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Report Card Grades for Detroit Pistons' 2014 Offseason so Far

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Report Card Grades for Detroit Pistons' 2014 Offseason so Far
The Pistons have spent the offseason upgrading their talent on the wings.

After five consecutive seasons without a playoff appearance and with a large number of personnel decisions to be made, there was no doubt that this was going to be a pivotal offseason for the direction of the Detroit Pistons.

After his second season as majority owner, Tom Gores wanted changes throughout the organization. Team president Joe Dumars did not have his contract renewed. Head coach Maurice Cheeks was fired in February. Interim coach John Loyer was retained only as an assistant. 

A roster shakeup was expected as well after a 29-win campaign. Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva—who was 140-254 (.355 winning percentage) as a Piston—had expiring contracts totaling $17 million. Along with that cap space, the team also had an early second-round pick in one of the deepest drafts ever to help remake the team.

The offseason is far from over, and the Pistons still have plenty of room to maneuver. But they have been one of the most active teams in the NBA since the San Antonio Spurs won Game 5—a good thing since the Pistons' last winning season came in 2007-08.

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