POP 2019-2020 Season Preview: Markieff Morris Brings Toughness Off the Bench

The Detroit Pistons have been without consistent contributions from the backup big men in recent years. There have been some solid, even exciting, bench bigs, such as Anthony Tolliver and Aron Baynes, who brought hustle, IQ, and leadership behind Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond. Once that duo no longer repped Detroit’s red, white, and blue,…

POP 2019-20 Season Preview: Svi Mykhailiuk Looks To Crack Wing Rotation

Second-year pro, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, was brought over last season in the deal that saw Reggie Bullock join the Lakers for half a season. Bullock has since moved on, signing with the New York Knicks. “Svi” as he is called by most fans, is looking to stake his claim in the Pistons rotation. The 6’8″ guard/forward…

2018-2019 POP Season Preview: Shoot the Ball, Luke Kennard

Luke Kennard shot 44.3 percent from the field and a super efficient 41.5 percent from the 3-point line last season. One of the most effective scorers on the Pistons’ roster, Kennard enjoyed a promising rookie season with Detroit. Yet in his sporadic minutes played under Stan Van Gundy, I found myself talking to the TV…