POP 2021-2022 Season Review: The Guards

Cade Cunningham The consensus number one pick in what may very well go down as one of the best drafts in NBA history, all Cade Cunningham did as a rookie was finish the season with averages of 17.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game, numbers matched by only five other rookies ever. Here’s…

Motor City Cruise Offer Development, Opportunity to Youthful Franchise

Entering the first year of a rebuild, or as the Detroit Pistons would call it, a “restoration”, the fourth-youngest franchise in the league opted out of participating in the 2020-21 NBA G League season. Looking back at it, that decision was likely a mistake. Young players on the roster such as Sekou Doumbouya, Saben Lee,…

POP 2021-2022 Positional Preview: The Guards

There are a lot of questions about the Pistons guards that need to be answered this season. What will Cunningham’s role on this team look like in his rookie year? Can Hayes take the necessary leap as a scorer and shooter to pair him alongside Cunningham long-term? Can Saben Lee or Cory Joseph be counted…

How Troy Weaver Erased a Decade of Depressing Detroit Basketball

The 2010’s will always be remembered as a low point in the history of the Detroit Pistons. It was a decade that saw the Palace of Auburn Hills, one of the NBA’s most packed and beloved arenas during the mid-2000’s, become a deserted venue – fans were no longer interested in a team that had…

4 Questions the Pistons must Address During the Preseason

“PISTONS FANS! GET UP ON YOUR FEET! IT’S TIME TO MEET AND GREET, THE BALLERS, THAT REPRESENT YOUR DEEETROIIITT PISTONS!” is the sound that public address announcer John Mason will have ringing throughout an empty Little Caesars Arena on December 11 as the Pistons host the New York Knicks to begin their four-game preseason of…

Detroit Pistons Reconstruct Roster with Wild NBA Draft Night

New GM Troy Weaver made his own stamp on the team Wednesday night with a flurry of activity in the long-awaited 2020 NBA Draft. By the time the dust settled, the Pistons took part in three trades and reshaped their roster to get younger and more athletic. So the obvious question, how’d he do?  Well,…