Most underrated Detroit Pistons #4- Allan Houston
Allan Houston was definitely ahead of his time when he played for the Detroit Pistons. He only spent three seasons in Detroit, but was a really good player who the Pistons probably should have kept longer.
The Pistons let Houston walk as a free agent and he went to the Knicks, where he was eventually a two-time All Star and one of the best shooters in the history of the NBA.
Houston is one of those players whose game would be even more effective now in the 3-ball era, as the guy could flat out shoot it.
In his best season for the Pistons, Houston averaged 19.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3 assists while shooting 42.7 percent from 3-point range on 5.5 attempts per game.
Houston is now mostly remembered as the guy who signed one of the biggest contracts in NBA history at the time and forced the league to change the Collective Bargaining Agreement to allow teams to amnesty players. It was known as the “Allan Houston Rule,” as he was owed a ton of money and kept getting injured.
Houston was another guy who probably didn’t full live up to his potential, mostly due to injuries, but he was a very good player whose name I don’t hear pop up much in conversations about the Pistons.