The Pistons are getting closer to having all of their players out of the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Cory Joseph, the last remaining player in isolation, exited the protocols and is working his way back to playing with the team. Isaiah Stewart also left protocols this week and joined the team in Charlotte, though he was not cleared to play in Wednesday’s game.
Stewart and Joseph are designated as “return to competition conditioning” on the injury report, which requires 48 hours to clear. Stewart could clear in time for Thursday’s game in Memphis, though Joseph probably wouldn’t. If everything goes well, Joseph might be more likely to play Saturday against the Orlando Magic at Little Caesars Arena.
The Pistons had eight players in protocols, but six — Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes, Josh Jackson, Trey Lyles, Saben Lee and Rodney McGruder — returned to the roster for Monday’s win at Milwaukee.