NBA Summer League: Detroit Pistons’ 5 Early Standouts

NBA Summer League: The Detroit Pistons' 5 Early Standouts

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The Detroit Pistons are off to a 3-0 start in the NBA Summer League. Along with the team's success, the Pistons have had several players perform exceptionally. A few of them will have a chance to make a real impact on the team next season. Here are the top five standouts for the Pistons so far.

5. Justin Harper

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5. Justin Harper

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Justin Harper is a former second-round pick who currently plays overseas. He is a stretch forward which is becoming a valuable asset around the league. Harper is averaging 8.0 PPG so far in Summer League play. He won't be playing in Detroit next season, but his skillset could allow him to surface back in the NBA down the road.

4. DeAndre Liggins

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4. DeAndre Liggins

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The Pistons' biggest need is outside shooting, and DeAndre Liggins certainly likes to shoot from the outside. He is averaging just under 10 PPG while shooting 63 percent from behind the arc. The former Kentucky player has bounced around the league since entering it three years ago. His strong Summer League showing could open up some eyes in Detroit.

3. Tony Mitchell

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3. Tony Mitchell

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Tony Mitchell was Detroit's second pick from last season. He appeared in 21 games a year ago. His athletic talent is undeniable, but he is yet to put it all together on the basketball court. He is averaging 9.0 PPG and 4.0 RPG so far in Summer League play. Mitchell will likely spend most of next season with the Pistons' D-League team.

2. Peyton Siva

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2. Peyton Siva

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Peyton Siva had a strong finish to his rookie season, and it has carried over to Summer League play. He is currently second in the league in assists, averaging 5.0 APG. Siva will have the opportunity to be the Pistons' backup point guard this season.

1. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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1. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been the most impressive player in the entire Summer League. He is averaging 27 PPG and just under eight rebounds a game. Most importantly, he is playing much more aggressively than he did during his rookie season. If this performance is a precursor for the upcoming season, he will have a chance to crack the starting lineup.

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