Taking a look at how former players on the Detroit Pistons are faring with their new teams inside the NBA Bubble.
The NBA Playoffs have officially kicked off inside of the NBA bubble and there are a number of former Detroit Pistons getting the spotlight, some for all the wrong reasons.
Since we as Pistons fans don’t currently have much to be paying attention to other than the Draft Lottery, some of us have picked which teams we want to win based on where former players ended up.
Whether they were a member of the team this season or in seasons passed, let’s take a look at how some of our former guys are shaping up.
Honorable mentions: Boban Marjanović and Stanley Johnson
Boban Marjanović is hands down one of the most likable players in the entire league. The towering big man was a piece of the Blake Griffin trade, and became a Los Angeles Clipper. Since then he’s found his way into a pretty involved role with the Dallas Mavericks after Dwight Powell’s season was ended prematurely.
Inside of the bubble Boban has averaged 8.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game on 65.8 percent shooting. Considering seemingly all of his shot attempts are within a few feet of the basket, this is no surprise.
In the Mavericks regular season finale against the Phoenix Suns, Boban posted an astonishing 18 points and 20 rebound performance.
Another interesting former Piston that has made a small amount of noise in the bubble is Stanley Johnson. Regardless of how you felt about his time in Detroit, he’s played some pretty fun minutes for the Toronto Raptors.
He only plays when Toronto is protecting their starters, whether that be in a blowout win or loss. So because of that, he’s not had much run inside the bubble. He did have a 23 point outing in their regular season finale against the Denver Nuggets though!
He also knocked down a game winning shot against the Philadelphia 76ers, and despite ending the game with just 5 points, it was cool to see him hit a big shot.
As one final shout out, the Brooklyn Nets picked up Donta Hall to fill out their roster, and he proceeded to attempt to fight Giannis. A former Piston if we’ve ever seen one!