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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Detroit Pistons, Jerami Grant
Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: It will be a battle of forwards against the Atlanta Hawks

The Forward Battle

The Atlanta Hawks feature a trio of good young forwards in John Collins, De’Andre Hunter and Onyeka Okongwu, though the rookie Okongwu has only played in one game after an early-season injury.

Okongwu may end up playing more at center, much like Isaiah Stewart for the Pistons, who is sometimes listed as a power forward though he is actually the perfect modern center.

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Outside of Jerami Grant, the Pistons haven’t gotten much out of the forward position. Sekou Doumbouya hasn’t played much, Josh Jackson has played mostly at shooting guard and has been inconsistent and we all know about Blake Griffin’s play.

However, the Pistons match up well with this group of Hawks, especially Grant, Doumbouya and Stewart.

This will be a great test for the Pistons, as this group of Hawks is similar in age and skill, though like I said, the Hawks are a few years ahead.

The Pistons have a chance to feature their young guys against another young team and should take advantage of it. These are the types of games where young players learn how to win, so it would be great to see less Blake Griffin, more shooting from Bey and Mykhailiuk and for the Pistons to unleash Sekou and Stewart.

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