Kyle Singler Has Been Bright Spot For Disappointing Detroit Pistons Team

By John Raffel
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons have now lost 18 straight games to the Chicago Bulls although that streak nearly ended on Sunday.

The Pistons lost 95-94 to the Bulls, who were fortunate to win this one. But for a 24-50 Pistons team that probably won’t even win 30 games, March ended as poorly as it started. Detroit won one game the entire month.

But with eight games left on the schedule, rookie Kyle Singler is trying to rally his teammates to salvage something out of the remaining NBA contests.

“We have to come together as a group and just fight through it,” he said after a loss last week. “Things will get better, but tonight we didn’t come together and we let things separate. It only got worse and worse.”

“We didn’t execute our defense the way we wanted. On offense we turned the ball over and gave them easy transition points. They hit some threes in transition, too. It just wasn’t our defensive scheme, it was also our offense.”

It would seem like it’s been a frustrating season for Singler, but he’s received extensive playing time as a starter and has shown signs of promise. But not all the time.

Against the Bulls, he played for  27 minutes and was 3-of-4 from the floor and scored eight points while bringing down six rebounds.

Singler is averaging 28.9 minutes, nine points, four rebounds and one assist per game. He’s shooting 43 percent from the floor.

It’s been a season of promise for Singler. But it’s been a season of disappointment for the Pistons.

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