Brandon Knight’s first two games have been among the bright spots for the 0-2 Detroit Pistons.
The second-year NBA point guard is producing very well from that spot. He’s averaging 14 points per game although his shooting touch is 37 percent, rather so-so for a point guard. But he’s also averaging seven assists per game and 4.5 rebounds. He’s had two turnovers per game so far and one total steal, a ratio that serves as a slight negative.
He’s also averaging 34 minutes of court-time and 14 minutes of bench-time per game, which is also a ratio in his favor.
Tayshaun Prince appears ready to be a production leader, again, for the Pistons. He has 15 points per game, tops on the team. He’s shooting a respectable 45.8 percent from the floor and has six defensive boards.
Jason Maxiell is becoming a valuable contributor for the team. He’s at 13.0 points and seven rebounds a game. That’s not bad considering he’s averaging only 27 minutes per game. He’s also shooting almost 58 percent from the floor.
On the other side of the coin, Rodney Stuckey is off to a horrible shooting start. He’s only 1-of-17 from the floor. Ouch. His field goal shooting percentage is an embarrassing 0.059 percent. That’s not a typo by the way. It’s 0.059 percent. He’s averaging less than 30 minutes a game. The way he’s shooting, Stuckey shouldn’t be playing at all.
If Stuckey keeps struggling, look for Will Bynum, averaging 9.5 points per game and shooting 53.3 percent from the floor, to see more playing time. Bynum is averaging half the amount of time Stuckey is and is obviously off to a much better start.