UPDATE #3: Andre Drummond will play off the bench tonight and Thon Maker will start. This is an odd development, so I can’t say I recommend Drummond with 100% confidence.
Thon Maker will start in place of Andre Drummond, who missed shootaround this morning. #Pistons.— Vince_Ells56 (@Vincent_Ellis56) December 23, 2019
Apparently Drummond missed shootaround so this could be a benching of sorts. Drumm would be a risky GPP play on DK given his high price.
UPDATE #2: Griffin and Rose will be available to play tonight vs. the Sixers, as well as Wood, who was probable. Bruce Brown has been ruled out.
UPDATE: Pistons coach Dwane Casey told reporters Griffin and Rose will try to play Monday night vs. the Sixers.
So it appears Detroit will have close to a full rotation tonight against Philly. Casey didn’t mention any kind of restrictions, but he also didn’t confirm that both will absolutely play. With Kennard out, Rose is a candidate to start if he’s good to go.
Detroit Pistons PF/C Blake Griffin (flu) is listed as questionable for Monday night’s game vs. the Philadelphia 76ers. SG Luke Kennard (knee) is being listed as out. PG Derrick Rose (knee) is probable.
#Pistons' Luke Kennard is OUT tonight against Philly. Blake Griffin (flu) and Bruce Brown (calf) are questionable. Christian Wood and Derrick Rose are probable. Merry Chrysler!— James Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) December 23, 2019
Christian Wood (knee) is also probable to return to the lineup for the Pistons. While Bruce Brown also popped up on the injury report with a calf issue and is questionable. With Kennard out and Brown questionable, we could see Rose enter the starting lineup. Wood is a candidate to replace Griffin, but it will more than likely be Markieff Morris in the starting five. Wood should see some more minutes if he isn’t restricted and Griffin is ruled out. If Brown is sidelined, Langston Galloway and Tim Frazier pick up more minutes and usage in the backcourt.