Marcus Sasser has made Alec Burks superfluous!
Ok, this is definitely an overreaction, but you have to like what we’ve seen from the rookie Marcus Sasser so far.
He once again led the group that made a comeback in the late third quarter and helped put it away in the 4th. Sasser finished with 17 points, six assists and four rebounds and got to the line six times, making five of them.
What has really stood out in the last two games is the rookie’s poise, as he is comfortable running the offense and finding the shooters.
It’s possible that his emergence will allow the Pistons to trade Alec Burks at some point this season and there have already been teams sniffing around.
When Sasser was drafted it appeared that Killian Hayes’ minutes were most at risk, but now I am not so sure. Coach Monty Williams has repeatedly said he’s going to reward defense and so far Hayes and Sasser have played it while also knocking down shots.
This is a good problem to have, as it could allow Detroit to make a low-level trade that helps balance their roster a bit more, as Burks is on an expiring deal and will likely be traded at some point this season.