Detroit Pistons: 5 Things We Learned from the Pistons' Preseason

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Detroit Pistons: 5 Things We Learned from the Pistons' Preseason
Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE
Will the Pistons show fight this season?

What a difference a year makes.

Last year at this time, the Detroit Pistons were trying to learn a new defensive scheme, implemented by a new head coach, and hampered by a dramatically shortened training camp and just two preseason games that were, in reality, glorified scrimmages.

After such a tumultuous and abbreviated camp, a 4-20 start to the season wasn't that difficult to believe.  But when the Pistons finished the season on an extended .500 run and drafted the intriguing Andre Drummond to boot, the cliched "wait 'til next year" line started to gain credibility.

This year, with a full camp and preseason schedule, with a year of coach Lawrence Frank's schemes under their belts and coming off that 21-21 run, the Pistons' preseason deserves meaningful scrutiny for the first time in many years.

And meaningful scrutiny is what you will get when you read on.

What can we glean from the now-completed Pistons' preseason?

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