Detroit Pistons: Isaiah Livers needs to prove he’s a rotation player in the NBA
Isaiah Livers is only entering the third season of a career that has so far limited him to just 71 games.
If Livers were 22-years-old or younger, as many of his teammates are, there would still be time for him to turn it around and patience would be extended. But he’s 25-years-old and on an expiring deal, so if Livers can’t stay healthy and produce in the rotation next season, it could be his last in Detroit and possibly the NBA altogether.
A forward who can play both spots, defend multiple positions and shoot the 3-ball is exactly what this roster is currently missing, and Livers will be given an opportunity to be that guy.
If he stays healthy, shoots over 40 percent from 3-point range (which we know he can) and is a glue-guy and leader on defense, Livers could be the key to the Pistons’ rotation next season.
But if he can’t stay on the floor and is inconsistent like he was last season, he may find himself out of the league after next year. This is a huge year for Isaiah Livers and his future with the team and in NBA. He has to prove he is the rotation player many think he can be.