Top 3 players to step up for Detroit Pistons in Jerami Grant’s absence

Read and know more about the top 3 players who should step up for Detroit Pistons in absence of Jerami Grant.

Detroit Pistons are currently rebuilding and facing tough time in the regular season for almost a decade and showing up in the playoffs once a while. “The Bad Boys” have a good future but are currently ranked on 15th position on the eastern conference rankings with 4-20 (W-L) record which is currently the worst record in the league.


Detroit Pistons’ young core this year was led by Jerami Grant who came up as the best player of the team. Jerami is averaging 20.1 PPG, 4.8 RPG and 2.6 APG this season. He is also one of the toughest defenders of the league right now who can guard and lock many big stars easily. Unfortunately the 27 year old forward of Detroit Pistons is side-lined indefinitely because of a thumb injury (torn ligaments).

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Jerami Grant


Jerami Grant was supposed to be traded as soon as possible since the Detroit Pistons are rebuilding but the way he was carrying the squad maybe Pistons gave it a second thought and put a hold on the trade. But due to him being unavailable the Pistons would be expecting the other players especially from the young core to step up and win some games for the team. The top 3 players the franchise and fans expect to come up are:

3.Cade Cunningham

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Cade Cunningham


Cade Cunningham the rookie drafted by Detroit Pistons this year at 1St pick overall has already proved the league why he was drafted ahead of others. Coming off a ankle injury and missing many games during the start of the season, Cade is now back averaging 15.2 PPG, 6.2 RPG and 4.5 APG. His effect and influence on the court with a great vision and the numbers he can drop now with much more responsibility on his young shoulders will play a important role in Detroit Pistons games.

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Cade Cunningham is a special player who is not only good at operating the ball and driving in for buckets but also at playing it off while making some good assists. His high IQ plays and methodological playing style is something different for a rookie as he can even run the role of a veteran leader for the young core by his college basketball experience where he came up as a good leader with one of the best decisions made on court.

2.Trey Lyles

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Trey Lyles


Trey Lyles is expected to start in place of Jerami Grant as he is the next best option from the rotation the Detroit Pistons are using with the bench. He is someone who has the potential to match the effect of Jerami Grant on the court. In 7 years of his league he has never really been a threat to a team due to the time he gets on-court. In his early years he was restricted to garbage time often and also suffered some injuries. But now since the opportunity is in his hands he has to step up and let the league know how good of a player he can be if trusted.


This season playing for approximately 16 minutes a game Trey Lyles is averaging 7.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG and 0.7 APG while adding to the defensive end. The 6 ft. 9 inches big forward can really spice up the things in the post on both ends since he is quick with the pick and roll and explosive when comes to drive or go up. Trey if confident can really turn around the next games of Detroit Pistons and make a perfect case for getting more minutes.


1.Saddiq Bey

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Saddiq Bey


Saddiq Bey is one of the important pieces of Detroit Pistons team and also the rebuilding they have initiated. In his rookie year itself he booked and showed the league that he is a long term player who can leave a mark and make differences on both the ends of the court. He is someone who can bring back the “Bad Boys” era back for Detroit since his game style, playmaking, finishing and even going in and up for rebounds is very similar to the 90’s and this is his just 2nd year in the league where he is still learning. The Detroit Pistons should look forward to build around him and get the right pieces in so Saddiq Bey can come up and lead the way.

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Saddiq Bey is averaging 12.2 PPG, 6.0 RPG and 2.4 APG while playing anytime the coach wants him to. He isn’t someone worried about the time and the workload on his shoulders. Being a good two way player and with a tough mind set he can surely lead the Pistons’ to playoffs and give them their spot back. In the coming years Saddiq Bey can be the face of the organization by the efforts and time he is putting in it and as of now is the perfect fit to step up and do a bit better from his side in absence of Jerami Grant.