Detroit Pistons: 3 takeaways from win over the Toronto Raptors

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Detroit Pistons: Isaiah Stewart is improving his range

Although he has not gotten nearly as much attention as Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart is having quite a rookie campaign of his own.

Even though he is only playing 18.8 minutes per game, Stewart is 3rd in rebounds, 2nd in blocks per game and second in field goal percentage for rookies. He has the most total blocked shots of any rookie and is doing it all in a fairly small role.

But what has been grabbing people’s attention lately is his shooting, as Stewart is flashing range that most scouts never thought he would have.

He hit two more 3-point shots last night against the Raptors and is now shooting 44 percent for the season, albeit on a low number of attempts.

This one came out of desperation at the end of the shot clock, but Stewart has shown nice touch from behind the arc in limited attempts.

If he can add this shot to his game, then the ceiling is raised for what he can be, as he is already an above average defender and rebounder.

Could Beef Stew eventually be a 3-and-D big who can spread the floor? Are we watching the next Bam Adebayo? These are exciting times for young Pistons’ talent.