The Detroit Pistons have completed their Summer League schedule and now head into the dog days of the offseason.
Summer League didn’t go exactly to plan, as 5th pick Jaden Ivey went down just five minutes into his second game with an ankle injury and never returned.
The injury doesn’t appear to be serious (at least according to Ivey), but still put a damper on the games and removed the player fans of the Detroit Pistons most wanted to see.
Jalen Duren played well in his three games, flashing an ahead-of-schedule offensive game, but also some raw points on defense and rebounding.
The Detroit Pistons saw what they needed to see from the guys who figure to be part of the rotation, but also got contributions from lesser known guys trying to earn their way into the league.
While there might not be a Luka Garza this season, a guy who earns himself a contract in Summer League, there are some guys who made a case to get minutes with the Pistons at some point this season, or in the case of injury.
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The 6-foot-6 guard/wing definitely has plenty of fans from his year in Arkansas, as we were flooded with positivity every time we mentioned his name.
With two gifted playmakers in Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey, the Pistons are going to be looking for 3-and-D type wings to surround them and Umude could be one.
He shot 44 percent from long range on 4.5 attempts per game in his four Summer League games, while showing the hustle and defensive energy that won him so many fans at Arkansas.
The Pistons lack quality depth at shooting guard and small forward, so if there is an injury or someone is not performing, Umude could get a look, as he fits the type of culture Troy Weaver is trying to establish.