The Detroit Pistons will be an interesting team to watch this year. They're young, exciting and they quietly improved last season. They're a team poised to make some noise in the Eastern Conference.
Of course there's also the possibility that noise won't be anything more than a small whimper. The Pistons could fail to take any steps forward and remain a have-not in the Eastern Conference.
The Pistons finished strong last year though, playing .500 basketball the last half of the season. For that reason, optimism in Motown is high for 2012-13.
Their young core of talent remains intact and they've mixed in some key veterans to balance things out. The rookies that Pistons' GM Joe Dumars acquired via the draft will also play an important role.
How much of a role is the big question. In fact, there are many questions looming as the regular season approaches.
Here are the biggest questions facing each player on the Pistons' roster.