The worst shooters in Detroit Pistons’ history may surprise you

Detroit Pistons guard Vinnie Johnson (15) Credit: MPS-USA TODAY Sports
Detroit Pistons guard Vinnie Johnson (15) Credit: MPS-USA TODAY Sports /
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Detroit Pistons, Stanley Johnson
Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy talks to forward Stanley Johnson (7) Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports /

Stanley Johnson has the worst field goal percentage in Detroit Pistons’ history

Ok, so this isn’t technically true, but the first six players on the list all played in the 1940’s and 50’s many of them when the team was still in Fort Wayne. This was practically a completely different sport, and scoring 15 points per game would put you in the top-10 in the league.

So I am going to leave out Ralph Johnson (33.1%), Chuck Noble (34.6%), Fred Schaus (34.8%), Frankie Brian (35.5%), Jack Kerris (36%) and Walter Dukes (36.7%) as it is far too difficult to quantify and compare players from this era to the modern one.

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But you don’t have to go too deep on the list before you find Stanley Johnson, who was the 8th pick in the draft and shot a whopping 37.2 percent in his 267 games with the Detroit Pistons.

Johnson and Brandon Jennings (38.1%) are the only two players from the modern era to make the top-10, which shows you just how bad their shooting really was. Some fans have fond memories of Jennings but his shooting was one of the primary reasons he landed on my list for most overrated Pistons of all time.

You had to have 1,000 misses to make the list, otherwise Killian Hayes would also be on it just between Johnson and Jennings.

Stanley Johnson may not consider himself a bust, but when your shooting resembles that of guys from the 1940’s, you probably are.