Detroit has all the time been a soccer metropolis, regardless of how good or unhealthy the Lions occur to be enjoying. However the Pistons have been probably the most profitable groups within the NBA throughout two totally different eras, successful a championship within the late 80s after which once more within the mid-2000s. However powerful instances have fallen on the as soon as proud franchise, they usually as soon as once more discover themselves within the basement of the present NBA standings.
At 2-11, The Detroit Pistons Are At The Backside Of The NBA Standings
The Detroit Pistons have now misplaced 10 video games in a row.
The final time they misplaced 10 video games consectutivley was in March of 2015.
I didn’t assume I’d be scripting this in 12 months 4 of the ‘Restoration’.
— Jack Kelly (@jack_kelly_313) November 18, 2023
There have been gentle expectations coming into the season, or not less than some hope for noticeable enchancment. The projected beginning line up was filled with former first spherical picks, and was headed by Cade Cunningham, who the Pistons made the primary general decide within the 2021 Draft. And whereas the 6 foot, 6 inch Cunningham is averaging a profession excessive 21.1 factors up to now by way of 13 video games, he hasn’t seemed just like the elite prospect that he was billed to be.
Whereas he has seen some enchancment on his three-point shot, Cunningham continues to be taking pictures 29.6% from deep. He has proven to be extraordinarily careless with the basketball, main the NBA in turnovers with 11 greater than the participant with the following highest whole (Luka Dončić at 53).
Stacked With Younger Expertise, However Unable To Put The Items Collectively
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) November 18, 2023
It isn’t simply Cunningham. The Pistons as a crew flip the ball over greater than anybody else, they foul essentially the most, and rating the Fifth-fewest factors of any crew within the NBA. Their 3-point share ranks 18th general.
It isn’t as if they’re devoid of expertise. 4 of the 5 listed starters have been chosen inside the top-10 of their respective drafts, they usually have Marvin Bagley and James Wiseman on their squad as effectively, each of whom have been former 2nd general picks who did not pan out with their unique groups.
Until the Pistons have some sort of miracle flip round, this shall be yet one more season so as to add to the rising futility of the franchise. They’ve completed within the backside 5 of the Jap Convention in each season since 2009-10 besides for 2, once they certified for the playoffs because the eighth seed. They did not win a single recreation in both of these collection, that means that the Pistons haven’t received a playoff recreation since 2008.