Detroit Pistons: 200-1
Contemplate the Detroit Pistons, if you’re looking for an Eastern Conference team that might make a significant leap up the standings.
Although Detroit yields the vast majority of a roster which won only 29 games per year ago (also Jodie Meeks, D.J. Augustin and Caron Butler), Stan Van Gundy’s arrival as commanding officer will include discipline and structure.
We know SVG wins that he sees a way by fitting playing style to personnel to be successful and wherever he goes. It’s him if anybody can sort out backcourt ineptitude and the mess in Detroit.
That is not to say there won’t be major hurdles, according to Zach Lowe of Grantland.com:”Stan Van Gundy is a top-five coach. This team will be frisky, however the Brandon Jennings–Josh Smith combination–even if they play fewer minutes together–has attained’do not trust till you see them do great basketball things standing.'”
Jennings and smith are commodities that are dangerous . Both can take their staff out of games if not exactly handled. For the Pistons Van Gundy will have to rein those two in while also getting more from the remainder of the roster–Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond that is man-child particularly.
If Drummond provides Van Gundy a passable Dwight Howard impersonation (circa 2009), this group will be in business. And by company, I mean someplace at or slightly above .500.
Let’s not get crazy.
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