Detroit Pistons: One surprising statistic from each player

ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images) /
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Sekou Doumbouya #45 of the Detroit Pistons and Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: The deep youth

The Detroit Pistons had a trio of young players who probably would have been in the G-League this season had there been one. Instead they got some valuable reps with the Pistons and flashed what they could do at times.

Sekou Doumbouya- 15.5

Even though Doumbouya has had a couple of nice games to close the season, he was pretty disappointing overall, though that is not all his fault. The kid is still just 20-years-old and could have used another season of development in the G-League. Instead, he was in and out of the rotation, and never got consistent minutes, averaging just 15.5 per game for the season, fewer than last season when he was a rookie.

I don’t think anyone thought Doumbouya was going to blow up this year, but I thought he’d at least play more and make some progress. That process was stunted by a lack of consistent minutes, setting up this offseason as the most important one of his young career.

Saben Lee- 7

Seven is the number of games that Saben Lee started this season, which is pretty surprising. The second-round pick was given a two-way contract and most fans didn’t expect to see him touch the floor much if at all this season. But injuries forced him into action and he actually ended up making seven appearances in the starting lineup, where he shined. Lee has to be considered one of the biggest surprises of the season, and a guy who might have played his way into a future contract.

Deividas Sirvydis- 16

Sirvydis didn’t get much run this season and would have definitely benefitted from the G-League, but he has gotten some minutes in recent games and has flashed an intriguing bag of offensive weapons. Sirvydis scored 16 points in the first half of the last loss before getting injured and having to watch the rest from the bench. He not only knocked down 3-point shots but ran the floor well and had some nice moves in transition. He didn’t get to show much but I think most fans would have been surprised to know he was going to score 16 points in any half this season.