By MICHAEL SCOTTSpecial to FOXSportsDetroit.com
Its the purgatory of sports.
The Pistons aren't good enough to win an NBA title, but not bad enough to get a top draft pick.
Take a look at the history of the NBA. Most of the time, you need to be really, really bad before you get really, really good.
Just four seasons before winning the title last year, the Miami Heat won 15 games.
Four years before the Lakers won back-to-back championships, Rudy Tomjanovich and Frank Hamblen led Los Angeles to a 34-48 record.
The Celtics won the 2008 title by acquiring Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Before those mega-trades, Doc Rivers team won 24 games.
Even the dynastic Spurs scraped the bottom of the barrel first. Two seasons before Tim Duncan came to town, San Antonio was 20-62.
As difficult as these last few years have been for the Pistons, theyve never really bottomed out. Consequently, while other teams selected the likes of Blake Griffin and Anthony Davis during the past three drafts,...