the season.