Detroit Pistons: 3 Takeaways from promising win over the Thunder

Isaiah Stewart #28 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons, Saddiq Bey
Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: Saddiq Bey is more than a shooter

Saddiq Bey has made headlines for the Detroit Pistons this season with his 3-point shooting.

He has already broken the Pistons’ rookie record for made 3-pointers, sits atop an elite list of rookie shooters and is closing in on the All-Time NBA record for made 3-pointers by a rookie.

Because of this, people tend to forget that Bey was viewed more as a defensive specialist coming into the league and can do a whole lot more than just shoot.

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Bey didn’t shoot the ball well last night, though he did finish with 18 points, but he contributed in a variety of other ways, playing lockdown defense on the perimeter and grabbing rebounds while logging a team-high 39 minutes in the win.

So much for hitting a rookie wall.

Bey has shown himself up to the rigors of a full NBA season and is playing huge minutes for the Detroit Pistons while contributing in a number of ways other than just 3-point shooting.

The Pistons appear to have something special brewing with Killian Hayes, Saddiq Bey and last night’s player of the game, Isaiah Stewart.