*Since the writing of this, sources have confirmed that Detroit Pistons forward Isaiah Livers will be out 6-8 weeks with a sprained ankle.
The Detroit Pistons were the worst team in the NBA last season and injuries were one of the reasons why.
The biggest was to Cade Cunningham, who missed most of the season, but Detroit had the second-most games missed to injury last season, so there were plenty of others to join him.
Isaiah Stewart missed significant time, as did Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks, though those injuries were more of the tank variety.
The Pistons are already up against it in a competitive Eastern Conference that just got stronger at the top with Milwaukee adding Damian Lillard and Boston trading for All-Star Jrue Holiday, so for Detroit to compete next season, they need to stay healthy.
“If Healthy” will be the two most important words in Detroit next season and the Pistons may have already been dealt a blow.
Detroit Pistons news: Is Isaiah Livers injured?
Isaiah Livers has already had concerning injury issues in his first two seasons in the league.
He has only played 71 games in two seasons and has been injured at the start of both of them, so it is imperative that he come into the regular season 100 percent healthy and ready to go.
That may already be in jeopardy according to one recent rumor that has been circulating social media:
I should point out that this has not yet been reported by the team, nor any of the beat writers, but Sean does have sources and has proven himself to be reliable in the past.
So we’ll have to wait to find out if these rumors are true, but if so, it would be a big blow to Livers’ quest to have a breakout season and become a key part of the rotation.
Even though Livers isn’t considered a starter or core player, he could be very important, as the Pistons are thin at forward and don’t want to be forced into a scenario where they have to play James Wiseman or Marvin Bagley III out of position with another big.
So this is a story to keep an eye on and we will have updates as soon as there is word from the team.