Pistons Rookies Daye and Jerebko Debut Tonight Vs Thunder

Eric YarmolukCorrespondent IOctober 30, 2009

The Detroit Pistons 2009 draft picks Austin Daye and Jonas Jerebko make their regular season NBA debut tonight when the Thunder come into the palace. Both Daye and Jerebko were suspended for game one due to altercations in the pre-season.

Both will be playing behind Villinueva and Kwame Brown, so will probably not play a huge role throughout the season, but don't overlook their talents.

Daye showed in pre-season that he can shoot well, play defense and will fight for rebounds. Averaging about 5 points per game, and had a personal pre-season high of 10 points. He showed he is capable of making that three point shot, and is getting more comfortable on the court.

Jerebko also showed that he will fight for the rebounds, and not afraid to drive it in the lane. He has the ability to pull out behind the arc as well, averaged about 6 points a game, and scored a personal high of 12 points in a pre-season game.

Don't expect them to get too many minutes tonight against Durant and the Thunder, but they will make an appearance and show their talents, like they did in pre-season.