Detroit Pistons: 3 takeaways from dominant win over Raptors

Hamidou Diallo #6 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons: The rookies are leading the way

The Detroit Pistons’ rookies are making Troy Weaver look like a genius, as they just keep playing well and improving nearly every game.

Saddiq Bey had 19 points, four assists and three rebounds and continued his hot shooting, hitting 5-of-7 from long range.

Isaiah Stewart has been rolling lately and added another 14 points off the bench. He is leading all rookies in rebounds and blocks and has now hit 8-of-18 from 3-point range for the season, which is a skill no one predicted he’d  have this early in his career.

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Saben Lee once again played well in the starting role, scoring 19 points and adding five assists and three rebounds while controlling the offense like a seasoned veteran.

None of these rookies are playing like rookies anymore and it appears the Pistons have two possible stars and a solid rotation player from last year’s draft, which isn’t bad considering all of them were picked outside of the lottery.

With the return of Killian Hayes coming soon, it’s not too early to say that this is one of the best Pistons’ draft classes of the modern era.

Troy Weaver has this rebuild ahead of schedule, mostly because he nailed every pick in the draft.