Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 4/14/14
Detroit Pistons: Season Grades and Analysis By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… Record: 29-52, 11th in the East Analysis: Where have the ‘Bad Boys’ of the 1980s gone? The closest Detroit fans will come to reliving the Pistons’ heyday this year is the ESPN ’30 for 30’ documentary on those 80s teams scheduled to air this week. This year’s team was just bad and not in a good way. Heck, where was the defensive scrappiness that led the 2004 team to a championship title over the Lakers? If they gave out awards for worst executive of the year Joe Dumars would be at the top of the list for yet more head scratching signings this offseason including bringing in Josh Smith at four years/$54 million and giving $8 million a year to Brandon Jennings when no one else in the market was bidding at that rate for his services. Smith, playing out of position at small forward, never meshed with Andre Drummond or Greg Monroe and put up the worst statistical shooting season of his career, shoot...
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