Pistons’ Twitter Mailbag: Free agents, Killian Hayes and hypotheticals

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) gets defended by Detroit Pistons guard Saben Lee Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas was honored at halftime by George Blaha (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) /

Last week’s inaugural Pistons’ Twitter mailbag was a success so we decided to run it back this week and got another interesting slate of questions.

Check back with us next week if you’d like to submit a question, and if I use it, I’ll give you a follow and put your question in an article for all to see.

These questions were submitted before Saddiq Bey dropped 51 points against Orlando, so he is not in this week’s edition, which will feature questions about everything from free agency to Marvin Bagley III and Isaiah Stewart to a hypothetical game of two on two between Detroit Pistons.

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Without further ado, here is this week’s mailbag.

Detroit Pistons’ Twitter mailbag

Let’s start with my favorite question of the week, brought to you by @detroit_wyso:

First off, shout out to the great George Blaha and we all wish him a speedy recovery from a recent heart procedure.

I’ll take a stab at each of these in order.

George Blaha: Next season will be his 47th with the Detroit Pistons and he fully intends to be there. I think Blaha will stay at least 50 seasons, as it is a nice round number and hopefully the Detroit Pistons will be good by then. 4 years

Dwane Casey: I think Casey should be commended for taking on this job and making the most of it, as all of the Pistons’ young players have improved, the team plays hard and there has never been any drama. Casey is under contract for two more years past this one, but he is also 64 years old, so this could be his last gig. I think he’ll finish his contract and possibly take some type of front office position with the Pistons. But as coach, my guess is two more years or less. 2 years

Isaiah Stewart: I assume this means “starting center” and not just with the team. Unless the Pistons land a big name free-agent center this summer, I think Stewart will be the starting center again next season. He has gotten better as the season has gone on and looks more like a starter every game. Detroit could decide to go with the center by committee approach, in which case he makes the most sense to start at center right now. But if he doesn’t develop a better offensive bag next season, it could be his last as starter, especially if the Pistons draft another big. 2 years

Cade Cunningham: Cade Cunningham is the best player on the Detroit Pistons now, and I don’t see anyone from this draft or free agent class supplanting him anytime soon. He seems to like Detroit, so I see no reason why he wouldn’t sign a rookie extension which would keep him here for at least seven years. He could be the best player on the team that entire time unless Detroit strikes gold in the Draft or trades for a star. 7 years

Cade will be this role for the longest and is hopefully the star the Pistons have been waiting for for over 27 years.