Detroit Pistons Dealt a Major Blow Losing Jerami Grant For At Least Six Weeks

The Detroit Pistons were dealt a 
major blow when they learned that leading scorer Jerami Grant would be shut down for a minimum of six weeks with a sprain to the UCL ligament in his right thumb, suffered during the first quarter of a loss to the lowly New Orleans Pelicans Friday night.

As of now, Grant is set to be re-evaluated by the team in six weeks so the Pistons could be without the emerging star for an extended period if Grant does suffer any setbacks in his rehab. It’s also worth noting that Grant is right-handed so even once he is cleared to play again, it may take some time before his shot is falling as it has been in the past few weeks.

Through 24 games this season Grant leads the Pistons with 20.1 points per game shooting 41.4% from the field and 33.1% from downtown, numbers just shy of his breakout campaign last year. It is worth noting that the slight dip in production can be directly attributed to his slightly reduced usage rate from last season and the emergence of rookie phenom Cade Cunningham who will now have at least six weeks to carve out a niche as the leader on the last-place Pistons squad.

One benefit of a 4-21 record so far this season is that the Pistons will likely get another high pick in this upcoming draft and they will be hoping to add another young star to complement the promising core that has already been assembled.

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