Detroit Pistons: Questions and observations after loss to Knicks

Mitchell Robinson #23 of the New York Knicks (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons, Jerami Grant
Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons lost the final game of the first half to the New York Knicks. The Pistons tried to mount a comeback in the 4th quarter but it was too little too late.

The Pistons were coming off a win and were playing the second game of a  back-to-back, so it is not at all surprising that they lost, nor that it took them three quarters to even show up.

There wasn’t a whole lot to like in this game, as the Detroit Pistons got a quiet night from their duo of young point guards and an off night shooting from rookie Saddiq Bey, who was still able to start a new streak of double-digit games.

Here are some questions and observations after the game, including Jerami Grant‘s status, some Mason Plumlee appreciation and a question about the most disappointing Piston so far.

Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks: What’s up with Jerami Grant?

Jerami Grant has now missed two games in a row with what is being called a quadriceps injury.

The question is whether this is a real injury or a “we need to lose a few more games” injury.

Grant doesn’t seem to be the kind of player who would sit out unless he needed to, so I am going to go with the first choice, though some Pistons’ conspiracy theorists out there think Grant might be sitting because the Pistons plan to trade him before the deadline.

I really can’t see this happening unless someone comes with an offer that is too good to pass up and even then I don’t think it is happening.

Hopefully Grant just has a minor injury that will heal over the break and that he’ll be back to action on March 12th when the Detroit Pistons start the second half.

But it’s possible we will see Grant sit on back-to-backs as the Pistons try to ensure they end up with one of the worst three records in the NBA.