Livers was already facing a battle for playing time in Detroit’s frontcourt, and this latest setback won’t help his position on the depth chart. With the team’s opener set for October 25, Livers could miss a month or more of the regular season.
After being limited to 19 games as a rookie because of a stress fracture in his foot, the 25-year-old became a regular part of the Pistons’ rotation last season, playing 23.1 minutes per night in 52 games and making 22 starts. He averaged 6.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per night while shooting 41.7% from the field and 36.5% from three-point range.
A second-round pick in 2021, Livers is making $1.8MM in the final season of his three-year contract. He will be eligible for restricted free agency next summer.