The Detroit Pistons currently have one of the most promising rosters in the NBA.
They’ve made it their philosophy to stack as many young talents as possible, regardless of the position and the fit.
And while that might not always be a formula for success, it’s sure exciting to watch these young hoopers do their thing and grow through their mistakes.
That’s why they were a much better fit for James Wiseman right now, at least in terms of expectations and where they are as an organization.
There were major concerns — and rightfully so — about him and Jalen Duren together, but so far, so good for Dwane Casey’s young stars.
Wiseman seems quite happy to be in Detroit, and it seems like he’s finally having some fun on the court.
That’s also being reflected in his game, as he’s fresh off a 23-point, seven-rebound performance on 9-of-11 shooting with no turnovers and no fouls across 27 minutes of play.
The former Warrior James Wiseman is out in Detroit rapping AND ballin, tonight 23pts on 9/11 shooting, 7reb, 0 turnovers & 0 fouls in 27mins. #dubnation https://t.co/hJo1MP4QYf
— Kylen Mills (@KylenMills) February 28, 2023
Wiseman’s physical traits and raw skills were just too good to overlook, even if he missed most of his lone college year and his rookie season with a suspension and multiple ailments.
Over four games with the Pistons, he’s averaged 13.0 points and 8.0 rebounds on 59% shooting in roughly 23 minutes of play.
And while those minutes won’t always be there with another budding star in Duren starting for them, it’s nice to see that he’s finally coming together and showing glimpses of the potential we all saw before he was taken second-overall in the 2020 NBA Draft.NEXT: James Wiseman Is Showing New Life With The Pistons