Pistons rookie Sekou Doumbouya detonates dunk on Tristan Thompson, stares him down (video)

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It’s not all bad news for the Pistons.

As Blake Griffin prepared for and underwent potentially season-ending surgery, rookie Sekou Doumbouya moved into the starting lineup.

The No. 15 pick in last year’s draft, Doumbouya is averaging 13 points and seven rebounds per game in four starts. He has made 58% of his 2-pointers in that span. Though he has shot just 31% on 3-pointers, he’s comfortable enough beyond the arc to launch four triples per game.

Simply, Doumbouya, who just turned 19, has shown flashes of why I rated him No. 7 on my draft board.

None have been more impressive than this devastating dunk – and stare-down! – on Tristan Thompson in Detroit’s win over the Cavaliers last night.