Pistons injuries vs. Hornets: Will Detroit finally be at full strength?

Feb 27, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Quentin Grimes (24) defends
Feb 27, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Quentin Grimes (24) defends / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons will take on the Charlotte Hornets tonight in a rare chance for a season sweep.

Usually, the Pistons are on the other end of the broom, but they've already beaten the Hornets twice this season and will look for a third in their final meeting tonight.

The Pistons have had some positive developments of late and it would be nice for them to at least beat the other bad teams as they try to build some momentum in the home stretch.

Charlotte (16-48) certainly qualifies, especially lately, as they traded away some of their useful veterans at the deadline and have a slew of injuries.

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If ever there were a game the Detroit Pistons "should" win, it is this one, especially considering they could be at full strength.

Detroit Pistons vs. Charlotte Hornets injury update

The Pistons still just have one player on the official injury report, Quentin Grimes, who has been upgraded for probable.

This is a nice development, as the Pistons would like to get as much data about how Grimes fits with the rest of their roster before having to make a decision on whether to extend him this summer.

The Pistons have paid for potential over production and gotten burned in the past, a mistake they can't make again with their roster about to get more expensive.

The Hornets will be missing LaMelo Ball, Mark Williams, Seth Curry and Cody Martin and Tre Mann is listed as doubtful.

The Hornets did win their last game after losing six straight and still have Miles Bridges and Brandon Miller to go along with a young cast trying to prove itself, so this won't be a gimme for the Pistons, who will lose if they don't show up and play hard.

Given that both of these teams are rebuilds that will likely have big facelifts in the offseason, there isn't much at stake here, but it would be nice for Detroit to take care of business against the teams they should beat, which is the first step in the right direction.