While the Detroit Pistons have had a disappointing start to their 2013-14 campaign, falling multiple games below .500, so has seemingly the entire Eastern Conference.
Only the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks and maybe the Chicago Bulls (depending on MRI results) have emerged from the pack so far. So while the Pistons have struggled, there is plenty of time to right the ship.
That being said, there have definitely been players who have performed better than others in the early going. Coach Maurice Cheeks certainly will need to continue adjusting his rotation to get this group humming properly.
The individual grades are based on expectations for each player coming into the 2013-14 season, not how they rate in comparison to their teammates or even the rest of the league. A role player who outperforms expectations will grade highly, whereas a starter who has seen his performance dip will grade poorly.
*All statistics compiled from NBA.com and are accurate as of Friday, Nov. 22 unless otherwise noted.