Former Pistons bust posts workout video, hoping for a comeback

Detroit Pistons draft picks (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons draft picks (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

The start to Detroit’s season has been riddled with injury. Even before the Detroit Pistons tipped off, Bojan Bogdanovic and Monte Morris went down. Bojan with a calf injury, Morris with a strained quad. As Detroit was trying to just tread water, down, too, went Jaden Ivey with an illness, Joe Harris with a shoulder injury, and Jalen Duren with an ankle injury. As Detroit was, and is, searching for healthy guys to build out the rotation, a former Detroit draft pick posted a workout video online, possibly looking for a second chance with the oft-injured Pistons.

Former Detroit Pistons’ bust posts workout video hoping for comeback

The video was posted by Sekou Doumbouya, former 15th overall Detroit draft pick back in 2019.  He was selected by then Interim General Manager Ed Stefanski just outside the lottery. Through no fault of his own, Sekou was added to a floundering roster, with little to no talent, leadership, or direction.

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Added on top of the less-than-ideal situation he was brought into, Doumbouya was far too much of a project for Detroit at the time. Over his two seasons in the Motor City, Sekou averaged just 5.6 points per game, 2.8 rebounds, and just .7 assists. His shooting averages were just as poor during his tenure in Detroit. Even though he had the ideal size for a three/four wing at 6-foot-8, 230lbs, Doumbouya never shot over 40 percent from the field. From deep, Sekou was a terrible 25 percent. During the 2021 season, Detroit decided to move on from the French wing and Sekou was traded to Brooklyn for a DeAndre Jordan salary dump and draft picks. Unfortunately, at this point, they were simply trying to recoup any sort of assets for the failed project and had to take on Jordan’s salary just to get rid of him.

Sekou Doumbouya posts gym workout showcasing skills

That brings us to the present-day Detroit Pistons and their injury-prone roster. Sekou took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to post a mix-tape of the work he has been putting in since being cut from the Lakers in 2022. The video consists of Sekou completing shooting drills, connecting on six threes in a row at one point, and then finishing at the rim. He finishes the tape showing some work in the transition game. The mix-tape was posted with the status “Hours in Silence…”

Clearly, Detroit would never bring back the former 15th overall pick. There is too much bad history between both parties. Detroit is actively attempting to stop the injury bleeding by bringing back another former Piston, Kevin Knox.

Sekou is still just 22 years old, but after flaming out in the G-League, it’s unlikely the Pistons would have any interest in a reunion.

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