Sekou Doumbouya under threat!


After an interesting rookie season, Sekou Doumbouya failed to take a step forward with the Pistons for his sophomore campaign. Detroit would have already ruled on him, and that does not bode well for the Frenchman.

While the Pistons have been struggling for a few seasons, the franchise hopes that Cade Cunningham’s draft will return to center stage. To this, we must add our French Killian Hayes, who will form a very attractive duo on paper with the number 1 of the 2021 vintage. Another name to follow? Saddiq Bey, author of 12.2 points average as a rookie.

No doubt, Detroit has a young core on which to rely for the future. Among them, we can even add Sekou Doumbouya, who had a successful rookie campaign with a few flashes during the month of January 2020. Since? It’s more complicated.

The big performances are rare for the interior, which is struggling to convince his coach. His playing time is down, as are his stats: 5.1 points and 2.6 rebounds for his second NBA campaign. So inevitably, the front office begins to ask questions for the future, and Sekou is clearly not immune.

In his recent article, Chris Fedor discusses the future of Cleveland, which seeks to seize opportunities in the market. The journalist speaks of players available with the Grizzlies, but also with the Pistons. This is where the name of Doumbouya leaked, he who could pay for the surplus of contracts present in Michigan.

Keep an eye on Detroit and Memphis. Both teams have too many guaranteed contracts. The Grizzlies could let Dillon Brooks and Kyle Anderson go for a good price. The Pistons could exchange Jahlil Okafor or the 15th pick of the 2019 draft, Sekou Doumbouya.

Nothing is done for Sekou, especially since it will still be necessary to convince the Pistons to give up the French. We feel that it is playable, at least against the right counterpart. It is still too early to say, but we should know more by the start of training camp.

After two seasons with the Pistons, Sekou Doumbouya could know a second team in the NBA for his third year. Departure in sight for the French, who could take the opportunity to revive with a significant playing time. This is what we wish him.


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