Detroit Pistons: The starting lineup we’d like to see vs. the Clippers

Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons and Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons and Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Piston have two games in a row against the Los Angles Clippers starting tonight in the Staples Center.

The first matchup will be the second game of a back-to-back for the Pistons, so we could see some guys sit, which could lead to some wonky lineups.

Killian Hayes could be held out again, as the Pistons are being cautious with his minutes as he returns from injury and Jerami Grant is still dealing with a knee issue that has him listed as day-to-day on the injury report.

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Both Grant and Hayes are likely to play in at least one of these games against the Clippers, which should give the Detroit Pistons a chance to use the starting lineup that fans have been dying to see since Hayes returned from injury.

It probably won’t happen, but here is the lineup we’d love to see in one of these games vs. the Los Angeles Clippers.

Detroit Pistons: Possible starting lineup vs. the LA Clippers

  • PG- Killian Hayes
  • SG- Josh Jackson
  • SF- Saddiq Bey
  • PF- Jerami Grant
  • C- Isaiah Stewart

This could very well be the Detroit Pistons’ starting lineup to open next season (depending on who they take in the draft) and it would be nice for them to start getting some run together.

Mason Plumlee has played very well as the starter this season but it is time to start developing more chemistry between Stewart and Bey, who are foundational pieces of this team moving forward.

It would also be nice to see Killian Hayes back in a starting role, especially playing with either Jackson or Hamidou Diallo, as either could make a nice defensive pairing with Hayes on the perimeter.

Cory Joseph and Dennis Smith Jr. have been fine in the starting role but it’s possible that neither will be a Piston next season. I get that Casey is still chanting his mantra of earning minutes but there are 19 games left in the season and I’ve seen enough of CoJo and DSJ already.

The Detroit Pistons need to use these last few games to start developing chemistry between the guys who are definitely going to be on the team next season.

Dwane Casey has been stingy with giving fans what they want this season and it has mostly paid off, has he has young guys working hard and trying to earn minutes, which is great.

But at some point he needs to give in and unleash the future, and these two games against the Clippers should give him the chance to do it.

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