POP 2019-2020 Season Preview: Be Cautious with Blake Griffin

Last season you could say that the 2018-2019 season was the year of the resurgence of Detroit Pistons star forward, Blake Griffin. He displayed again why he is one of the top power forwards in the league. To say he “carried” the Pistons to NBA Playoffs would almost be an understatement. Let’s be honest, without…

Roundtable: Season Predictions for the Pistons and the Rest of the NBA

Hard to believe that I started putting together these roundtables months ago, slowly counting down each week until the regular season through clever descriptions of current events. Well, here we are on the week of the regular season. And that means it is time to put together all that we learned throughout the offseason and…

POP 2019-2020 Preview: Reggie Jackson Will Take A Step Back

Detroit Pistons starting point guard Reggie Jackson is poised for a healthy 2019-20, but will take a dip in his production. After being healthy for the 2018-19 season, Jackson had his second-best season in Detroit, putting up averages of 15.4 points, 4.2 assists, and 2.6 assists on 42.1 percent shooting and 36.9 percent from three-point…

POP 2019-2020 Season Preview: Eat Breakfast and Hit the Gym, Sekou

On May 18, 2019, just over a month before the NBA Draft, a 47° sunrise stretched over the Palais des Sports de Beaublanc in Limoges, France. The venue is home to Limoges CSP, a French LNB Pro A league basketball team. As dawn brought morning in the city, Sekou Doumbouya, the team’s 18-year-old phenom, woke…

POP 2019-2020 Season Preview: Joe Johnson and Opportunity Cost

I think everyone was a little bit confused when reports came out that Joe Johnson was working out for the Pistons. Confusion became reality when Johnson signed with Detroit. The talk was that Johnson would compete for the final spot on the Pistons’ roster, but with the way the team has talked about him, the…

POP 2019-2020 Season Preview: Derrick Rose is Actually a Piston

The Detroit Pistons brought in veteran point guard Derrick Rose during the 2019 free agency period. Better known as “D-Rose,” the three-time all-star and former NBA most valuable player finds himself on his fifth team in his 11 year NBA career. Rose had somewhat of a resurgence last season in Minnesota after looking like he…