3 reasons to keep watching the 2020 Detroit Pistons

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Detroit Pistons Sekou Doumbouya. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Detroit Pistons season hasn’t exactly gone to plan, here’s three reasons to keep watching the team, even if they don’t make the playoffs.

This Pistons season has been a rollercoaster of emotion, which is admittedly better than the pits of despair of seasons past. The lows came early and frequently when it was announced that All-NBA player Blake Griffin would miss a chunk of the year, just days before the season opener.  Then Reggie Jackson got hurt. Then Luke Kennard.

Without three of their four best ball-handlers, every Pistons’ optimist was reevaluating their winter. The Witcher was binge-watched, significant others planned dinner dates, things were looking dark for Pistons faithful.

But hark, not all hope was lost. Pistons fans that clung to the life raft that was the 2019-20 season were rewarded with the sight of their Captain emerging from the debris of a lost season, Sekou Doumbouya.

Doumbouya was thrust into the starting lineup, more out of necessity than anything else. And suddenly, not all hope was lost. There was a lighthouse called relevance at the shore and Doumbouya was going to lead the Pistons there. Now, Pistons fans’ Netflix accounts are firmly stuck at Episode 5 of “The Witcher”, box scores are checked during dinner dates or dates are canceled altogether.

And it’s not just Sekou that makes it an exciting time to be a Pistons fan, it’s questions like does Derrick Rose deserve to be an All-Star? Is this young Pistons core for real? Let’s dig in.

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