Isaiah Livers should be the starting power forward for the Detroit Pistons!
Livers went just 1-of-8 from the 3-point line in the first game, but he played great defense and showed what he is going to bring to the offense once they are at full strength.
Livers put that all in display in game two, leading the Pistons with 20 points and knocking down 4-of-5 from behind the 3-point line.
Livers was once again strong defensively, showing that he can guard a couple of positions, taking on players in the post, but also marking guard Johnny Davis. He was pushed around in the post once or twice but mostly held his own against bigger offensive players and stayed in front of the guards on the perimeter.
The Pistons have gone with a front court of Jalen Duren and Isaiah Stewart in the two games so far, but there is a strong argument that Livers should be the guy once the games are real.
Detroit lacks 3-point shooting, and could use another floor spacer around Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey in the starting five. The Pistons undoubtedly want to keep their two young star guards together, so putting Livers in the starting five makes that easier.
It’s far more likely that Livers will come off the bench initially, but his defense, all-around game and shooting could eventually earn him a spot in the starting five.