Detroit Pistons: Best and worst outcomes for Sekou Doumbouya this season

Detroit Pistons Sekou Doumbouya. (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons, Sekou Doumbouya
CLEVELAND, OHIO – JANUARY 07: Sekou Doumbouya #45 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: Blake Griffin won’t be here forever

The Best-Case Scenario

Blake Griffin has looked better in the last few games and the Pistons are giving him plenty of chances to show it.

He is playing over 32 minutes a game, which is one of the main reasons Doumbouya has not been able to get on the floor.

I have no problem with this, as Griffin is the team’s best player and they need to show he can handle big minutes if they are ever going to trade him.

The best-case scenario is that the Pistons find a taker for Griffin before the trade deadline, which would leave plenty of season for Doumbouya to get his minutes.

Dwane Casey is going to try to win, that much is clear and he’s not going to just play guys because the fans want to see them. Right now playing Blake Griffin gives the Pistons the best chance to win, but if he is no longer on the roster that won’t be the case.

If the Pistons do end up trading Blake, then hopefully Doumbouya will seize the opportunity, start playing 20-25 minutes a game, get in a rhythm and start to show what he can do.

If Doumbouya ends up as part of the rotation, plays hard and earns his minutes, then this season can be considered a success for his development.

But there is another scenario.