On Thursday afternoon, the Detroit Pistons sent a pair of rookies to the NBA’s Developmental League.
Tony Mitchell and Peyton Siva were sent to the Pistons’ D-League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Mitchell was drafted with the 37th overall pick of the second round out of North Texas. The 6’8, 235 lb. power forward had trouble getting off of the bench because of the Pistons’ crowded frontcourt that features Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith in the starting lineup. Mitchell has played in just 10 games and is only playing 3.7 minutes per game. He’s averaged 1.1 points and 1.1 rebounds per game.
Siva starred for the Louisville Cardinals last year and helped lead them to a national championship. The Pistons took Siva with their second second round pick at the end of the round, making him the 56th overall pick. The 6’0, 185 lb. point guard has played 5.8 minutes per game in 13 games for the Pistons. He’s averaged 0.3 points, 0.6 assists and 0.6 rebounds per game.
The Pistons will be back in action Friday night when they travel to Orlando to take on the Magic.