Detroit Pistons: It’s time to start the youth movement

Detroit Pistons Sekou Doumbouya. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons Sekou Doumbouya. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Detroit Pistons Louis King. (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Youth can inspire

Watching the Pistons lately has been brutal. This season of bad luck has taken its toll on the veterans and it shows. They are playing sloppy, uninspired basketball and no one looks like they are having any fun.

An injection of youth can not only save the legs and trade value of Detroit’s veterans but might also make the game more enjoyable, even if they are losing. Most Pistons fans would like to see rotations that include Brown/Bone, Kennard/Mykhailiuk and Doumbouya/King. It gives the fans a reason to watch, the veterans a reason to continue to compete and allows Detroit to evaluate what they have moving forward.

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It’s possible the Pistons can showcase their youth and actually be better, as they couldn’t play much worse than they are now. It’s not as if the Nets, Magic and Bulls are going to run away from the Pistons. Who knows, Detroit could end up catching them even while developing their young players, who have a lot more to play for than the likes of well-known commodities Rose, Snell and Morris.

If the young guys can lead the Pistons to an unexpected playoff berth then great! If they don’t, great! It’s a win/win situation for Detroit.

There is no logical reason to keep piling on unproductive losses that are just subjecting the Pistons to further injuries and slowing the development of their young players. It’s time for Pistons to go young and usher in the next era of Detroit basketball.

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