Three Questions Heading Into the Preseason

The Detroit Pistons begin their preseason on Thursday against the Brooklyn Nets. It’s a fun time in the NBA, as basketball returns even though it is only the preseason. The preseason is a time for teams the work on building chemistry with the players that remained on the roster learn to mesh with the team’s…

POP Season Preview: Marcus Morris Stays Underrated

Marcus Morris was very quietly a good small forward last year. Morris was traded to the Pistons last offseason in a shocking move that caused a lot of trouble for the Phoenix Suns organization. Detroit drafted Stanley Johnson in the 2015 NBA Draft before they acquired Morris in the offseason, but that did not stop…

POP Season Preview: Reggie Jackson is Crucial to the Pistons Success

Reggie Jackson is the leader of the Detroit Pistons. Stan Van Gundy invested in Jackson and in his first full season as a Piston, Jackson showcased why Van Gundy would do such a thing. When Jackson signed a 5-year $80 million contract extension with the Pistons, the critics were out on him. Not many people…

POP Season Preview: Jon Leuer Got Paid for a Reason

The Pistons went into the offseason on a mission. They needed to upgrade their bench unit, specifically at backup point guard and power forward. After drafting Henry Ellenson and Michael Gbinije, Detroit attacked free agency, upgrading significantly at both spots. At point guard, they signed Ish Smith. At power forward, they inked Jon Leuer to…

POP Season Preview: How Good Can Stanley Johnson Be in Year Two?

Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons have no reason to regret selecting Stanley Johnson with the 8th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Detroit took Johnson ahead of players such as Devin Booker and Justise Winslow, something they were heavily criticized for. But as Stanley Johnson enters his second season in the NBA, there…

POP Podcast: Southwest Division

As the NBA season approaches we have and will continue to be doing division previews for all six divisions. MIke Anguilano, Noah Lofman, and myself, Aaron Johnson talked about the Southwest Division.   Image: AP/Craig Mitchelldyer  

POP Season Preview: A Year of Growth Ahead for Henry Ellenson

Entering the 2016 offseason Detroit had many gaping holes they needed to address before going into next season. With point guard Steve Blake and Anthony Tolliver becoming unrestricted free agents, Detroit needed to acquire both a backup point guard and a backup power forward. As we discussed in Michael Gbinije’s season preview, Detroit added a…