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Detroit Pistons: 3-point shooters

Despite taking 33.8 3-pointers per game (seventh-most in the league), the Detroit Pistons aren’t a good 3-point shooting team. They’re converting just 33 percent of those looks (28th in the NBA) and only boast two rotation players shooting better than 35 percent from downtown.

Those two players in question are Reggie Bullock (39.8 percent on 5.9 attempts per game) and Blake Griffin (37.3 percent on 6.3 attempts per game). Griffin’s drastic improvement in this area is commendable, but outside of him and Bullock, the Pistons are sorely lacking in floor-spacing.

With Luke Kennard back in the starting lineup, hopefully he rises through the ranks and improves his 34.2 percent shooting on 3.2 long range attempts per game. Most likely though, Detroit will need to make some moves at the trade deadline to strengthen this glaring Achilles heel.