The Detroit Pistons went 4-1 in Summer League this year. Bruce Brown emerged as the teams best Summer League player and will earn some playing time next season for the Pistons. Here are some of the takeaways from the Detroit Pistons Summer League team.
Bruce Brown steps up
Bruce Brown stepped up his game this summer. In the four games he played in, Brown averaged 15.5 points, eight rebounds, and 8.3 assists per game. Brown led the Summer League in assist per game. The Pistons won all four games he played in as well. While Brown shot looked much improved, shooting 41 percent from the field, his three-point shot needs more work. He shot 2-10 from three-point land this summer. With teams keying on Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin, Brown must keep on improving his shot. If Brown can have a decent three-point shooting, his spot on the rotation would be his to lose. But Brown showed an excellent all-around game this summer and looks ready to take the next step in his career.
Mykhailiuk and Thomas can shoot
Both Sviastoslav Mykhailiuk and Khyri Thomas shot pretty good three-point percentages in Summer League. Svi shot 36 percent, and Thomas shot 43 percent from three. Also, Thomas averaged 13 points per game and Svi 12.8 points per game. If both guys can shoot like this in training camp, they could earn spots on the rotation for the Pistons. The Pistons need floor spacers badly, to give Drummond and Griffin room to work.
Matt Costello could be backup center
Matt Costello averaged 13.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in Summer League for the Pistons. He shot 57 percent from the field and showed the ability to post up and score. Along with Costello ability to post up, he showed an improved three-point shot, hitting 3 three’s in one game. With a good training camp, Costello could land the backup center job bases off what he did in this Summer.