What the Detroit Pistons should imitate from the Raptors’ franchise

Head coach Dwane Casey of the Detroit Pistons talks with Sekou Doumbouya (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Head coach Dwane Casey of the Detroit Pistons talks with Sekou Doumbouya (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons and Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: Build around the wing

The Toronto Raptors won their title in part because of the ascension of Pascal Siakam on the wing.

Forwards who can score from all over and defend are the most valuable players in the modern NBA, and the Raptors have a couple of good ones in Siakam and OG Anunoby.

The Detroit Pistons are hoping they got their guy in Jerami Grant, who has evolved into a star and hopes to follow Siakam as the Most Improved Player in the NBA.

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Like Siakam, Grant is a versatile defender who can score from all over the place, create shots and will hopefully continue to get better in this expanded role.

The Pistons look to have another piece in Saddiq Bey, who is one of the best rookie shooters in the NBA and has the size to defend multiple positions as well.

Like Toronto, Detroit should keep building around these types of versatile wings, as they are easy to slot into just about any lineup and draw maximum attention and value on the trade market.

The Detroit Pistons may not have found their point guard yet, but they look to have a pair of wings worth building around, much like Toronto.