Detroit Pistons: Possible All-Stars next season
If everything goes perfectly…
These two guys still have long shot odds to be All-Stars next season, but have a little more notoriety nationally and could get there if everything goes perfectly.
As the 5th pick in the draft, Ivey is going to get plenty of attention and casual fans already know his name. We didn’t get to see much of him in Summer League, but what we did see was promising, especially after the first half of the first game.
Ivey looked electric and could be a force on both ends for the Detroit Pistons right away. He’d probably have to score over 20 points per game on a team that was contending for a play-in spot at least, as his addition would be seen as one of the primary reasons for the team’s improvement.
He has the type of flashy game that is going to get on highlight reels regularly, so if he can put up big numbers in his rookie season, it’s possible he’d get some consideration, though it would still be a long shot.
Bey has already gotten some national attention for putting up big games, including his 51-point outburst last season.
He’s now on the national radar, but would need to improve his efficiency next season to have any chance of an All-Star berth. Bey would have to score 18-20 per game, increase his rebounds and hit over 40 percent from 3-point range on high volume.
The Pistons would have to be good, and he would have to have some big shooting games that got him national attention, as he did last season against the Magic. I think Bey can get close to all of these next season, but would probably really have to explode onto the national scene on a legitimately good team to make the All-Star team.
Not impossible, but everything would have to go perfectly.