4 things to watch for the Detroit Pistons after the All-Star break

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2. The prospects

The Pistons have an open roster spot, and what they do with that could determine their direction. Casey opened up and mentioned the possibility of using 10-day contracts to fill those spots, be it a veteran or youngster. The emphasis seems to be on a point guard to pair with Rose and Knight now that Jackson and Tim Frazier are gone.

As previously written, the Pistons could add Jordan Bone or Louis King for the rest of the season without having to worry about their 45 days expiring on their two-way contracts. However, there’s only one roster spot remaining, and the Pistons need a point guard. But that’s not likely to happen until either hit their 45-day mark.

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Bone, 22, will likely get an opportunity, at least until a third point guard is brought in. He’s playing well in the G League but is 3-for-17 shooting, missing all eight 3-point attempts, to go with eight assists and two turnovers in nine NBA games.

Beyond that, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk may get an extended look at point guard. Casey referenced him as one of the players that can get some minutes at point guard, along with Tony Snells who has been involved in pick-and-rolls.

How much playing time the prospects will get remains to be seen. But one thing is for sure, veterans are still valuable to the development of prospects. They can explain stuff to them on the bench, on the court and can enhance their play by getting them in the right positions.