Detroit Pistons final month stock watch: 3 rising, 2 plummeting fast

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Rising: Simone Fontecchio

We've spent a good part of the year complaining about Troy Weaver, but you have to give credit where it is due, as Simone Fontecchio looks like a keeper and might be Weaver's best move as GM.

Fontecchio has been a solid two-way player since joining Detroit, averaging over 15 points per game. But in his last 10, he's averaging 15.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and two assists while shooting 50.5 percent from the floor, 45.8 percent from long range and 92.9 percent from the line. Bojan who?

Numbers like this over a full season would put Fontecchio in the 50/40/90 club, so it's possible that he was a player who just needed more minutes.

His restricted free agency is going to be interesting, as his current qualifying offer is just over $3 million and he's definitely getting way more than that. But how much more? Should the Pistons give a soon-to-be 29-year-old a deal similar to Isaiah Stewart's? And if they do will they regret it when all of their young players are on bigger deals?

Fontecchio is playing like the ideal role player to complement the Pistons' core, so they need to retain him, but can't go too crazy. Either way, he's playing great right now and even if he were the only player they got back at the trade deadline, the cost would have been worth it.