After months of speculation and reported mutual interest between the Detroit Pistons and Marvin Bagley III, Pistons GM Troy Weaver was finally able to get his man on the day of the NBA trade deadline. Tonight, he suits up for the first time for the Pistons. Taken with the second overall selection in the 2018 draft, Bagley has struggled to carve out a consistent role in the league due to injury and perhaps franchise incompetence. Prior to Thursdays trade, the former Duke Blue Devil had only been able to suit-up in 148 of 282 Sacramento games. Now in his fourth year as a pro, the notoriety that comes with being the second pick has all but faded Justin Robinson Jersey, the time is now for Bagley to show how he can contribute to winning basketball. While there are plenty deficiencies within the 22 year-olds game, the arrival Bagley is a welcomed addition to a team that lacks front court size. With the current state of the Pistons roster, Bagleys physical profile and skillset helps this team from day one. In this piece, Ill delve into three aspects of Marvin Bagley IIIs game which help the team from the moment he steps onto the court. Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images Pick and Roll Threat Upon finding out about the Bagley trade, without even looking at the numbers, my initial thoughts were that the roster now FINALLY has a decent pick-and-roll partner to pair with the teams young guards. Per NBA.com, Detroit ranks in the bottom-7 for points per possession on pick and roll play-types. While some of the poor execution is due to inconsistent shooting from the teams ball handlers, the absence of an effective roll-man has resulted in some ugly possessions. Detroit currently rolls out two of the leagues most inefficient roll-men in the league in Kelly Olynyk and Isaiah Stewart. Both players currently rank in the bottom 20th percentile of the league as pick-and-roll partners https://www.dpprostore.com/Chris_Smith_Jersey-31, with Olynyk having the least efficient season of his career.
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