Killian Hayes


2021-22 Rewind: Pistons bank on third-year jump from Killian Hayes

The Pistons won’t be adding a ton of new players for the 2022-23 season, but they expect a new version of their longest-tenured player: Killian Hayes. Hayes, taken with the No. 7 pick in 2020 under then-new general manager Troy Weaver, is still just 20 and showed encouraging signs in his second season’s final two months that he’s ready to flower into the player they envisioned.
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Is Killian Hayes Figuring it Out?

Entering the 2021-2022 season, the Detroit Piston faithful were hopeful for a strong sophomore campaign for second-year guard Killian Hayes. Since being selected with the number 7 overall selection, the 20 year-old has been subjected to his fair share of ups and downs through 91 NBA games. Although snakebitten by injury, for the most part, Hayes has struggled to live up to the “hype” of his draft position.

Pistons betting odds vs. Pacers: Can Killian Hayes outplay his nemesis?

Killian Hayes and the Detroit Pistons will try to get their 3rd-straight win tonight on the road against Tyrese Haliburton and the Indiana Pacers. Hayes and Haliburton will always be connected, as the Pistons chose Killian with the 7th pick and Haliburton fell to 12th, but has so far been the better player, a fact that some in Detroit may never get over.

Detroit Pistons’ patience with Killian Hayes is paying off

The refrain for Killian Hayes of the Detroit Pistons has been the same for two seasons now. “Let’s wait until he’s played 82 games before we cast judgment”. This phrase – or any other variation of the same message – has been echoed tirelessly by Killian Hayes truthers for the past two years. It’s almost become a meme at this point.

Killian Hayes goes off in Pistons’ failed tank attempt: 3 takeaways

The Detroit Pistons and OKC Thunder headlined Tankapalooza 2022 last night, with both teams trotting out lineups of backups for most of the game. Just about all of OKC’s best players are out for the season with dubious injuries and the Detroit Pistons decided to rest Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart after they played just a half a quarter.

Detroit Pistons: Killian Hayes coming into his own lately

Has Killian Hayes figured it out? The point guard exploded Friday night in Oklahoma City, scoring a career-high 26 points for the short-handed Detroit Pistons. Following head coach Dwane Casey’s decision to move him to the bench, things began to change for Hayes. The move to the bench allowed Hayes to hit the reset button, and it seems he’s regained his confidence along the way. Hayes seemed to be pressing yet very tentative at times, always looking to make a pass rather than attacking the rim.