Detroit Pistons: 3 things to watch out for vs. the Miami Heat

Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /
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Detroit Pistons forward Sekou Doumbouya
Detroit Pistons forward Sekou Doumbouya (45) Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Pistons: Young guys should play against Miami

Youth on Youth

The Miami Heat will likely be starting two rookies along with second-year players Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson against the Detroit Pistons.

They will not only start but play big minutes against Detroit, which may give the Pistons a chance to get their young guys some more run.

Sekou Doumbouya matches up a lot better with rookies like Precious Achiuwa than he does most starting-caliber forwards in the NBA, so there is a chance he will finally get some minutes off Dwane Casey’s bench.

Same with Isaiah Stewart, who has played sparingly lately but might get some more run against a shorthanded Miami team.

Dwane Casey should be looking for these types of games to get more playing time for his young guys, as they can build confidence against players who are closer to their age and experience level.

We should see plenty of Saddiq Bey, who is putting himself among some historically great rookie shooters so far in his career.

The Detroit Pistons can try to wear down the shorthanded Heat, and they should try to do so with their young guys, who match up well with Miami’s bench.