Pistons Get Unfortunate Update on Marvin Bagley's Hand Injury

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Detroit Pistons have received an unfortunate update on big man Marvin Bagely's hand injury.
The Detroit Pistons have received an unfortunate update on big man Marvin Bagely's hand injury. / (AP Photo/Randall Benton)

The last-place Detroit Pistons are struggling to remain competitive following Cade Cunningham's season-ending surgery. Detroit picked up another injury concern on Monday after big man Marvin Bagley III was forced to leave Monday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a hand problem.

The latest update on Bagley is disappointing news for the Pistons.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the fifth-year pro is expected to miss "extended time" due to his right hand issue. Additional evaluation is needed to determine the extent of the injury, which should provide a clearer picture on his potential return timeline.

This is unfortunate news for everyone involved. Bagley's experienced a minor resurgence in Detroit after struggling to close his stint with the Sacramento Kings. He's averaging a solid 10.6 points and 5.9 rebounds over 21.3 minutes per game this season, emerging as a key part of the Pistons' frontcourt with 13 starts in 25 appearances.

Now it remains to be seen if Bagely's hand injury requires surgery. Even if it doesn't, it sounds like Dwane Casey will be down a featured part of his big man rotation for the foreseeable future. His absence likely opens up additional minutes for rookie Jalen Duren and Isaiah Stewart in a suddenly very thin frontcourt.

The Pistons are currenly tied for the worst mark to win the title at +50000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA championship odds.

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