Detroit Pistons: Advanced stats show Isaiah Stewart’s potential in bigger role

Isaiah Stewart #28 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 11: Marcus Morris Sr. #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots the ball against Isaiah Stewart #28 of the Detroit Pistons . (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) /

Detroit Pistons: Isaiah Stewart’s Per 100 possessions numbers bode well for Pistons defense

The Pistons per 100 possessions stats highlight the impact Stewart has on this team at both ends of the court.

Offensive and defensive ratings are an estimate of points scored by a team and their opponents per 100 possessions. Offensive rating is points scored per 100 possessions, and defensive rating is points allowed per 100 possessions.

The Detroit Pistons offensive rating this season was 108 even. That number ranked Detroit 26th in the league last season. With Stewart on the court, the team’s offensive rating was 118.

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It should be noted that Mason Plumlee, the Pistons’ starting center, has an offensive rating of 122. Both Plumlee and Stewart have offensive ratings above Detroit’s average. As Stewart develops into a more well-rounded player, and potentially develops into a formidable shooter from beyond the arc, his impact on the offensive end will only increase.

The Pistons’ defensive rating this past season was 112.5, which placed them 16th in the league. With Stewart on the court, Detroit’s defensive rating improves as it falls to 109.

As a rookie, Stewart is already Detroit’s best defensive player. In the starting role, he could be the anchor of the Pistons defense as the team looks to become one of the league’s top defensive teams in the coming years.

When Stewart is on the court, the Pistons offense and defense are markedly better than when he is off of it. The former Washington Husky will look to continue that trend as his role in the Pistons’ rotation increases.