The Detroit Pistons started off the Summer League right with a win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Both Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren gave Pistons’ fans reasons to be excited, starting with the very 1st play of the game on which they connected for an alley-oop dunk.
Even though he shot just 1-of-8 from 3-point range, I thought Isaiah Livers was impressive, as he made a ton of defensive plays, notching two blocks and a steal, while showing how he is going to help this team offensively, especially once Cade Cunningham is on the floor.
Overall, it was a solid performance for the Detroit Pistons, but we do have some questions heading into game two.
When is the Detroit Pistons Summer League game and how can I watch it?
Tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards tips off at 6:00 PM ET and you can watch it on ESPN 2.
Now that the housekeeping is out of the way, let’s get to the real questions.
Will any unknowns play in the 2nd Summer League game?
The Pistons used a 10-man rotation in the 1st match up of Summer League, and most of the players were familiar to fans.
Jules Bernard did get about four minutes of run, but he was really the only name outside of the guys who are already on the roster or two-way contracts.
Will we see any of the under-the-radar guys? Detroit pretty much knows what they have in guys like Saben Lee and Braxton Key (though I thought Key played well at times) and might want to get a look at some of the guys who are on at the fringes like Buddy Boeheim and Kyle Foster.