Detroit Pistons: Tank alert! 3 things to watch in important game vs. Houston

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Mason Plumlee, Detroit Pistons
Feb 2, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Detroit Pistons center Mason Plumlee (24) shoots against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets: Mason Plumlee double double watch

Mason Plumlee has been one of the pleasant surprises of the season and looks like one of the best value signings of last offseason.

After scoring ten points and grabbing 14 boards in the win over the Raptors, Plumlee is now on the verge of averaging a double double for the season.

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Plumlee is now scoring 10.3 points per game and grabbing 9.3 rebounds, so he is teetering on the brink of averaging a double double if he has a couple more big games on the boards.

Both of these numbers are way up from his career stats, and when you factor in his 3.7 assists per game (which is 3rd among centers) its arguable that Plumlee is having one of the best all-around seasons of any true center in the NBA.

Obviously he is not in the same league as guys like Joel Embiid or Nikola Jokic, but Plumlee has proven himself to a be a versatile and talented veteran who is outplaying his contract.

It’s possible the Pistons would trade him before the deadline if the right offer came along, but it’s more likely that they will keep Plumlee and his team-friendly contract, as he does a lot of things for this team and could be a valuable piece if the Pistons make a leap as a team next season.