Detroit Pistons: Best and worst-case scenarios for the forwards
Saddiq Bey is arguably the third-most important member of the Detroit Pistons right now, and for them to truly make a leap as a team, Bey will have to make one as well. The best case for him is that he just becomes a lot more consistent at the things he already does well. He continues to shoot high volume from long range, but knocks down 40 percent of them. Bey thrives at both forward spots on either end and morphs into a Ron Artest-type player who can defend the other team’s best forward, score 20+ points per game and play all 82 games like he did last season.
Bey is a hard worker, so it’s difficult to see any scenario where he gets worse next season, so the worst-case is that he doesn’t get much better. It would be a big disappointment if Bey shot under 40 percent from the field again next season, or didn’t get closer to 40 percent from long range. We know he is going to be an Iron Man who gives the Pistons everything he has, but in the worst-case scenario he just spins his wheels and doesn’t get any more efficient on offense.