This evening’s preseason matchup between the Detroit Pistons and Oklahoma City Thunder is important for the Pistons. The Pistons’ official injury report for both teams was made public on Twitter when the Thunder took on Detroit in the Midwest.
Both Pistons supporters and experts were raving about how well Ausar Thompson fit into Detroit’s starting lineup before to the game. Coach Monty Williams disclosed the probable starting lineup for Detroit on Opening Night.
Cade Cunningham and Bojan Bogdanovic, two offensive talents for the Pistons, were out on Thursday night due to injuries, which was unfortunate for the team’s supporters. Coach Williams had mentioned at least two other players as potential starters.
Prior to the game, Mike Curtis of The Detroit News made public an injury report that included both of the versatile and dynamic small forwards. Five Pistons players were collectively designated as “out” for the team’s exhibition match against the Thunder.
“It’s funny how all these guys are injured after preseason camp and one game,” said one commenter in response to the report. “I want to see some MRIs,” he added.
Last season the Pistons won just 17 games under then-head coach Dwane Casey, who is now a member of the Pistons’ front office. The Pistons’ extreme losing mark was ten games worse than the next-worst Eastern Conference team, the Charlotte Hornets, who compiled 27 wins over the course of their NBA season in 2022-2023.
The Pistons came into Thursday night’s game with an 0-1 preseason record while the Thunder were 1-0 as the two teams battled back-and-forth in the first quarter.
Detroit and Coach Williams’ team have been keeping an eye on one performance-related concern the team has heading into Opening Night against the Heat in Miami this Halloween. Official word was not given on the long-term status of the five players injured.