Detroit Pistons

Eastern Central

The Golden State Warriors have signed guard Glenn Robinson III to a two-year contract, with a player option built into the second year. He played for the Pistons last season and averaged 4.2 PPG and 1.5 RPG. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Warriors continue their youth movement by signing the 25-year-old, 6'6" wing away from Detroit. Their lack of length and youth at guard was evident throughout the playoffs, as HC Steve Kerr was forced to give heavy minutes to veterans Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston. With the former traded to Memphis and the latter likely gone as well, Robinson fills an immediate need at the position and will get a decent amount of playing time with the bench players.

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Ish Smith agreed Monday with the Wizards on a two-year, $12 million contract (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With John Wall (Achilles) expected to miss most of the 2019-2020 season, and the Wizards trading Tomas Satoransky to Chicago, Ish Smith could end up opening the campaign as the Wizard's starting point guard. He spent most of last season in a timeshare with Reggie Jackson. Smith averaged 9.8 points, 4.5 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in 56 games for the Pistons last season.

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Tony Snell was traded from the Bucks to the Pistons on Wednesday in exchange for Jon Leuer and the No. 30 overall pick in Thursday's draft. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Snell provides the Pistons with much needed wing depth, and should have an easier path to minutes in Detroit. He averaged 6.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.2 blocks for the Bucks last season. Snell has always been a low -usage player, and has little to no fantasy value.

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Jon Leuer traded to Milwaukee

Wed, Jun 19th 11:19pm EDT
By Brad Camara

Jon Leuer was traded to Milwaukee on Wednesday in exchange for Tony Snell and the 30th pick in the 2019 draft. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Leuer had a disappointing 2018-2019 campaign as he struggled to find a role in the Pistons' front court. He will likely struggle to find playing time for Milwaukee with a crowded frontcourt. Leuer averaged 3.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 41 games for the Pistons last season. He has little to no fantasy value.

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Blake Griffin (knee) is continuing to make progress in his recovery from an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. (Source: Vincent Ellis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin has been around the team facility and going through light drills nearly two months after undergoing the procedure. He had surgery to repair damage to his left knee which hampered him at the end of the regular season. Griffin should be back fully healthy before the start of the 2019-20 campaign.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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