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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
36-17 9-1 W1
35-21 3-7 L2
31-25 5-5 W1
26-29 5-5 L1
8-46 3-7 L3

2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 16.4 7.6 46.7 1.6 3.0

Top Marcus Sasser News

  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: First double-double Thursday

    Sasser recorded 17 points (6-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two rebounds, 11 assists and two steals across 38 minutes off the bench during Thursday's 128-122 overtime victory over the Trail Blazers.

    The rookie guard played a career high in minutes, in part due to a busy trade deadline for the Pistons that left the roster with some temporary holes, and Sasser responded with his first career double-double. His role in the backcourt has been increasing, but he still looks like the fourth option in the team's new-look rotation behind Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey and deadline acquisition Quentin Grimes. Sasser's averaging 13.1 points, 4.3 assists, 2.0 threes and 1.4 boards in 20.9 minutes a game over his last eight contests while shooting 54.1 percent from the floor and 47.1 percent from beyond the arc, but that could be about his ceiling for the rest of the season.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Efficient effort off bench Friday

    Sasser provided 21 points (8-10 FG, 5-6 3Pt), one rebound and two assists over 20 minutes off the bench during Friday's 136-125 loss to the Clippers.

    Sasser's five made three-pointers tied his season high as he reached 20 points for the second time in his last five games and the fourth time in 2023-24. The 25th overall pick in the 2023 Draft has already shown he has NBA-caliber range on his shot, shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc this season, and Sasser's usage and fantasy value could get a boost if Alec Burks gets shipped out by the trade deadline.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Scores 12 points in limited minutes

    Sasser registered 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt), two rebounds and four assists over 19 minutes during Sunday's 120-104 victory over the Thunder.

    Sasser was forced to embrace a bigger role off the bench but made the most of it, and he finished with a solid stat line despite logging just 19 minutes. Sasser has seen his minutes go up and down this season, but he could be in line for a significant role when the Pistons take on the Cavaliers on Wednesday due to Detroit's lack of backcourt depth.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Surpasses 20 points as top scorer

    Sasser posted 23 points (9-17 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), one rebound, three assists and one steal over 26 minutes during Monday's 122-113 loss to Milwaukee.

    Sasser led all Pistons in scoring and shots made while adding a trio of assists over just 26 minutes off the bench. Sasser posted his second-highest point total of the year, behind only a 26-point outing he tallied against Milwaukee on Nov. 8. Sasser has recorded at least 20 points and three assists in two games while surpassing the 20-point mark in three contests.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Plays 19 minutes in loss

    Sasser ended with two points (0-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal in 19 minutes during Tuesday's 131-110 loss to Sacramento.

    Sasser played his most minutes since Dec. 18, but he failed to make any of his four field-goal attempts. The rookie held a consistent role to begin the campaign, posting 8.3 points, 2.9 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 18.5 minutes across the first 20 games, but he's been out of the regular rotation since. With Cade Cunningham (knee) set to miss about a week, Sasser could see an elevated role again.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Plays 17 minutes in loss

    Sasser racked up 11 points (4-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal over 17 minutes during Friday's 124-92 loss to the 76ers.

    Sasser has fallen out of the rotation of late, notching a DNP on Monday and averaging just five minutes over the past three contests in which he's played. However, with the Pistons getting blown out and on their way to a 22nd straight defeat Friday, the rookie point guard got a little more run and made the most of the opportunity with a perfect 4-for-4 performance from the field en route to his first double-digit scoring effort of December. Sasser has shown flashes of potential this season, but it's been hard for him to carve out a consistent role with Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes and Jaden Ivey ahead of him at point guard.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Nears double-double Wednesday

    Sasser ended Wednesday's 133-107 loss to the Lakers with nine points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, eight assists, one block and two steals across 28 minutes.

    The eight dimes were a season high for Sasser, the 25th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. While he's third on the depth chart at point guard behind Cade Cunningham and Killian Hayes, the rookie has played more than 20 minutes in three of the last five games as Detroit keeps getting blown out, creating opportunities for Sasser to get some extra run. He's generally taking advantage -- through 14 games in November, he's averaging 9.2 points, 3.4 assists, 1.9 boards, 1.3 threes and 0.9 steals in 21.1 minutes a contest, and he could be an intriguing fantasy option if injuries hit the Pistons backcourt.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Produces nine points

    Sasser notched nine points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt), one rebound, six assists and one steal over 21 minutes during Sunday's 142-113 loss to Toronto.

    This was a nice bounce-back performance for Sasser after he scored a combined six points in his previous two contests. However, the Pistons are finally getting healthier, and it sounds like Killian Hayes (shoulder) is expected to return Monday against Denver, so it won't be easy for Sasser to keep his minutes up.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Season-best outing off bench

    Sasser finished Wednesday's 120-118 loss to the Bucks with 26 points (11-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal across 28 minutes.

    Sasser provided a big spark off the Pistons bench, connecting on a team-high mark from three while finishing on the team in scoring. Sasser posted his highest scoring total over the first nine games, having tallied 20 or more points in two of his last three outings.

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  • Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Goes for 22 points off bench

    Sasser finished with 22 points (9-16 FG, 4-6 3Pt), three rebounds, four assists and one steal across 30 minutes during Sunday's 120-106 loss to the Suns.

    Sasser is an intriguing prospect who could make an impact sooner than later, but he has been forced to settle with limited minutes off the bench to begin the season. He looked impressive in this one, and when factoring in the team's offensive struggles, it wouldn't be shocking if Sasser sees an uptick in minutes and a slightly bigger role in the Pistons' upcoming games, beginning with Monday's matchup against the Warriors.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Age: 23
School: Houston
Experience: R