Stillwater wrote: Marcus wrote:
Mr Peanut wrote:
Slight dredge up of an old post but I'm curious as to why guys like Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart can develop and play well in this so-called "dumpster fire" but Sekou can't?
had a similar question. with the situation being what it was in Detroit once they were able to move Rose and Griffin i didn't understand how Sekou got zero playing time with all the youth they were throwing out there on the court.
Jerami Grant getting his Dan Granger on, two rookie PGs, the Jackson's reclaiming their NBA careers, DSJ and Okafor staking their claim for the "I told you so" award, Stewart, Bey, and some vets collecting checks, just seemed like Sekou could have fit in there somewhere. Wouldn't think he would be considered more of a developmental project than Diallo.
Am i missing something?
I mean Grant is probably the main reason for the lack of playing time, but that is what I mean with Detroit not developing projects the right way. sitting never develops anyone
I'm not sure you watched our games, but to be honest I wouldn't blame you if you didn't.
Sekou was largely terrible. Casey did only play him 13-14 MPG for the first couple of months of the season but this wouldn't be considered unexpected for a 20 year old project. Not to mention Blake was still logging decent minutes for the team at that stage. Later on he was getting outplayed by our 10 day contract player Tyler Cook so started to lose his place in the rotation. However, he did play 28 MPG over the last 8 games of the season but didn't blow anyone away.
In contrast though, young players that were given decent minutes and made strides during the season included Isaiah Stewart (who any Pistons fan will tell you was noticeably better by the end of the season compared to the start), Saddiq Bey (was more of a polished college prospect coming into the league but still continued to develop), Saben Lee, Frank Jackson, hell even Dennis Smith Jr (before he got injured).
So once again, not sure where this "Detroit not developing projects the right way" narrative comes from. Maybe true during the SVG tenure but that was a few years ago now.