Gold and Black
Jaden Ivey showing his considerable potential early in his NBA career
Saturday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, the Detroit Pistons looked the part of a young team finding their way, trying to win, but perhaps not quite ready to, losing to the middling Indiana Pacers, 124-115. The face of that very dynamic may have been Purdue product Jaden Ivey, playing in his third NBA game after the Pistons picked him sixth in this summer’s draft. The former Boilermaker guard’s elite speed, quickness and athleticism stood out on an NBA floor much the same way they did on the college hardwood, probably more so due to the pace and space of the professional game.