Detroit Pistons: 3 things we’d like to see vs. the Atlanta Hawks

Blake Griffin #23 and Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Blake Griffin #23 and Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Pistons could use some different lineups vs. the Atlanta Hawks.

The Detroit Pistons racked up another “competitive” loss against the Miami Heat. The Pistons have heart, there is no doubt, but it would be nice to see some wins, starting with the Atlanta Hawks.

The Hawks have been largely disappointing this season, though they are coming off a win against Minnesota and are now 6-7 overall, which puts them right in the thick of things in the East.

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Like the Pistons, the Hawks are a young team, but they are a season or two ahead of Detroit in their rebuild and would like to take the next step and make the playoffs.

Atlanta is talented, but they are still young, so this could be a good chance for Dwane Casey to get his young players some extended minutes, especially after the veterans played huge minutes in the loss to Miami.

Here are the things we’d like to see when the Detroit Pistons take on the Atlanta Hawks.

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Alternative Lineups

Dwane Casey has shown flexibility with his lineups this season, often adjusting minutes based on who the Pistons are playing.

This was the case in the first game against Miami, when the Heat were missing most of their veterans and better matched up with some of the young Pistons.

Sekou Doumbouya got more minutes in that one, and Isaiah Stewart had his best game of the season.

Atlanta’s core is built around young players, so this would be a good chance to see how the Pistons match up.

We’d certainly like to see less of Blake Griffin, who inexplicably led the Pistons in minutes against the Heat even though he did not play well.

Casey has been flexible this season and should get his young guys more minutes against the up-and-coming Hawks.