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Pistons displeased with Monty Williams’ handling of Jaden Ivey

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The Detroit Pistons find themselves in a situation of discontent as concerns arise over the playing time and utilization of point guard Jaden Ivey under the coaching tenure of Monty Williams.

Ivey, the No. 5 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, has seen a notable decline in opportunities compared to his rookie season.

During the current season, Ivey is averaging 11.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 22.7 minutes per game— a significant drop from his rookie stats of 16.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.2 assists in 31.1 minutes per game.

Last season, Ivey started in 73 out of 74 games, showcasing his potential as a key player for the Pistons. However, the current season has seen Ivey’s appearances limited to just 5 out of 15 games.

According to Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, tension is building among Detroit decision-makers regarding Ivey’s inconsistent role under Williams, who signed a lucrative five-year, $78.5 million contract in the offseason. Pistons faithful online have also expressed their dissatisfaction.

The situation has prompted speculation about potential trade inquiries for Ivey from rival front offices. Teams may explore the possibility of acquiring the talented 21-year-old point guard.

The Pistons, facing a losing streak extended by the Knicks to 16 games, may encounter increased interest from teams seeking to capitalize on Ivey’s potential.

Notably, during the 2022 NBA Draft, several teams, including the Knicks, reportedly attempted to trade up to acquire Ivey even after the Pistons had officially made the pick.

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