Jalen Duren clears up passport issue, joins Pistons in Paris

Detroit Pistons rookie Jalen Duren joined the team in Paris ahead of their matchup against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday at Accor Arena, according to James Edwards III of The Athletic.

Duren did not travel with the team on Monday to France after the 19-year-old reportedly misplaced his passport. The team was said to be working with Duren to correct the issue and arrange for him to join the team in time for the game.

His playing status for the game is not certain, though.

Duren has missed the past five games with the Pistons due to right ankle soreness but was trending toward playing on Thursday. He was spotted participating in some on-court work upon joining the team after missing practice on Tuesday.

The team hasn’t released its injury report for Thursday.

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Duren is averaging 7.7 points and 8.5 rebounds on 63.4% shooting from the field. His 332 rebounds lead all rookies and are the third-most through 39 career games in team history. He is also tied with Walker Kessler for the most double-doubles among rookies (8).


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Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire