The Detroit Pistons were not a good 3-point shooting team last season. They shot a lot of them, but ended 21st in team percentage in the NBA.
There has been debate about whether the Pistons have improved their shooting enough this offseason and they are hoping the additions of Cade Cunningham and Kelly Olynyk will be enough to get them into the top half of the league.
The Pistons traded Sekou Doumbouya, which will help, as he shot just 22 percent from long range last season. The Pistons also traded Tyler Cook out for Trey Lyles which should be an upgrade, but also moved on from shooters Wayne Ellington, Svi Mykhailiuk and Deividas Sirvydis, though the latter did not play much last season.
We’ll have to wait and see if the roster changes will really improve the Pistons shooting, but Detroit does have some guys who can fill it up from long range.
Here is a ranking of their the top-5 shooters currently on the roster. I am not going to include Luka Garza in this, as he is on a two-way contract and we don’t yet know if he will start the season with the team or in the G-League.
Detroit Pistons: Best shooters on the roster #5- Frank Jackson
This might seem low, as Frank Jackson was one of the Pistons’ best 3-point shooters last season and provided some instant offense off the bench.
Jackson shot 40 percent on 3.8 attempts per game last season, which was second on the team behind Ellington’s 42.2 percent.
But Jackson needs to prove that he can do it consistently, as he was a below-average 3-point shooter before last season.
He could break into the starting lineup if he continues to shoot like this, as Cade Cunningham will need more guys around him who can spread the floor.
Jackson made a big leap as a shooter last season and The Detroit Pistons need him to keep it up.