There hasn't been much good news this season when it comes to injuries for the Detroit Pistons.
Every time they get a player back, another one gets hurt, a trend that should end tonight.
The Pistons should get both Cade Cunningham and Monte Morris back tonight against the Hornets, and for once, there isn't an injured player to replace them, which means Detroit should have their full complement of players for the first time this season.
With the bench playing better of late, it could be enough to make the Pistons at least competitive, but what will their new depth chart look like?
Detroit Pistons depth chart with Cade Cunningham and Monte Morris
Getting Morris back will be a nice boost to a team that struggles with turnovers and could use a steady veteran hand during clutch time, in which they've been terrible.
The roster still needs big changes, but this is a depth chart that fans are anxious to see, though you never know how Monty Williams will deploy his players:
Cade Cunningham/Monte Morris
Jaden Ivey/Alec Burks/Marcus Sasser
Bojan Bogdanovic/Ausar Thompson
Isaiah Stewart/Kevin Knox/Danilo Gallinari
Jalen Duren/Mike Muscala
The return of Morris should push Killian Hayes out of the rotation, which will be the biggest change for the Pistons. This is a massive upgrade, as Hayes is no threat offensively, and his on-again/off-again defense isn't enough to make up for it. Morris is also a decent defender, so this is a net gain for Detroit.
You can flip-flop Knox and Stewart if you want (as coach Williams did in the last game against the Bucks) but either way, Stewart is going to get starter's minutes.
What I love about this lineup is that the Pistons can surround Ausar Thompson with shooters in the second unit, allowing him to make more plays going towards the rim, which is his strength. The spacing should be there for him to go to work.
Coach Williams can also lean on his veterans in clutch time, hopefully reducing the struggles they've had in the home stretch of close games.
A 4-39 team doesn't have too much to be excited about, but it will be nice to finally see the full roster in action for the first time this season.