Pistons news: 3 encouraging takeaways from win over Hornets

Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports /
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Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington (25) drives in as he is defended by Detroit Pistons center Jalen Duren Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Pistons: Jalen Duren has a career night

Jalen Duren sure didn’t look like the youngest player in the NBA last night, as he ripped down 19 rebounds, a career high for the rookie.

Duren added three blocks and maybe most impressive was that he played 36 minutes, was able to avoid foul trouble and was on the floor in overtime as the Pistons closed out the win.

Dwane Casey is showing a lot of faith in his young center since moving him into the starting lineup and Duren hasn’t disappointed.

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He did have a tough night shooting the ball, but didn’t let it affect other parts of his game, which is great to see from such a young player.

He was setting hard screens, rolling to the hoop and making plays at the rim all night. I’d been waiting all season to see the Stewart/Duren front court and this is the duo that looks like the future for the Detroit Pistons.

If Stewart continues to improve offensively, these two are going to be nightmares for opposing offenses as they get more reps together on the defensive end.

We can’t get over excited about an overtime win over a terrible team, but we also can’t forget that the future is still bright for the young Detroit Pistons and these three players showed us part of the reason why.

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