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Should the Detroit Pistons keep Saben Lee, Carsen Edwards or neither?

The Detroit Pistons will be busy this offseason trying to acquire talent in the Draft and free agency but also figuring out what to do with their own guys. They auditioned a lot of back-of-the-bench guys this season with varying degrees of success, including second-year player Saben Lee and Carsen Edwards, who signed a two-year deal (more on that in a minute) with Detroit late in the season.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Comes close to double-double

Lee had 11 points (1-4 FG, 9-12 FT), two rebounds, eight assists and one steal across 32 minutes during Sunday's 118-106 loss to Philadelphia. Lee had a rough game from the field, but he accounted for the majority of his points from the charity stripe. He scored 11 points in each of his last three appearances and ends the year with averages of 5.6 points, 2.9 assists and 2.4 rebounds across 16.3 minutes per contest.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Unavailable Sunday

Lee won't play Sunday against the Pacers, as he's been assigned to the G League. Lee registered a double-double during Friday's win over the Thunder, but he won't be available Sunday. In his absence, recently signed Carsen Edwards figures to see an increased role behind starting guards Killian Hayes and Frank Jackson.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Explodes for season-high 40 points

Lee recorded 40 points (11-23 FG, 5-14 3Pt, 7-7 FT), seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 122-111 win over the Delaware Blue Coats. After scoring just 16 points in his last contest, Lee exploded for a season-high 40 in Motor City's rematch with Delaware. Across 18 appearances with the Cruise, the 22-year-old is averaging 24.6 points, 6.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 36.3 minutes per game.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Scores game-high 29 points

Lee produced 29 points (8-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-7 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and three steals in 36 minutes during Thursday's 115-113 loss to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Lee scored at least 25 points for a third consecutive contest. He also tied his season high with eight rebounds and registered at least three steals for the seventh time this season.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: All-around production in loss

Lee tallied 16 points (5-11 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven assists, seven rebounds and four steals in 37 minutes during Sunday's 125-118 loss to the Delaware Blue Coats. Lee finished with at least 15 points, seven assists and seven rebounds for the first time all season. He also tied his season high with four steals, a mark he's reached four times.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Sent to G League

The Pistons assigned Lee to the G League's Motor City Cruise on Tuesday. Lee has held down a role in the Detroit rotation over the past three games, averaging 8.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.7 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per contest during that stretch. The Pistons were without at least one of Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes and Cory Joseph for each of those contests, however, and with the trio expected to be available for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Lee may not have a path to minutes if he rejoins the NBA team.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Seven assists, three steals in win

Lee recorded 12 points (4-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), one rebound, seven assists and three steals across 21 minutes during Thursday's 134-120 win over the Magic. Lee had his best game in more than two months, taking advantage of what was a favorable situation. Both Jerami Grant and Cade Cunningham were out with injury, while Killian Hayes lasted just 11 minutes before leaving due to a head knock. In the past, Lee has certainly flashed an element of upside, something the Pistons may want to explore a little more down the stretch. With that being said, they continue to roll with Cory Joseph in the starting lineup for some reason, limiting the opportunities for players like Lee. For now, simply add him to your watchlist in case he lands an expanded role to close the season.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Drops 31 in win

Lee totaled 31 points (11-22 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 5-7 FT), three rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in Tuesday's 126-120 win over the Cleveland Charge. Lee found his stroke Tuesday night, leading the team in scoring on 50.0 percent shooting from the field. The guard is averaging 24.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 2.5 steals in 36.8 minutes through 13 G League games.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Assigned to G League

Lee was assigned to the G League's Motor City Cruise on Friday, Lauren L. Williams of MLive.com reports. Lee hasn't made an appearance at the NBA level since Feb. 11, so he'll presumably get extended minutes during his stint in the G League. Across 11 appearances with the Motor City Cruise, the 22-year-old is averaging 25.3 points, 7.0 assists and 4.8 rebounds in 37.3 minutes per game.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Drops 37 in loss

Lee recorded 37 points (15-28 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one block in Sunday's 113-109 loss to Long Island. Lee was the game leader in the loss, shooting an excellent 53.6 from the field and scoring at least 20 for the eighth time in 10 games. The rookie is averaging 27.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists in 37.3 minutes through 10 games.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Back with NBA club

Lee was recalled from the G League by the Pistons on Thursday. Lee has appeared in only one NBA game in February and will rejoin the Pistons ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Cavaliers. The 2020 second-round pick has averaged only 5.3 minutes in his past four NBA contests, and he's unlikley to have a major role versus Cleveland.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Recalled from G League

Lee was recalled from the G League by the Pistons on Thursday, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports. Lee will return to the NBA club with the team a bit short-handed due to injuries and trade departures. He'll provide backcourt depth Thursday versus Memphis with Cade Cunningham (hip) unlikely to suit up.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Another 30-point effort

Lee totaled 30 points (10-18 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds and three assists in Saturday's 117-101 win over Long Island. Lee has been on absolute fire through six games since being sent to the G League, scoring over 20 in all of them and over 30 in four. The guard is averaging 29.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 7.2 assists in 37.3 minutes in this half.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Drops 38 in win

Lee produced 38 points (13-24 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 7-8 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists and one steal in Friday's 127-124 win over College Park. Lee paced the scoring in Friday's close win, hitting 54.2 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the charity stripe. Since rejoining the Cruise, the guard has been sensational and should continue being a key piece moving forward.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Double-double in win

Lee totaled 23 points (6-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 7-9 FT), five rebounds, 14 assists, one steal and two blocks in Tuesday's 118-104 win over the Lakeland Magic. Lee tied for a team-high in points and led the game in assists en route to his first second-half double-double. The rookie has been dominant in his G League return, averaging 26.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 8.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocks in 36.9 minutes through four games.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Stuffs stat sheet in loss

Lee recorded 31 points (12-25 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 5-9 FT), three rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks in Wednesday's 123-116 loss to Raptors 905. Lee had another stellar G League game, producing back-to-back 30 point games and contributing in every ancillary category. However, the guard did have his struggles, turning the ball over five times and shooting 12.5 percent from beyond the arc.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Totals 32 points in loss

Lee recorded 32 points (10-20 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-7 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks in Monday's 122-111 loss to Grand Rapids. Lee was dominant on his return to the G League, leading the game in points, rebounds and blocks. This was the guard's first game for the Cruise in the second half, but he will see all the minutes he can handle while down.
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Pistons' Saben Lee: Heads to G League

The Pistons assigned Lee to the G League's Motor City Cruise on Monday. Lee will presumably suit up for Motor City in its game Monday against the Grand Rapids Gold, but look for him to rejoin the Pistons ahead of their next matchup Tuesday versus the Nuggets. The second-year player fell out of the rotation in Sunday's 117-111 loss to Denver, with Cory Joseph and Killian Hayes covering all the minutes at point guard.
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