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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
15-6 8-2 W2
11-8 5-5 W2
11-9 7-3 W1
7-14 3-7 W2
2-18 0-10 L17

2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 11.1 5.4 64.9 3.2 0.3

Top James Wiseman News

  • Pistons' James Wiseman: Operates as primary backup

    Wiseman ended Monday's 126-107 loss to the Wizards with eight points (3-4 FG, 2-4 FT) and four rebounds over nine minutes.

    With Jalen Duren reclaiming his spot in the starting lineup, coach Monty Williams had a decision to make regarding his backup center. Marvin Bagley had clearly moved ahead of Wiseman to start the campaign, but the former didn't see any action Monday while the latter was solid in limited work. It's unclear if this was a permanent move, but either way, both Bagley and Wiseman won't have significant fantasy value as long as Duren is healthy.

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  • Pistons' James Wiseman: Season-best performance

    Wiseman totaled 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and one assist over 14 minutes during Tuesday's 126-120 loss to the Hawks.

    Wiseman posted a season-high 11 points while matching his most minutes played. The 22-year-old was needed to combat the size of Atlanta's frontcourt, especially with Jalen Duren (ankle) still out. Injury woes in Detroit have not led to relevant production from Wiseman, so he remains off most fantasy radars.

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  • Pistons' James Wiseman: Held scoreless against Warriors

    Wiseman notched zero points (0-3 FG) and three rebounds in 11 minutes during Monday's 120-109 loss to the Warriors.

    Jalen Duren missed Monday's game with an ankle injury, but he's believed to be day-to-day. Wiseman is clearly out of favor in Detroit right now, as Marvin Bagley was given the bulk of Duren's minutes.

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  • Pistons' James Wiseman: Will be available Monday

    Wiseman (finger) is available for Monday's matchup against the Thunder.

    As expected, Wiseman has been upgraded from probable to available and will suit up Monday. However, the 2020 first-round pick hasn't seen any playing time through Detroit's first three regular-season games. Isaiah Stewart (35.0 minutes per game), Jalen Duren (33.3) and Marvin Bagley (14.7) have dominated the Pistons' frontcourt minutes thus far.

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  • Pistons' James Wiseman: Probable Monday

    Wiseman (finger) is probable for Monday's game against the Thunder due to a left digit sprain.

    It's unclear whether Wiseman is dealing with a finger or toe injury, but he'll likely be able to suit up against Oklahoma City. However, his status shouldn't impact the Pistons' rotation.

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  • Pistons' James Wiseman: Poor outing off bench Friday

    Wiseman racked up four points (2-5 FG), three rebounds, an assist and a block across 10 minutes off the bench in Friday's 114-104 preseason loss to the Mavericks.

    Wiseman spent the preseason battling with Marvin Bagley for the role of backup center behind Jalen Duren, but a couple of uninspiring performances made him lose ground in that race. Wiseman is expected to see limited minutes off the bench once the regular season begins next week.

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  • Pistons' James Wiseman: Double-doubles off bench

    Wiseman finished with 20 points (8-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block across 23 minutes off the bench in Thursday's 128-125 preseason win over the Thunder.

    Wiseman is competing for the backup center role with Marvin Bagley, and the former certainly made a strong impression by outscoring the latter Thursday -- Bagley finished with nine points, seven rebounds and two assists across 21 minutes. Wiseman is making a strong case to earn valuable minutes off the bench behind Jalen Duren (ankle), but his fantasy value will presumably be limited as long as he's a backup.

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  • Pistons' James Wiseman: Competing for backup minutes

    Coach Monty Williams said Wednesday that Wiseman and Marvin Bagley are competing to serve as Jalen Duren's backup, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    It's no surprise that Duren will be operating as the starting center, but Williams suggested that there will likely be room in the rotation for only one of Wiseman or Bagley. Wiseman's role increased after being traded from the Warriors to the Pistons last year, as he averaged 12.7 points and 8.1 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per game over 24 appearances with Detroit, but it sounds as though he could have more trouble finding consistent playing time under his new head coach.

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  • Pistons' James Wiseman: Double-doubles in summer opener

    Wiseman posted 16 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3pt, 3-6 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 26 minutes of Saturday's 89-78 Summer League win over Orlando.

    Wiseman was dominant on the interior, grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds (four offensive) while rejecting a pair of shots and finished with a positive 20 plus-minus in the win. After attempting just 0.4 three-pointers per game last season, Wiseman spent a lot of time on the perimeter Saturday, hucking up three triples and connecting on one of them. Though the 2020 No. 2 overall pick has had a rough transition to the NBA, he's oozing with talent and should remain a key contributor for the Pistons this summer.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-11, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Nashville, TN
Age: 22
School: Memphis
Experience: 2