The Detroit Pistons enter the NBA off-season with plenty of salary cap flexibility. That doesn’t mean they should overpay average talent and throw ridiculous contract offers out this summer like they did in 2009 when they kill their cap space on Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva. The goal this off-season; improve the roster but be smart about it.
Detroit Pistons (29-53 last year)
2012-13 Season Summary:
After years of being one of the dominant teams in the Eastern Conference, the Detroit Pistons are mired in a four year slump in which they haven’t come close to sniffing the post-season. Things are slowly starting to look up though.
There were some positives for the Pistons; most notably the play of rookie Andre Drummond who has the makings of being a steal at the ninth overall pick. The big man was banged up a bit but looks like he can be a defensive presence in the paint. He and Greg Monroe appear to be a formidable frontcourt duo for years to come. Kyle Singler also played p...