2023-24 Season grades for the Detroit Pistons and Monty Williams

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The Detroit Pistons just completed the worst season in team history, so when it comes to grades, it would be easy enough to give everyone involved an “F” and say, “see you in summer school.” 

But there was some individual growth in a season that saw none from the team, which finished with the worst record in the NBA for the second year in a row. 

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So here are the grades for each player and head coach Monty Williams. 

Stanley Umude: B- 

Umude didn’t play much but I thought he was decent when he was in there and probably should have gotten more minutes. He would have if he hadn’t gotten hurt towards the end of the season, but as it stands, he played 24 games, shot 45 percent from 3-point range and earned himself a full-time contract. Umude is attempting to be the first two-way player to make an impact for the Pistons. 

Troy Brown Jr: D- 

Is “who cares?” a grade? If so, that’s what I would give to Troy Brown Jr who didn’t do anything memorable in 22 games with the Pistons in which he shot 29 percent from the field and was even worse from 3-point range. 

Malachi Flynn: C- 

Flynn at least gave us one of the high points of the season when he put on a classic small guy performance and dropped 50 points. Other than that, he was mediocre at best. 

Evan Fournier: F 

A 3-point specialist who shoots 25 percent from 3-point range is a just a guy getting cardio. I’m actually glad he was so bad, as the Detroit Pistons won’t be tempted to pick up his $19 million option...right?.....RIGHT!?