Detroit Pistons stock exchange: Who is trending to start the second half?

General manager Troy Weaver of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons stock exchange: The Pistons’ 3-point shooting is getting worse

The Detroit Pistons were one of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the NBA and that was before they traded one of their best shooters for a guy who can’t shoot at all.

The Pistons went 8-of-32 from behind the arc vs. the Nets and at one point missed something like 18 in a row, which is, well, pathetic.

Don’t expect it to get better with the addition of Diallo, so one thing Weaver needs to target in the offseason are some guys who can consistently knock down shots.

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The Pistons take a ton of thees for a team that really can’t make them, which brings me to my next trend.

Detroit Pistons stock exchange: Josh Jackson is ice cold

Pistons’ fans have been very excited about Josh Jackson for some reason and some of the more misguided in their ranks have even compared his “leap” to Jerami Grant’s. Huh?

Are we watching the same guy?

Jackson does some nice things, especially defensively and I love his energy and size, but if he were on a good team he would not be playing, it’s that simple.

Jackson has gone cold since scoring 25 against the Pelicans, continues to turn the ball over way too much and chuck 3-pointers that he cannot make.

Jackson has been a nice story, but let’s pump the brakes a bit on anointing him part of the future just because he’s been better on a bad team. Jackson’s minutes have gone down this week and will continue to as long as he is putting up 10 shots and only scoring nine points.

Pistons stock exchange: The pending fate of Sekou Doumbouya

When the Pistons traded Blake Griffin, fans were hopping Doumbouya would seize the moment, start playing big minutes and showing what he can do.

Those things have not happened and now it appears the team might be getting impatient with his total lack of progress. I’ve been one of the biggest preachers of patience but the Pistons really need to see some type of improvement out of this guy, starting with his physique.

This is rich coming from a chubby old man like myself, but Sekou looks out of shape and does not have the bounce or explosiveness that he had just last season. Considering athleticism was supposed to be his calling card, this is not a good sign.

He needs to work harder, make himself felt on the defensive end and start showing some confidence or he may be the next Piston shipped out.

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