Detroit Pistons: 5 players to watch in Summer League
It’s no secret that the Detroit Pistons need shooting after being near the bottom of the league in nearly every offensive category last season. They particularly need guys who can hit the 3-ball and are taking flyers on players who were elite in that category.
The Pistons have inked Buddy Boeheim to a two-way deal and also invited brother Jimmy to their Summer League roster, hoping that one of them sticks. Buddy is a high-volume three-point shooting guard who can’t do much else and brother Jimmy is basically the forward version.
Troy Weaver (who was once an assistant coach at Syracuse) is well-familiar with both of them and is hoping their shooting can translate to the next level a la Duncan Robinson, the un-drafted shooter with one elite skill.
Kyle Foster: Guard, Howard
Speaking of elite shooting, Kyle Foster out of Howard led the entire country in 3-point shooting last season, hitting an impressive 46 percent on 7.9 attempts per game.
He’s got good size at 6-foot-4 but is already 25-years-old, so is a long shot to make an NBA roster. There are obviously big question marks around a guy who didn’t even start every game for a mid-major as a 5th-year senior, but he can absolutely stroke the 3-ball, as you can see in these highlights.
But can he do anything else? Is he too skinny to defend?
Foster will be trying to shoot his way onto a roster and I am looking forward to him letting it fly, as he has never played with guys this skilled and may be one of those players who thrives as a shooter once he has guards who can get him the ball in his spots.