Detroit Pistons: 200-1


Contemplate the Detroit Pistons, if you’re looking for an Eastern Conference team which may make a significant jump up the standings.
Although Detroit returns the great majority of a roster that won only 29 games a year ago (also Jodie Meeks, D.J. Augustin and Caron Butler), Stan Van Gundy’s advent as commanding officer will add discipline and structure.
We understand SVG wins that he finds a way by fitting playing style to succeed and wherever he goes. It is him, if anybody can sort out the jumble and backcourt ineptitude in Detroit.
That’s not to say there will not be major hurdles, according to Zach Lowe of Grantland.com:”Stan Van Gundy is a top-five coach. This group will probably be frisky, but the Brandon Jennings–Josh Smith mix –even if they play fewer moments together–has reached’don’t hope until you see them do great basketball things standing.'”
Smith and Jennings are commodities . Both can shoot their team out of games if not managed. For the Pistons to make noise, Van Gundy will need to rein those two while also getting more from the remainder of the roster–Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond that is man-child in particular.
If Drummond gives Van Gundy a passable Dwight Howard impersonation (circa 2009), this group will be in business. And by company, I mean above .500.
Let’s not get crazy.

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