Detroit Pistons: 1 question for each player to answer in final 24 games

Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons while playing against the Milwaukee Bucks (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons, Saben Lee, Luka Garza
Detroit Pistons center Luka Garza (55) looks to pass to guard Saben Lee (38) Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Pistons have created more questions than answers in a season that is headed for yet another bottom three finish.

Many of us thought the Pistons would be better this season, taking the next logical step on their timeline for contention, but instead, their season was undone by injuries and they were never able to build chemistry.

They are now finally at full strength again and will have 24 games to answer some of the questions we have heading into another offseason where big changes to the roster can be expected.

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How many of these guys will even be on the team next season? What do they need to do to make an impact? We have one question for each player on the Detroit Pistons.

Questions for the Detroit Pistons: The G-leaguers

Chris Smith

Will Chris Smith get a chance to play for the Detroit Pistons this season? He has played well at times in the G-League, flashing some 3-and-D wing potential. He has the size for the position but needs to improve his shooting.

Isaiah Livers

Where is Isaiah Livers? The Pistons signed this guy to a 3-year deal before the season, so clearly thought he had some chance of playing. Instead, he’s appeared in exactly one game and there haven’t been any recent updates about his injury status. He’s already 23-years-old, but potentially fills a need, so are we ever going to see him?

Luka Garza

Can Garza overcome his defensive problems? Garza has the offensive skills for the NBA, but might be too slow to defend modern bigs, half of whom are stepping away from the hoop now. I don’t think we’ll see him much down the stretch with Marvin Bagley III on board, so like Livers, I question whether he is really part of the future.

Saben Lee

Can Lee crack the rotation? Saben Lee has been the G-League’s best player this season, but can’t get off the Pistons’ bench for some reason. A lot of fans think he should be getting some of the endless opportunities that Killian Hayes has been afforded and it is fair to ask whether Hayes would be in the one in the G-League if their draft positions were swapped.