Pistons Swingman Won’t Return This Season

The Detroit Pistons have announced that 4th-year swingman Hamidou Diallo will miss the rest of the season due to a fracture in his finger. 

Diallo has been out for seven games after suffering the injury on March 9th, and now will shut it down for the year. 

The 23-year-old was following up his breakout season of 2020-21 with another strong year, averaging 11 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals on a career-high 49.6% shooting. He started 29 games for Pistons, and as noted by Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press, has really established himself as a spark plug and a slasher. 

During a particularly hot stretch in January, Saddiq Bey said of Diallo, “He’s playing at an All-Star level right now. He’s very confident and no matter what happens, make or miss, he’s going to stay aggressive. We need that for sure.” 

Diallo is on a two-year, $10.4M contract, with the Pistons having a team option for next season. 

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