Fan favorite, Ish Smith, is missed in Detroit. His easy-going personality and contagious smile encouraged fans just as much as his steely determination did when he sprinted across the floor hungry for a basket. Can Derrick Rose take his place as a fan favorite?
Ish would post the occasional 20-point game one lightning flash down the court at a time, perhaps a short step back here and there. I loved how he thrived in his second chair role, supporting Reggie Jackson and pulling his weight when his number was called.
Averaging nearly 10 more points per game and possessing lofty championship aspirations, Rose takes Smith’s spot in the hearts and minds of Pistons fans.