Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/20/14
The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders.  There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.The Detroit Pistons are still suffering from some recent poor financial decisions made by general manager Joe Dumars that has held back the franchise (i.e. the Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva off-season along with the fact that Richard Hamilton still accounts for $5.5 million of their cap this year.)  Like the past three seasons, Detroit figures to fall short of the playoff picture.DETROIT PISTONS2011-12: 25-41, 10th in Eastern ConferencePredicted EC Finish: 10thProjected Depth Chart:C: Greg Monroe/Andre Drummond/Viacheslav KravtsovPF: Jason Maxiell/Jonas Jerebko/Charlie VillanuevaSF: Tayshaun Prince/Corey Maggette/Austin Daye/Kyle Singler/Khris MiddletonSG: Rodney Stuckey/Kim EnglishPG: Brandon Knight/Will BynumDetroit’s off-season was: fairly unev...
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