Rookie Jaden Ivey a positive for Detroit Pistons in preseason

Through two preseason video games, the Detroit Pistons have dedicated 42 turnovers in opposition to 41 assists. They’ve shot a putrid 38.8% total (together with 30% from 3-point vary). If you did not determine it out from the numbers, they’ve misplaced either one of their exhibitions. 

But the preseason is designed to determine problems. The Pistons seem to have a lot of them because the common season opener on Oct. 19 looms, however the preseason isn’t incessantly a correct preview of what’s to return.

Cade Cunningham will nearly no doubt moderate greater than his 8.5 issues according to sport so far, for instance. 

One participant off to a excellent get started is Jaden Ivey, the 5th total decide. He scored a team-high 16 issues on 6-for-9 capturing in opposition to the New York Knicks on Tuesday and adopted that with 14 issues and 6 assists in opposition to the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Opponents are already suffering along with his pace. Few defenders were in a position to stick in entrance of him, and nobody else on Detroit’s roster has been as adept at collapsing defenses as he has been.

Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado draws a charging foul from Pistons guard Jaden Ivey during the third quarter of the Pistons' 107-101 preseason loss on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, in New Orleans.

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He hasn’t been highest. Ivey became the ball over seven occasions on Friday after committing 0 turnovers in opposition to the Knicks, and he additionally shot 2-for-12 on Friday (however went 9-for-9 on the free-throw line).  

“A lot of his mistakes and turnovers are very correctable, but you can’t teach what he brings to the table,” Pistons trainer Dwane Casey stated all the way through Sunday’s observe. “His speed. I don’t know of very many people in the league who can stay in front of him. That’s a weapon. But now he’s just gotta understand crowds. If there’s a crowd there, can I get through that gap. All those things are just part of being young. He’ll figure that out quick.” 

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