3rd Piston This Week Set To Be Ruled Out For Rest Of Season

First Hamidou Diallo and Bojan Bogdanovic where announced as facing the possible end of their seasons due to injuries. Now the Detroit Pistons, already in full tank mode all season long, will likely be without yet another key player for the balance of the season. 

Big man Isaiah Stewart will be re-evaluated in 3-to-4 weeks after an MRI revealed a left shoulder impingement. He had previously missed four games in January due to the shoulder issue.

It'll be rehab for Stewart, who will avoid going under the knife at least. Head coach Dwane Casey laments the loss of his power forward/center.

"Disappointing, like a lot of our injuries. This is the time for those guys to get experience. But it's something that, fortunately, he doesn't have to have surgery. That's the important thing."

Stewart, in his 3rd NBA season, was averaging 11.3 points and 8.1 rebounds in 28 minutes per game in 50 contests this season.

James Wiseman will continue to pick up plenty of minutes in Stewart's absence, and Jalen Duren, once he returns from an ankle issue, will also continue to get more PT up front.

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