Entering Summer League play, the Detroit Pistons have begun their rebuilding process, headlined by drafting UCONN center Andre Drummond. With this pick, along with the other talent they have assembled in recent years, Detroit has a promising nucleus to help climb their way out of the NBA's basement.
Looking at the Summer League, this is where most of the unproven players for the Pistons have an opportunity to shine. While the NBA's best will be playing together in the London Olympics, those looking to make it into the league will be trying to make a statement as well.
Something particularly interesting about the Pistons' summer roster: it is made up of mostly rookies. Only Austin Daye, Vernon Macklin and Brandon Knight have NBA experience for the team, making it a rather important summer for a number of young players.
As we go forward, we will look at each man on the roster as well as the biggest selling points for each player. We will also look at what the team, as a whole, has to look forward to.