It has been a long time since 2004.
Heck, it has been a long time since the Detroit Pistons made it to the playoffs.
And while plenty of teams find themselves in a hopeless endeavor, the Pistons at least know that a title is possible.
In fact, this team is far from a lost cause.
Here are five things that must happen in order for Detroit to get back to their rightful spot in the playoffs.