Detroit Pistons: Will we see more of Isaiah Stewart and Jalen Duren together?
Jalen Duren had not even practiced with the team before debuting as the starting center in Summer League.
He only played just under 12 minutes, but was impressive in that time, blocking a couple of shots, grabbing a steal and providing some thunderous dunks.
Duren is still raw and will take some time, but he showed pretty much everything we needed to see, as the Pistons don’t need him to be an elite offensive player, they just need him to protect the rim, run the floor and dunk, which he showed he can do.
Isaiah Stewart also played well in his debut at power forward, a position he has never played, knocking down 3-of-4 from long range.
The two look to be ahead of schedule and I am sure the Detroit Pistons would love nothing more than for them to be the front court of not just the future, but the present.
I am interested to see if Beef Stew can continue to knock down shots and whether Duren can handle some of the looks he’s going to get as a defender. If these two can co-exist, it will open up a whole new range of lineup options for Dwayne Casey.