Detroit Pistons Player News: All Positions

News: Brown underwent surgery in late April to repair a ligament in his right thumb but notes that he'd be ready to play if the NBA season resumes, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
Impact: It's not clear when Brown suffered the injury, but it sounds like he's recovered well. This season, he's averaged 8.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.1 steals across 28.2 minutes.
News: Griffin said Monday in an interview with Sage Steele for ESPN's "The Encore" web show that he's made a full recovery from the arthroscopic left knee surgery he underwent Jan. 7. "I feel great," Griffin said. "I've basically been cleared for a while now, I just have been stuck in my house. So, I'm ready to go whenever things pick back up. I'm just working out and trying to stay ready and stay sane."
Impact: The 31-year-old was assumed to be out for the season when he had the procedure to address the nagging knee injury, but the NBA's two-month-long hiatus has given Griffin time to heal up and has provided him with a chance to play again if the 2019-20 campaign resumes at some point this summer. Due to the 20-46 Pistons' status as a non-contender, Griffin could still be held out for precautionary reasons when play resumes, but a decision on his status likely won't be determined until the coaching staff has a chance to evaluate him in full practices. Even if Griffin is given the green light to play, he would likely be on some sort of playing-time restriction.
News: Wood is fully recovered from coronavirus, as he tested negative late Wednesday night, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Wood is the first known NBA player to fully recover from coronavirus, which he tested positive for nearly two weeks ago. This is a good step forward for Wood and the league, but there are still many more hurdles to clear before the season starts back up in some capacity.
News: Wood's (illness) agent, Adam Pensack, said Wednesday that his client is "feeling great and fully recovered" from the coronavirus, Dana Gauruder of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: Wood was asymptomatic but tested positive for coronavirus shortly after the NBA suspended games March 12, as the Pistons played Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz the previous weekend. Wood is expected to undergo additional testing Thursday, and if doctors agree with Pensack's assessment, the 24-year-old should be good to go when the NBA resumes its season.
News: Wood has tested positive for coronavirus, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: According to Charania, Wood is asymptomatic and is doing well. Wood faced Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz last Saturday. Since then, he's faced off against the Knicks and the 76ers.
News: Wood went for 32 points (14-18 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-4 FT), seven rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks in 39 minutes during Wednesday's 124-106 loss to the 76ers.
Impact: Wood poured in a career-high scoring total while stuffing the stat sheet across every category. He has been absolutely dominant since Detroit traded Andre Drummond, as Wood has stepped up and scored 20-plus in 10 of his last 14 appearances.
News: Knight (knee) had six points (1-7 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT), six assists and five rebounds in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 124-106 loss to the 76ers.
Impact: Knight returned to action following a one-game absence with a knee issue and struggled badly from the field. Still, he has earned 30-plus minutes in two of his last three outings and has dished at least six assists in three of his last four.
News: Maker is in the starting lineup Wednesday at Philadelphia, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: The 23-year-old will enter the starting lineup in place of John Henson (ankle), who will be sidelined at least a week. Maker is averaging 8.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 blocks in 21.3 minutes across 13 starts entering Wednesday.
News: Brown (ankle) was ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Sixers, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Brown was considered questionable with a right ankle sprain but won't be available Wednesday. Jordan McRae and Khyri Thomas could see increased run in his absence.
News: Brown is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Sixers with a right ankle sprain.
Impact: The 23-year-old presumably picked up the injury during Sunday's spot start against the Knicks, as he had 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt), six assists and four rebounds over 37 minutes. Derrick Rose (ankle) remains sidelined, so Brown should continue to see plenty of opportunities, if available. Brandon Knight and Jordan McRae are otherwise in line to see increased run.
News: Knight (knee) will be available for Wednesday's game against the Sixers, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.
Impact: Knight was held out of Sunday's game with a knee issue, but coach Dwane Casey confirmed Tuesday that the guard will be back to availability Wednesday night. It's unclear if Knight will return to the starting lineup.
News: Henson (ankle) is expected to miss roughly a week due to a sprained ankle, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.
Impact: Henson had started the last six games at center, but he'll likely cede the position to Thon Maker for the next two games. Looking ahead, the Pistons play Wednesday and Saturday of this week, so Henson figures to miss both of those contests before a potential return next Tuesday (March 17) against Orlando or next Friday (March 20) against Golden State.
News: Hall was recalled from the G League on Monday, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Impact: As expected, Hall was recalled from the Drive in order to provide frontcourt depth. In three games at the NBA level, Hall is averaging 1.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 13.7 minutes per game.
News: Thomas played 13 minutes off the bench and contributed six points (2-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt) with one rebound Sunday in a 96-84 loss to the Knicks.
Impact: After returning in late February from the left foot surgery that sidelined him for most of the season, Thomas has occupied a minor rotation role for the Pistons. He's seen the floor in five of the team's last six games, topping out at 14 minutes. Thomas will likely be a prime candidate to lose out on playing time once the likes of Brandon Knight (knee) and Luke Kennard (knee) return to action.
News: Maker tallied three points (1-5 FG, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three steals, one block and one assist across 28 minutes Sunday in the Pistons' 96-84 loss to the Knicks.
Impact: After being held to 12 minutes or fewer in each of the Pistons' previous five games, Maker picked up some extra run while starting center John Henson dealt with foul trouble. Maker was able to provide some quality defensive stats, but the poor shooting and lack of rebounds diminished some of his luster. He'll likely fade back into a more limited bench role in the Pistons' next contest Wednesday in Philadelphia.
News: Snell compiled four points (1-9 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, three assists and a block across 29 minutes Sunday in the Pistons' 96-84 loss to the Knicks.
Impact: Snell is rarely a useful fantasy option even on days when he shoots well, but he's actively harmful when he can't find his touch from the outside. Even as a streaming option for 3-pointers -- he's averaging a career-high 1.8 per game -- Snell still leaves much to be desired.
News: Galloway put up nine points (3-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal over 24 minutes off the bench in Sunday's 96-84 loss to the Knicks.
Impact: Galloway's stat line was roughly on par with what he's provided for the Pistons since the All-Star break -- he's averaging 10.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers and 1.1 assists in 24.3 minutes over eight games. His lack of standout production in any area outside of 3-pointers renders Galloway more of a streaming option, and not an elite one at that.
News: Though coach Dwane Casey indicated Knight (knee) would be available in a limited role for Sunday's game against the Knicks, the veteran guard didn't see the court in the Pistons' 96-84 loss.
Impact: In Casey's parlance, "limited" must have meant "only in an emergency," as Knight was withheld from action in the second half of the back-to-back set with a sore left knee. Considering that Knight was questionable prior to Saturday's 111-105 loss to the Jazz, the Pistons were probably wise to act cautiously. Knight should have a better chance at seeing action Wednesday in Philadelphia, though it's unclear whether he'll take back the starting point guard job from Bruce Brown, who was effective in Knight's stead Sunday (16 points, six assists and four rebounds in 37 minutes).
News: Mykhailiuk generated nine points (3-7 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, five assists and a steal across 26 minutes in Sunday's 96-84 loss to the Knicks.
Impact: Mykhailiuk started at the two spot for his eighth consecutive game, and it appears that coach Dwayne Casey is going to embrace the youth movement as the Pistons slide out of playoff contention. That's good news for the Kansas product, who now appears to be a key component in Detroit's future plans. While he's not consistent enough for fantasy consideration at this point in the season, he's shown flashes of multi-category production since garnering a starting role.
News: Brown tallied 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt), six assists and four rebounds across 37 minutes in Sunday's 96-84 loss to the Knicks.
Impact: With Derrick Rose (ankle) sidelined for at least a month, opportunities are going to open up throughout Detroit's backcourt. Although Brandon Knight got the first crack at replacing Rose at the point, it's Brown who played the floor general Sunday while Knight sat with a knee injury. Brown possesses a versatile skill set that makes him valuable as a placeholder at several positions, and it's likely that we'll see a lot of the Miami product as the season draws to a close.
News: Wood compiled 22 points (8-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and two steals across 33 minutes in Sunday's 96-84 loss to the Knicks.
Impact: Although the team was fighting fatigue from a back-to-back, Wood came through with another respectable stat line in the loss. Andre Drummond's departure and Blake Griffin's season-ending knee injury created the perfect storm of opportunity for the UNLV product, and he's quickly become the Pistons' most productive player. Wood is spearheading a youth movement in what is clearly a rebuilding campaign in Detroit, and his 22-point, 10.2-rebound average since taking over the starting center position is a good indicator of his future value for the franchise.
News: Brown will start Sunday's game against the Knicks, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.
Impact: With Brandon Knight (knee) limited, the Pistons will bring Brown off the bench and move him into the starting five. Brown made his return from an injury of his own Saturday night against Utah and finished with five points, five rebounds and seven assists.
News: Knight (knee) will be available Sunday against the Knicks, but he'll have a minutes limit, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.
Impact: Knight is battling a sore knee, and while he'll be available, he'll move to the bench and only be cleared for limited action. Dwane Casey did not specific how many minutes he expects Knight to play.
News: Brown (knee) produced five points (2-6 FG, 1-1 FT), seven assists and five rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench Saturday in the Pistons' 111-105 loss to the Jazz.
Impact: Brown rejoined the Pistons' rotation after missing the previous four contests with a left knee contusion. He handled what looked to be a relatively normal minutes load in his return, turning in a well-rounded stat line in the process. The Pistons appear set to proceed with Brown as their top wing off the bench moving forward, though he could get some more on-ball work in Sunday's game against the Knicks. Starting point guard Brandon Knight (hamstring) is listed as questionable for the second half of the back-to-back set.
News: Knight is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Knicks with a right hamstring strain.
Impact: A sore left knee put Knight's status in question in advance of Saturday's game against the Jazz, but he proceeded to start at point guard in the 111-105 loss, finishing with 13 points (3-9 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one block in 29 minutes. The veteran guard apparently came out of that contest with a new injury in tow, and given his shaky health history, it wouldn't be surprising if the Pistons erred on the side of caution and withheld Knight from action in the second half of the back-to-back set. If Knight is sidelined, Bruce Brown and Jordan McRae could take on most of the ball-handling responsibilities.
News: Wood poured in a career-high 30 points (13-24 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 4-6 FT) to go with 11 rebounds and two assists across 38 minutes Saturday in the Pistons' 111-105 loss to the Jazz.
Impact: In the month that has passed since the Feb. 6 trade deadline, Wood stands out as one of the clear winners. With Andre Drummond now plying his trade in Cleveland, Wood has emerged as the focal point of the Pistons offense. In the 11 games since the deadline, Wood is averaging 22.0 points, 10.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.6 three-pointers and 1.0 block in 33.8 minutes while shooting 53.4 percent from the floor and 78.1 percent from the charity stripe. He's a must-start option in every format.
News: Knight (knee) is starting Saturday's game against the Jazz, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The 28-year-old was probable with left knee soreness, so it's no surprise he'll be suiting up. Knight made his first start of the season Wednesday against the Thunder in place of Derrick Rose (ankle) and delivered 18 points, seven assists, two rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes.
News: Hall was recalled by the Pistons ahead of Saturday's game against Utah, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Impact: As expected, Hall will make his return to the NBA after a short G League stint. He's appeared in three games for the Pistons this year and is averaging 1.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 13.7 minutes.
News: Doumbouya has returned to the Pistons prior to Saturday's tilt with the Jazz, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Impact: As expected, Doumbouya is back in the NBA after a brief G League stint. Though his role with the Pistons has dwindled over the past couple weeks, he's still played at least 13 minutes in each of the past 10 games.
News: Hall is expected to return from the G League ahead of Saturday's contest against the Jazz, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Hall has found some NBA run recently, averaging 1.7 points and 3.7 rebounds across 13.7 minutes across his past three appearances. It's possible he takes the court again against the Jazz.
News: Doumbouya is expected to be back from the G League and available for Saturday's contest against the Jazz, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Doumbouya's NBA role has subsided recently, and the organization has opted to get him some G League run. However, chances are he'll still take the court for Detroit on Saturday. Across his past four NBA appearances, he's averaging 4.3 points and 2.0 rebounds.
News: Knight is probable for Saturday's contest against the Jazz due to left knee soreness.
Impact: Knight played a season-high 38 minutes during the Pistons' most recent contest, so that may be where the knee soreness is stemming from. Across the past five games, he's averaging 16.4 points, 5.4 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 26.6 minutes.
News: Brown (knee) is not on the injury report ahead of Saturday's action against the Jazz.
Impact: A bruised left knee has kept Brown on the shelf across the past four games, but he'll make his return Saturday. In February, he averaged 10.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 steal in 34.1 minutes.
News: Hall was assigned to the G League on Friday, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The 22-year-old will join the Grand Rapids Drive for its game Friday but figures to rejoin Detroit for Saturday's game against the Jazz. Hall inked his second 10-day contract with the Pistons on Tuesday.
News: Doumbouya was transferred to the G League on Friday, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Doumbouya will join the Grand Rapids Drive for its Friday game but is a good bet to rejoin the Pistons for Saturday's matchup with the Jazz. The 19-year-old is averaging 6.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 19.9 minutes at the NBA level this season.
News: Snell posted five points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block in 32 minutes Wednesday in the Pistons' 114-107 loss to the Thunder.
Impact: From a fantasy standpoint, Snell has been one of the least productive full-time starters in the NBA this season, but he's at least turned himself into a useful option in very deep leagues since the All-Star break. Through the Pistons' first six games of the second half, Snell is averaging 7.8 points, 4.2 assists, 2.5 rebounds, 1.3 three-pointers and 1.0 steals. Only the assist production looks like a major outlier based on his season-long numbers, though Snell may have a little more upside in that category than he did previously now that Reggie Jackson is with the Clippers and Derrick Rose (ankle) could be at risk of missing the rest of the season. Snell is also a perfect 28-for-28 from the charity stripe on the campaign, but he's not moving the needle much in that category much since he's getting just a half attempt per game.
News: Coach Dwane Casey said Brown (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Casey added that he thought Brown, who has missed the past four games with a left knee contusion, was going to play Wednesday, so all signs point to the 23-year-old returning Saturday against Utah. He should be considered questionable for now, with an update regarding his status likely coming closer to game time.
News: Wood (foot) went off for 29 points (12-16 FG, 5-6 3Pt), nine rebounds, three assists and one block in 39 minutes during Wednesday's 114-107 loss to the Thunder.
Impact: Wood was listed as probable for the second straight contest and gave it a go again as expected. The minor foot injury didn't appear to bother him much, as Wood could barely miss and amassed career highs in scoring, threes and minutes, though he did commit a whopping six turnovers. Assuming he's healthy enough to suit up for Saturday's matchup versus the Jazz, Wood will face off against one of the league's top defenders in Rudy Gobert.
News: McRae contributed 15 points (5-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT), three assists and two rebounds in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 114-107 loss to the Thunder.
Impact: McRae made an immediate impact in his first game with the Pistons, stepping up amid the absences of Bruce Brown (knee), Luke Kennard (knee) and Derrick Rose (ankle). While Brown could be on the verge of returning in the very near future, Kennard is expected to miss at least another week and Rose may be out for at least two weeks. As a result, McRae may be relied upon fairly heavily for at least the next handful of matchups.
News: Maker (ankle) compiled five points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 12 minutes during Wednesday's 114-107 loss to the Thunder.
Impact: Maker (ankle) returned to the rotation following a one-game absence and managed a decent stat line considering his modest minute total. Nevertheless, after reaching double figures in scoring in four of five games between Feb. 7 and Feb. 20, Maker has combined for 11 points across his last four appearances and thus can likely be avoided across most fantasy formats.
News: Doumbouya (leg) managed three points (1-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt), two rebounds and one block in 13 minutes during Wednesday's 114-107 loss to the Thunder.
Impact: Doumbouya had been listed as probable due to soreness in his lower right leg and was cleared to play as expected. The 19-year-old rookie has shown some flashes this season, but he has been held to single digits in scoring in 12 straight games and is at best a dart throw in daily formats.
News: Knight (quadriceps) had 18 points (6-15 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, two rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes during Wednesday's 114-107 loss to the Thunder.
Impact: Knight (quadriceps) had been listed as questionable but was able to give it a go. He saw heavy minutes with Bruce Brown (knee), Derrick Rose (ankle) and Luke Kennard (knee) all sidelined, and while Brown may return soon, Rose and Kennard aren't expected to be back quite as quickly. As such, Knight could continue receiving decent minutes so long as he can stay healthy. Moreover, Knight has scored in double figures in five straight games and has handed out seven assists in consecutive contests.
News: Knight (quadriceps) is starting Wednesday against the Thunder, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Knight picked up a quad injury earlier in the week but won't be forced to miss any time as a result. With Derrick Rose (ankle) unavailable, Knight will draw his first start of the season Wednesday. Over his last five games, he's averaging 12.8 points, 4.4 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 21.4 minutes.
News: Doumbouya (leg) will be available Wednesday against the Thunder.
Impact: The rookie was probable coming in, but he's been removed from the final injury report roughly 25 minutes before tip-off. Even amid several injuries and roster moves, Doumbouya hasn't been a fantasy consideration.
News: Wood (foot) will play Wednesday against Oklahoma City, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.
Impact: Wood was probable coming in with a minor foot issue, but his status was never in much doubt. He'll start at power forward alongside John Henson.
News: McRae (not injury related) will be available for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
Impact: The Pistons will waste no time getting McRae in uniform and out on the court, as he was signed just earlier in the day. In 33 appearances between Washington and Denver this season, McRae has averaged 11.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 20.8 minutes.
News: Brown (knee) is out for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
Impact: As expected, Brown will miss a fourth straight game due to a left knee contusion. Newly signed Jordan McRae will be available to help fill some of the minutes.
News: McRae was claimed off waivers by the Pistons on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: McRae has found a new home after agreeing to a buyout with the Nuggets over the weekend. He's held his own when given playing time this season, averaging 11.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists across 20.8 minutes. Given the Pistons' standing in the East, McRae could benefit from some steady run down the stretch.
News: Doumbouya (leg) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.
Impact: Doumbouya previously dealt with soreness in his lower right leg, but he'll likely be available to play against Oklahoma City. The rookie is posting a meager 4.7 points per game in his last three games off the bench.
News: Knight is listed as questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Thunder due to a strained right quad, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: While it is unclear when Knight picked up the injury, the guard's status is now in question for Wednesday's matchup with the Thunder. If he is forced to sit out, Derrick Walton, Langston Galloway and Khyri Thomas are all candidates to see extra minutes.
News: Brown (knee) is considered doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.
Impact: Brown has already missed the last three games, so he appears headed toward a fourth consecutive absence. Prior to the injury, Brown had averaged more than 34 minutes per game over his last nine appearances.
News: Maker (ankle) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: After missing Sunday's loss against the Kings due to a right ankle sprain, Maker looks to be trending in the right direction for Wednesday's contest against the Thunder. While the big man is listed as probable, make sure to keep an eye out on his status as tip-off approaches to ensure that he is in fact available.
News: Wood is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder due to a sprained right foot.
Impact: Wood played through the injury in Sunday's win over Sacramento and did not appear bothered, finishing with 20 points and 12 rebounds in 35 minutes. As of Tuesday night, Detroit is expecting to have him available again.
News: Kennard (knee) will remain out for at least another week, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.
Impact: Kennard has been able to go through limited parts of practice of late, but he's still not overly close to making his return from chronic knee soreness. On Tuesday, coach Dwane Casey said the team has pushed Kennard's timetable back, and he won't be available to make his return for another week "at the earliest." Kennard hasn't played since Dec. 21.
News: Hall signed a second 10-day contract with the Pistons on Tuesday.
Impact: Hall has appeared in each of the last three games, logging an average of 13.7 minutes, though he hasn't provided much in terms of statistical value. Regardless, the Pistons will keep him around for another 10 days, at which point they'll have to either sign him for the rest of the season or send him back to the G League.
News: An MRI on Rose's ankle returned negative, and the Pistons will re-evaluate him "in a few weeks," Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Impact: Rose landed awkwardly on his right ankle during Sunday's loss to Sacramento, and the 31-year-old is now set to miss extended time as the Pistons run out the clock on what's been a frustrating season. Rose figures to miss at least the next two-to-three weeks, at which point Detroit will have to assess whether it's worth bringing him back for the stretch run.
News: Rose (ankle) is without a timetable after exiting Sunday's game against the Kings, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.
Impact: Rose departed the game in the second quarter with what appeared to be a sprained ankle and did not return. After the game, coach Dwane Casey said Rose was no longer in a walking boot, but he declined to state how much time he expects the guard to miss. The Pistons have two off days before Wednesday's game against the Thunder, but it's relatively unlikely that Rose will be ready for that contest.
News: Mykhailiuk collected 14 points (4-11 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 39 minutes during Sunday's 106-100 loss to the Kings.
Impact: Mykhailiuk didn't shoot the ball particularly well and finished with twice as many turnovers as assists. Still, he paced the team in minutes, and until Luke Kennard (knee) rejoins the rotation Mykhailiuk can likely be expected to continue logging lots of time.
News: Knight pitched in 16 points (5-12 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven assists and three rebounds in 25 minutes during Sunday's 106-100 loss to the Kings.
Impact: Knight has reached double figures in scoring in four straight games, and he amassed a season high assist total as well. Bruce Brown (knee) was held out and Derrick Rose (ankle) exited after just nine minutes of action and didn't return. While it remains to be seen whether Brown or Rose will miss Wednesday's matchup versus the Thunder, if one or both are held out Knight would almost certainly be in line to benefit from a usage standpoint.
News: Henson produced 10 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 22 minutes during Sunday's 106-100 loss to the Kings.
Impact: Henson drew the start alongside Christian Wood (foot) with Thon Maker (ankle) sidelined. Furthermore, Henson chipped in across every category except threes and has earned at least 20 minutes in three of the last four outings. Maker may be able to return for Wednesday's tilt against the Thunder, but Henson may be in line for another serving of 20-plus minutes regardless.
News: Wood (foot) had 20 points (7-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 12 rebounds and one block in 35 minutes during Sunday's 106-100 loss to the Kings.
Impact: Wood had been listed as questionable due to a sprained right foot. However, he was able to give it a go and delivered his 11th double-double through 58 appearances this season. Moreover, Wood has amassed a double-double in six of the last nine games, and the 24-year-old big man can be expected to continue producing fantasy-friendly stat lines so long as he stays healthy going forward.
News: Rose left Sunday's game against the Kings due to a right ankle injury and is questionable to return, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.
Impact: Rose appeared to land awkwardly on the ankle during the second quarter of Sunday's game, and he immediately headed to the locker room for treatment. At this point, the severity of the injury is unclear, but it's encouraging that a return has not been ruled out.
News: Coach Dwane Casey said Wood (foot) will play Sunday against the Kings, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
Impact: Wood likely suffered the sprained right foot in Friday's win over the Suns, but the injury won't be significant enough to cost him any game action. Expect Wood to remain in the starting five for a third straight game Sunday, especially with Detroit down another big man in Thon Maker (ankle).
News: Maker (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Kings, Johnny Kane of Fox Sports Detroit reports.
Impact: Maker's sprained right ankle will keep him sidelined for the first time since late January, but the big man's role in the Detroit rotation had already been dwindling of late. Over the past two games, Maker was held under 10 minutes in both contests. Look for John Henson and Donta Hall to fill most of the minutes at center Sunday.
News: Maker has a right ankle sprain and is questionable for Sunday's game in Sacramento, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Maker didn't scored and played only eight minutes during Friday's win over the Suns, though that's presumably when he picked up the injury. The 23-year-old has totaled 14 minutes off the bench over the past two games after starting the previous six contests, so he may not see significant run even if he's available.
News: Wood has a right foot sprain and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Kings, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Wood presumably picked up the injury during Friday's win over the Suns, when he had 19 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in 35 minutes. The 24-year-old's status could be updated after Detroit's shootaround Sunday morning.
News: Brown (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Kings, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Brown will miss his third consecutive game as he continues to battle left knee soreness. The 23-year-old's next chance to take the court will be Wednesday against the Thunder.
News: Knight posted 19 points (7-14 FG, 5-11 3Pt), four assists, two rebounds and one steal across 25 minutes during Friday's 113-111 victory over the Suns.
Impact: Knight scored a season-high 19 points Friday on the back of a season-high five triples. He's played well across the past three games, averaging 16.0 points, 4.3 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 23.3 minutes. If he continues to play like this, he'll warrant some waiver wire pickups.
News: Rose posted 31 points (15-24 FG, 1-2 3Pt), four assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block across 30 minutes during Friday's 113-111 victory over the Suns.
Impact: Rose had an excellent two-way effort Friday, notably tying his season-high 31 points. It was also the first time Rose has seen at least 30 minutes since Jan. 31. Across the past three contests, he's averaging 22.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals.
News: Brown (knee) will not play in Friday's game against the Suns, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Brown will miss his second consecutive game due to knee soreness. His next chance to suit up will come Sunday versus the Kings.
News: Kennard (knees) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Suns.
Impact: Kennard was able to take some light contact in practice coming out of the All-Star break, but the Pistons have thus far been unwilling to issue a target date for the third-year wing's return to game action. Until reports surface indicating that Kennard has resumed taking part in full-contact, full-court practices, he shouldn't be viewed as day-to-day.
News: Doumbouya is probable for Friday's game against the Suns due to left knee soreness.
Impact: Doumbouya is evidently dealing with some minor soreness, though it's not expected to force him to miss any time. Expect an update closer to tipoff.
News: Brown (knee) is questionable for Friday's game against the Suns.
Impact: Brown continues to deal with left knee soreness, which is why his availability remains up in the air for Friday. His status should be updated closer to tipoff, likely following pregame activities.