Which Detroit Pistons players will break out in 2022-23?

Free Press sports activities writers resolution the burning questions and make predictions concerning the Detroit Pistons and the 2022-23 NBA season:

Omari Sankofa II

Optimistic, glass half-full view of rebuild and this season: Cade Cunningham makes a sophomore bounce and receives robust All-Star attention, Jaden Ivey has an encouraging rookie season and the supporting younger players meet expectancies. The Pistons win between 32-38 video games — the candy spot for development hype for the longer term and nonetheless being in the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes. 

Pessimistic, glass half-empty view: Cunningham seems extra like a 2d banana than franchise participant, and Saddiq Bey, Killian Hayes and Isaiah Stewart stagnate. Pistons fail to crack 30 wins, making the 2023 draft a make-or-break for the long-term well being of the rebuild. 

Breakout participant: Stewart. He’s already one of the most NBA’s higher bigs at switching defensively. If his 3-point capturing is professional, he’s going to be most sensible 3 at the roster in mins performed. 

Leading scorer, issues in line with recreation: Cunningham, 22.7. 

Most prone to be traded via cut-off date: Alec Burks. His 3-point capturing can assist any contender and his contract ($10 million each and every for this season and subsequent) will have to be movable. 

Play-in event? Record and end in East: They’ll omit the play-in and end with a 31-51 document, thirteenth in the East.

Conference finals East and West: Milwaukee over Boston; L.A. Clippers over Denver.

NBA Finals: L.A. Clippers over Milwaukee in seven.

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