Detroit Pistons Team Preview

My thoughts exactly Andre Drummond.

Last Seasons Record – 39-43 (9th)

This Seasons Record – 42-40


I have absolutely no idea how this season is going to play out for the Detroit Pistons. Like zero, they could make the playoffs, or they could win 25 games. What’s their identity? Who do they wanna be? How do they wanna play? All of these things will hopefully be answered sooner rather than later because if not, I feel so bad for my dear friend Dwayne Casey. Are we sure Blake Griffin is good? Well, we will find out this season, if Blake can return to form and if he wants to even be in Detroit.

Key Additions and Subtractions 

Sheesh! What an ugly roster. Seriously I don’t think the Pistons made any significant moves this offseason. Wait, I lied. They added Zaza Pachulia! Just what a bunch of misfits, we all know they acquired Blake Griffin and shipped of Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic. This was halfway through the season, so Pistons fans haven’t even gotten the full Blake Griffin experience yet. Whether that’s a good thing or not still remains undecided. The NBA is going small, fast and if you can’t shoot it, take a hike. Well, it seems the Pistons are doing the exact opposite. Their identity is “big,” with Andre Drummond and Griffin being the focal points. Drummond says that he has added an outside shot to his repertoire, but I simply need to see this in games to believe it.

Year Long Question – Will Blake Griffin be a Monstar? 

So here’s the thing. I honestly think Blake Griffin wants to quit basketball and become a comedian, I’m not joking. Blake was born for Hollywood, and now he lives in Detroit. He is the reverse 8 Mile. So now that Space Jam 2 is a go, we need to decide who is going to be our new Monstars. Blake is chomping at the bit for this role. This season for the Pistons isn’t going to be exciting (sorry) so if they have a Monstar, they could really use this to their advantage. As a fan of the NBA, we all want the Detroit Pistons to return to form, but this just isn’t the roster for the job.

Fan Mindset

Like I said in the opening. Who are they? I feel like they are a bunch of big dudes, pretending to be small dudes disguised as big dudes. The makeup of this roster is just a disguise and Dwayne Casey needs to figure out how it works. I’m not even sure fans of this team know what to expect. They wanna play big, but the league is going small. They don’t really have any standout long-range shooters, yet the league relies more on the 3 point shot than ever. The more I think about it, the more I’m leaning to this just being a disastrous season for the Pistons. Blake Griffin will just not fit with this organization.

Bold Predictions, Sponsored By Nate – Blake gets “injured” and wants out.

I’m telling you this right now. Detroit fans, you can hate me all you want. Blake Griffin does not want to play for your team and he certainly does not want to live in your city. Nothing against Motor City, but it’s just not Blake’s style. He is so used to being an LA boy, and that lifestyle is something that latched itself onto him like a symbiote. Now if things get off to a rocky start, and Blake is unhappy, I can see him going down with an “injury” and asks for a trade. Maybe I’m wrong about this Blake situation, but I don’t see this marriage lasting very long. Yes, he is owed so much money, but it’s time to piss or get off the pot if your the Detriot Pistons.

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