Pistons vs. Wizards: Detroit will test better play against a better opponent

Washington is so far led by interesting young players in Deni Avdija and Rui Hachimura, has some local products we’re always keen to see (well, at least one of them if you dogged about the rivalry between Spartans and Wolverines) in Cassius Winston and Moritz Wagner, and maybe will play its stars in Bradley Beal and newly acquired Russell Westbrook.

Since we saw some of the good, the bad and the ugly in Pistons play, let’s point out some trends, the continuation of which could be expected due to the nature of tonight’s opponent.

We need to admit that for a team with only one currently recognized three point sniper (Svi), we’re able to make cute use of a spaced floor (even though, there are times when it isn’t that pretty ).

And since Wizards’ bigs also have flaws defending inside, we could see more of Jahlil utilizing his trademark footwork to end such a nice play by entire team (it was called a walk, but it was the ref who was bad and ugly here).

The matchups between Sekou and Saddiq vs. Hachimura and Avdija would be particularly interesting, and there’s a possibility they will face each other somewhere in the game tonight as coaches try out different rotations.

Washington Wizards (0-1) Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal, Deni Avdija, Rui Hachimura, Thomas Bryant

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