Detroit Pistons: Watch Isaiah Stewart working on his perimeter game

Isaiah Stewart #28 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Isaiah Stewart #28 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons would love rookie Isaiah Stewart to expand his perimeter game and that is precisely what he is working on this offseason.

Stewart surprised most people by stepping out and shooting 3-pointers, especially late in the season when he started ramping up his volume.

He finished shooting 33 percent from long range overall, though his accuracy did dip when he started shooting more of them in the home stretch.

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Hopefully, an offseason of work will improve his ball handling on the perimeter, as well as his ability to catch and shoot. This video shows Beef Stew putting in the work on those skills.

You can briefly see two of the things Stewart needs to improve, which is dribbling with his left hand and shooting from the outside.

Stewart shows nice form and touch knocking down a bunch of mid-range jumpers, a weapon that could make him into the next Bam Adebayo, a versatile center who can step out and shoot.

But why is this even important?

Detroit Pistons: The Importance of Isaiah Stewart’s improved range

If Isaiah Stewart can consistently knock down perimeter shots and penetrate off the bounce, it changes the ceiling for what he can be and also changes how the Pistons might view his future.

Stewart is a bit undersized for the center position but makes up for it with a non-stop motor and plenty of muscle. Those things aren’t going to change, and the Pistons will count on him for interior defense and rebounding no matter what.

But if he can be a power forward it gives the Detroit Pistons a lot more versatility with how they deploy lineups with the guys they have and players they might acquire.

Stewart could play alongside Mason Plumlee, who provides playmaking from the center position, and if the Pistons end up drafting Evan Mobley, Stewart would fit perfectly with him as a power forward.

Both the Detroit Pistons and Isaiah Stewart will benefit from him adding more skills to his bag, which is why it is nice to see him putting in the work in the areas he needs to improve.

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