Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 2/13/13
So here we are a little more than half way thru the 2012-2013 NBA season and with the All-Star break coming up I’d like to take this time to take a look at the current state of Pistons basketball. Right from the get go I’m not going to sugar coat it, Detroit isn’t close to the playoffs in a relatively weak Eastern Conference. Sure the East has the defending champion Miami Heat but the West features teams currently out of the playoffs that would walk over the bottom seeds in the East which includes the Pistons. But a big issue for Detroit is since trading Chauncey Billups (what seems like a decade ago now) the Pistons have been without an identity. They don’t score (ranked 19th in scoring), they don’t defend all that well, (but are better than almost half of the teams ranking in at 14) and they don’t share the ball averaging 20 assists a game (ranked 24th in the Association). Detroit is also about middle of the pack shooting the basketball but in turn they’re one of the worst free th...
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