Shawn Windsor: No, Pistons rookie Killian Hayes is not a bust. Up close, he is so much more.
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Detroit Free Press

DETROIT — As much as the television screen likes basketball, a few things remain lost in translation. Size, for one. Not that Killian Hayes stands out among the giants on an NBA court. Still, he’s 6 feet 5 with a long reach, especially for his position. Speed, for another. Though Hayes isn’t an outlier here, either. Change of speed, however, is one of the traits that makes the Detroit Pistons rookie guard so tantalizing a player. What’s lost more than anything is the velocity of passing, which isn’t something you often think about until you see, say, LeBron James in person, and you can almost …

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