3 Detroit Pistons who have stepped up offensively during all the losing

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Jaden Ivey

While Burks, Duren and Bogdanovic's offensive resurgence were all based around injuries in one way or another, Jaden Ivey was being limited due to rotation issues. Monty Williams was having issues with Jaden Ivey, and continually relegated him to a bench role. It seemed that after a few starts in a row as Ivey was getting into an offensive groove, Williams would send him back to the bench. 

Over the last seven games however, Ivey has started all seven and performed on another level. Ivey is averaging almost 18 points per night, six rebounds, and 4.7 assists over this stretch. Like Alec Burks, Ivey is hitting from deep at almost 45 percent. These numbers are all up from his late November/early December stats of 8.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists with 15 percent three point shooting. Ivey only started two of those seven games, further proving his need to be in the starting lineup moving forward.

But his usage still remains puzzling, as he only played 22 minutes last night while Isaiah Livers inexplicably played 36 minutes.