Detroit Pistons: 3 things to watch in important game vs. OKC Thunder

Sekou Doumbouya #45 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons, Isaiah Stewart
PORTLAND, OREGON – APRIL 10: Enes Kanter #11 of the Portland Trail Blazers handles the ball against Isaiah Stewart #28 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: Isaiah Stewart at center

Isaiah Stewart is an interesting player. He came into the league projected to be an undersized center who can defend multiple spots.

But now that he has shown the ability to hit jumpers and make plays, the vision for what Beef Stew can be has changed somewhat.

Is he the long-term answer at center or is he ultimately destined to be a power forward?

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I’ve always envisioned Stewart as a Bam Adebayo type, a guy who can defend three positions, run the pick-and-roll and consistently hit an 18 foot jumper.

But there is also an argument that he is more valuable as a center, where his athleticism and ability to step out and hit shots would be more of an advantage.

I think we will probably see some of each, but the fact that Stewart is so versatile will make it much easier to select a guy like Evan Mobley in the draft, as the two could play together and it wouldn’t really matter which position they played.

I would also love to see Stewart and Plumlee in a lineup together at some point so we can get a better idea of how Stewart functions at the four alongside a more traditional big.

Even though both teams are bad, the game between the Detroit Pistons and OKC Thunder is an important one with plenty to watch.

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