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15. Peyton Siva
The Pistons have four veterans on the roster who spend at least some of their time at point guard, so it's not surprising that rookie Peyton Siva has barely seen the court this season.
He's struggled in his limited playing time, with just two points and two assists while turning the ball over 10 times. He has shown some promise on the defensive end, tallying five rebounds and three steals.
14. Tony Mitchell
After a promising preseason, Tony Mitchell has played less than any Piston in the early going, with just 21 minutes in seven appearances.
Over half of his playing time came in the Nov. 11 game against the Golden State Warriors when Mitchell tallied 13 minutes. He finished the game with three points, three rebounds and an assist without turning the ball over. Solid performances like that when he does get on the court will help him earn more playing time in the future.
13. Luigi Datome
The Pistons signed Italian forward Luigi Datome in the offseason to be a sharpshooter off the bench. Unfortunately, he has been unable to find his outside touch in the early season.
Datome has started the season shooting just 20 percent from behind the arc, well below the 39.4 percent he shot his final season in Italy. His inability to knock down shots has seemingly been the reason for his recent cut in minutes; Datome has played a total of seven minutes in the past nine games.
12. Josh Harrellson
Josh Harrellson didn't play a single minute in the first eight games of the season, but he hasn't had a DNP since Nov. 19 against the New York Knicks and should continue to see minutes as the team's third center.
When Harrellson is in the game, he brings an element to the Pistons that their other centers don't have: a three-point shot. Nearly half the field goals he has taken this season have been from behind the arc, and he has made 5-of-11 so far in the early season.
After Andre Drummond picked up an early third foul against the Chicago Bulls, Harrellson came into the game and had 10 points, five rebounds, three blocks and two assists in 13 minutes. More performances like that will help Harrellson get more consistent playing time in the future.
11. Charlie Villanueva
Charlie Villanueva has seen very inconsistent playing time to begin the season, but he's been a very effective offensive player when he has gotten on the court. He's averaged nearly five points in less than eight minutes per game and has a PER above 20, albeit in a limited sample size.
The high point of his season thus far was a two-game stretch at the end of November against the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks. Villanueva scored a combined 20 points on 8-of-17 shooting in 25 minutes in the two games, both Pistons wins.