Marcus Sasser has chance to join elite rookie company for the Pistons

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Marcus Sasser is making me eat my words. I wasn't initially sold on the idea of the Detroit Pistons trading up to get another guard. This had less to do with Sasser and more about the team's needs at forward.

Some of those have been addressed in a flurry of moves at the trade deadline and with each game, it looks more and more like the Pistons made a savvy move by trading up to nab Sasser.

Sasser has averaged 11.9 points, 4.3 assists and 1.4 rebounds in his last 10 games while shooting 53.6 from the field, 47.4 percent from 3-point range and 84.6 percent from the free-throw line.

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He's flirting with the 50/40/90 club for the season (will likely come up just short) and would be the first rookie ever to do it. Even if he doesn't quite get there, his shooting will place him among some of the best Pistons and NBA rookies of all time.

Marcus Sasser's stats for the Detroit Pistons

Sasser is currently 4th in the NBA in effective shooting percentage off pull-up jumpers, which are his specialty:

He has a 60.4 true shooting percentage, which would place him second all-time among Pistons' rookies. Most of the rest of the names on the list are bigs and Sasser is the only guard in the top-10.

He's ahead of Pistons' legend Joe Dumars (54.8 percent) though Sasser is doing it on slightly fewer attempts than Joe D had as a rookie, but that is some impressive company to keep.

Sasser is just outside the top-25 in rookie true shooting percentage in the history of the NBA, and once again, one of the only guards (along with Magic Johnson) who made the cut.

Sasser was billed as a guy who was NBA-ready out of college and he has been, as he's not afraid of the big moment and has hit some big momentum-shifting shots in the Pistons last several games.

Let's hope he gets big minutes for the rest of the season, as Sasser is doing something special in his first year with the Pistons.