Saddiq Bey’s last seven games show All-Star potential for Pistons

Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Not much has gone right for the Detroit Pistons lately, but that hasn’t stopped Saddiq Bey from turning his season around.

The Pistons have the worst record in the league and are currently playing a roster that features mostly G-League players and fringe NBA guys with most of their team in health and safety protocol.

When things are going this badly, fans start to look for bright spots, and Saddiq Bey has been one of them over the last seven games.

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Since having his worst game of the season against Brooklyn and hearing talk of being sent to the G-League, Saddiq Bey has turned his season around and is starting to look like the guy who made the All-Rookie team last season and showed so much potential.

Saddiq Bey’s last seven games for the Pistons

Since that four point game, here is what Saddiq Bey has done in the last seven:

  • 24.2 points per game
  • 7.4 rebounds
  • 3.1 assists
  • 6.8 free throw attempts per game making 6.4 of them

These are All-Star numbers, and though Bey will probably not keep it up once all of the starters have returned, he is proving himself to be a guy who can fight through adversity and is willing to work hard to improve his game, which is great for the future of the team.

Fans started to sour on Bey early in the season, with many thinking his strong rookie campaign  might have been a fluke. Some have even turned on Troy Weaver for trading Luke Kennard for him (definitely not me, you can keep Kennard, thanks).

But as Bey continues to put up big game after big game, that talk is going to disappear and we’ll be back to thinking he is part of the future core of a playoff team in Detroit.

There’s not much reason to watch the Detroit Pistons these days, but Saddiq Bey is doing his beset to provide a bright spot in this otherwise grim season.

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