Detroit Pistons

Eastern Central

Blake Griffin underwent successful arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. (Source: James Edwards of The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin had surgery to repair damage to his left knee which hampered him at the end of the regular season. He will have the entire summer to recover and should be back before the start of the NBA 2019-2020 season.

Category: Injury Updates


Luke Kennard poured in 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting with one rebound, one assist, one block, and two steals in 32 minutes in Monday's Game 4 127-104 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Kennard was one of the few bright spots in the playoff series against the Bucks. He led the Pistons in scoring in two of the four games and averaged 15.0 points per contest. Despite the solid effort, it wasn't enough to prevent the Pistons from being swept by the Bucks. Kennard finished the series averaging 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.75 assists, and 2.25 threes in 33 minutes.

Category: Game Recaps


Andre Drummond finished with 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting, with 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and two turnovers in 33 minutes in Monday's Game 4 127-104 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Drummond posted double-doubles in all four playoff games in the first round series against the Bucks. Despite the solid effort, he was unable to prevent the Pistons from being swept. Drummond finished the series averaging 14.25 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.25 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.25 blocks in 32 minutes.

Category: Game Recaps


Reggie Jackson produced 26 points on 9-of-20 shooting, including 5-of-9 from downtown, with seven assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 31 minutes in Monday's Game 4 127-104 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson had one of this best games of the season, but it wasn't enough to lift the Pistons to victory. The Pistons are officially eliminated from the playoffs as they were swept by the Bucks 4-0. He finished the series averaging 17.7 points, 7.0 assists, and 3.3 rebounds.

Category: Game Recaps


Wayne Ellington dropped 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting, including 3-of-8 from beyond the arc, with five rebounds, and two steals in 39 minutes in Saturday’s 119-103 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Ellington played a team-high 39 minutes and knocked down three triples in Saturday’s loss to the Bucks. He’s been a solid contributor in three pointers all season and will look to keep the momentum going in Monday’s Game 4 against the Bucks. Ellington will need a big game from behind the arc if the Pistons hope to avoid elimination on Monday.

Category: Game Recaps


Thon Maker shot 2-of-10 from the field, including 0-of-6 from three-point range, with four rebounds, and one block in 22 minutes in Sunday's Game 1 121-86 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Maker who replaced Blake Griffin in the starting lineup, struggled to produce in a spot start against his former team. With Griffin sidelined, he continues to start and play 20 plus minutes. Despite starting, Maker has only averaged 3 points and four rebounds in his last two games. He's not a relevant option in DFS for Wednesday's NBA three-game slate.

Category: Game Recaps


Svi Mykhailiuk underwent surgery Wednesday to address his left index finger injury. (Source: Rod Beard on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mykhailiuk is out for the NBA playoffs, and after rehab, should be ready for a full off-season of basketball activities. He finished with 3.2 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.3 steals, and 10.5 minutes in 42 games this season.

Category: Injury Updates


Glenn Robinson III scored nine points on 4-of-7 shooting, with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in 32 minutes in Wednesday’s 115-89 win against the Knicks.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson played his most minutes of the season in Wednesday’s win over the Knicks. He is buried on the Pistons bench and has little to no fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps


Ish Smith scored a game high 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting, with four assists, three rebounds, and three turnovers in 26 minutes in Tuesday’s 100-93 win over the Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: Smith led the Pistons in scoring for the second straight game and has now scored double digit points in his last three. He’s also made 23-of-41 shots during that span. Even with the timeshare with Reggie Jackson, Smith continues to see enough of a role to be fantasy relevant. He can be used as a streamer for Wednesday’s game against the Knicks in the Pistons final game of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Langston Galloway poured in 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting, with two rebounds, one assist in 26 minutes in Friday's 123-110 loss to the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: Galloway has registered double-digit points in three of his last five games, averaging 25 minutes per game in that span. He continues to play a key role off the Pistons bench and is only a viable option in deep leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Bruce Brown finished Saturday's game scoreless, as he didn't attempt a single shot from the field. He did contribute with three assists, one rebound, and one steal in 18 minutes in Saturday's 117-112 loss to Portland.

Fantasy Impact: Brown has been in the starting lineup for most of the Piston games, but he doesn't contribute enough to be relied on in fantasy. He should be left on the waiver wire in most standard leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Jon Leuer will start Monday’s game against the Cavaliers in place of Blake Griffin (rest). (Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Leuer hasn’t played in any of the previous three games, but will move into the starting lineup for Monday’s game against the Cavaliers. He will see an uptick in minutes and can be used as punt play in NBA DFS.


Zaza Pachulia scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting, with three rebounds, one assist, and one block in 13 minutes in Sunday's 110-107 win over the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: This is Pachulia's first double-digit scoring effort all season. He will continue to serve as the backup center behind Andre Drummond, and has little to no fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps


Henry Ellenson, who was a first-round pick, was waived by the Pistons and has been signed to a 10-day contract by the Knicks. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ellenson is averaging 6.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game this season. The 6' 11'' forward from Marquette should get an opportunity for some playing time in New York but is unlikely to hold any fantasy value.

Category: Transactions


Stanley Johnson has been traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for C Thon Maker and cash. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson gets a new home which opens up more minutes for Luke Kennard.

Category: Transactions


Reggie Bullock has been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Svi Mykhailiuk.

Fantasy Impact: Bullock heading to the Lakers should somewhat help his fantasy stock. He's a very good three-point shooter which the Lakers have been lacking. He's the best three-point shooter they have now, the trade should be processed on Wednesday. He's averaging 12.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.

Category: Transactions