Pistons’ Saddiq Bey earns Eastern Conference player of week honors

Saddiq Bey is the second Pistons rookie to win the award, following Kelly…

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Rod Beard
 
| The Detroit News

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Dwane Casey on Pistons’ youngsters Bey and Doumbouya

Pistons coach Dwane Casey says rookie Saddiq Bey has a good basketball IQ and second-year player Sekou Doumbouya is excellent at running the floor.

The Detroit News

Pistons rookie Saddiq Bey had a week for himself.

The NBA took notice, too.

Bey was named the Eastern Conference player of the week, posting 17.8 points and 5.5 rebounds and helping the Pistons to three wins, their best week of the season. He’s the second Pistons rookie to win the award, following Kelly Tripucka in 1982.

The excellent week for Bey included shooting 70% (16-of-23) on 3-pointers and 71% (25-of-35) overall from the field. Bey made all seven of his 3-pointers against the Boston Celtics on Friday, en route to a career-best 30 points.

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