The six-time All-Star was able to stay healthy for most of last season, appearing in 75 games, which was his most since the 2013-2014 season. In that time he averaged a career-high 25.5 points per game to go with 7.5 rebounds. He did undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in the off-season, but did play in Detroit's first two preseason games, before missing the final three.
The Pistons open their season on the road against the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night, before hosting their home opener against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday at Little Caesars Arena. Starting point guard Reggie Jackson is dealing with lower back tightness, but is expected to play.