Detroit Pistons: Why the Pistons Will Make the Playoffs
By Justin Lanoff: HoopStuff Writer… @jlanoff
* Note: The Heat, Pacers, Bulls, Knicks and Nets are all givens to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, but the other three spots are up for grabs and here is a prediction that the Pistons are one of those teams.
After yet another abysmal season in the Motor City, the Detroit Pistons, led by GM Joe Dumars, have completely revamped their roster. For a few years now, the Pistons have been slowly building up on young talent such as the drafting of big men, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, with hope that these moves will slowly but surely make them playoff contenders once more.
This offseason, Dumars expedited that process exceptionally, and may have transformed this lifeless Pistons team into an electrifying playoff threat.
With Maurice “Mo” Cheeks hired to replace Lawrence Frank as head coach, the Pistons quickly showed that they were going to be making headlines throughout the ...