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Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets: Building on Saddiq Bey

After a huge 28 point, 12 rebound performance against the Raptors, Saddiq Bey is putting himself in some elite company from 3-point range.

Bey has exceeded most expectations for a guy who was chosen with the 19th pick and is on his way to being a top-five Rookie of the Year candidate if he keeps this up.

Bey doesn’t likely have time to win the award, especially considering how bad the Pistons are, but the fact that he will get some votes is a testament to what a steal he was.

Bey has gone from a guy who was projected as a 3-and-D specialist who couldn’t do much more to a guy who looks like a potentially elite defender who can put up big numbers on the offensive end in a number of ways.

His ceiling has been raised from role player to potential star and he can hopefully build on his big performance with another big game against the Rockets.

If the Pistons end up with a top-five pick in this year’s draft, they could end up being good sooner rather than later and that is mostly due to the emergence of Saddiq  Bey and Isaiah Stewart.

Bey’s consistency and effort are rare for a rookie and he has been one of the brightest spots of a season that is enjoyable even though the Detroit Pistons are losing.

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