Detroit Pistons: 200-1

Contemplate the Detroit Pistons if you’re looking for an Eastern Conference team that might make a significant jump up the standings.
Though 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 advent as commanding officer will add discipline and structure.
We know SVG wins where he goes and that he finds a way to be successful by matching playing style to personnel. It is him if anybody can sort out backcourt ineptitude and the mess in Detroit.
That’s not to say there will not be significant hurdles, based on Zach Lowe of“Stan Van Gundy is a top-five coach. This team will be frisky, but the Brandon Jennings–Josh Smith combination–even if they play fewer moments together–has attained’do not hope until you see them do great basketball things standing.'“
Jennings and smith are harmful commodities . Both can take their team out of games if not managed. For the Pistons to make noise, Van Gundy might have to rein both in while also getting more from the remainder of the roster–Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe particularly.
If Drummond provides Van Gundy a passable Dwight Howard impersonation (circa 2009), this group will be in company. And by business, I mean somewhere at or marginally above .500.
Let’s not get crazy.

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