Detroit Pistons stock market after week 1: Who is trending up?

Detroit Pistons center Jalen Duren (0) Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
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Josh Giddey #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder defends against Joe Harris #31 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /

Trending down after week 1

Joe Harris

If Joe Harris not hitting 3-point shots, he doesn’t provide much else, as he is a cone on defense and can’t create his own shot. He hasn’t played much so far, but he’s only averaging 1.7 points per game and shooting 20 percent from the 3-point line. To be fair, he hasn’t had a lot of good looks, but part of that is his inability to get open.

I have no worries about Harris’ shot, as he is one of the best 3-point shooters in NBA history, but it would be nice to see him get some more looks, knock a few down and help carry this offense while Bojan Bogdanovic is out.

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James Wiseman

I didn’t expect Wiseman to be completely out of the rotation, but that’s where we are after three games. Monty Williams is going to reward defense and Wiseman still has a LONG way to go on that end. Same on offense, where his ball stopping doesn’t play in Williams’ .5 system. I’ve had a lot of fans in my mentions the last two days complaining that the Pistons are “ruining Wiseman!” and wondering why he’s not playing.


Jalen Duren has looked like an All-NBA center, Isaiah Stewart has been one of the team’s best overall players and Marvin Bagley III has been great off the bench, so who exactly is sitting down for James Wiseman to come in and turn the ball over? The days of gifting minutes to “high ceiling” players who have achieved nothing are over. Wiseman will get minutes when he earns them or they are forced into it because of injuries. Until then, he is where he belongs, on the bench, hopefully learning and staying ready in case his name is called.

On a side note: I will never understand the “fans” who care more about their favorite player than the team. I have nothing against Wiseman, but right now he does not give them the best chance to win games, which is sort of the point. So enjoy the wins and don’t worry about who gets minutes or who is being “ruined” (give me a break). If the Pistons keep winning I couldn’t care less about individual stats and minutes.

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