The Pistons aren't developing their young players
Cade has been better this season, particularly since Bojan Bogdanovic returned. Even though he still turns the ball over too much and needs to improve his defensive consistency, Cade is not the problem, but you wonder how much better he'd be with a couple of competent two-way forwards around him. Cunningham has been a bright spot, but the Pistons' roster construction is still stunting his growth.
Ivey hasn't gotten consistent minutes or had a consistent role all season. Even when he was coming off the bench, he was used sparingly as a playmaker, and even though he's played well with Cade Cunningham, he still has games like last night when he only plays 22 minutes. Last night made some sense, as Alec Burks was red hot, but did his minutes have to come at the expense of Ivey? Why not Livers? Why not Hayes?
Ivey has kept a great attitude this season, but it would be hard to argue that his development hasn't been hurt by the way Monty Williams has jerked around his minutes. It would be one thing if Livers and Hayes were playing well and Ivey wasn't, but that isn't the case.