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: What if Blake Griffin stays?

The Worst-Case Scenario

Pretty much the worst thing that could happen is that Blake Griffin plays just well enough to keep the Pistons in games and keep getting minutes, but not well enough that anyone wants to trade for him.

The Pistons have been playing hard and staying close in just about every game, which is a good thing. Part of developing young guys is teaching them how to play the right way and win games.

But they still aren’t actually winning them.

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If the Pistons continue to lose, there is less of an argument for Griffin to keep playing insane minutes but that doesn’t mean Casey won’t keep doing it. He’s a coach and is always going to try and win.

The worst-case scenario is that Sekou Doumbouya never gets a chance to earn minutes, finishes the season playing 5-8 minutes per game, with the Pistons still not having any clue what they have.

I don’t think this will happen, as eventually there will be pressure from the front office to play the younger guys, but if the Pistons win a few more games? That pressure may never come.

It’s hard to try and build a winning culture and play all of your young guys at the same time, which is what the Detroit Pistons are trying to do.

Sekou Doumbouya does not have to turn into an instant star this season, but it would be nice to see him play so we know if he has that potential for the future.

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