Ranking 4 possible starting lineups for the Pistons next season
#3: Splitting up the guards
When the Detroit Pistons signed Monte Morris, most expected that he would be coming off the bench as the backup point guard behind Cade Cunningham.
But Morris has started all but two games over the last two seasons, and you could argue that he’s a better fit with Cunningham given his ability to play on or off the ball, shoot the 3-point shot and not commit turnovers. So could we see him in the starting five?
- Monte Morris
- Cade Cunningham
- Ausar Thompson
- Bojan Bogdanovic
- Jalen Duren
This would give Jaden Ivey a chance to be the primary ball handler with the second unit, and allow the Pistons to get more shooting around Cade to start the game.
I can’t see this happening, as Detroit is counting on the Cunningham/Ivey duo to carry them into the future. But if they saw Ivey as more of a point guard who needs to be on the ball, then moving him to a bench role does make some sense.
I do think we’ll see plenty of this lineup (or something close) next season, but probably not as the starting five.