GM Joe Dumars made a variety of moves to acquire young, athletic players this offseason—some with problematic histories. He's put himself on the line by betting that their talent will overcome those red flags and questions, and the hope is that they will become excellent on-court fits. Regardless, the Pistons are a team to watch in 2013-14.
Granland's Zach Lowe explained why NBA fans are so interested in this Pistons team:
The Pistons are the NBA’s new League Pass darling. Everyone wants to see the Andre Drummond dunk fest, and how three guys who need the ball — Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith, and Greg Monroe — will coexist in lineups that will struggle for spacing. The Pistons have somehow become the most captivating non-contender while acquiring two big-money players most fans seem to find frustrating more than anything else.
Nobody knows what to expect from the Pistons, and that is what makes them so captivating. And even if they aren't successful, at least people will be watching.