Can the New-Look Detroit Pistons Contend in the Eastern Conference?
They started off big, signing Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon. Then they went off on a trade to pick up Fabricio Oberto from the San Antonio Spurs.
In the draft, they picked up forwards Austin Daye, Jonas Jerebko, and DaJuan Summers, who are all proving themselves in the NBA Summer League that they can compete with the big boys.
Joe Dumars signed John Kuester as the new head coach after not being able to come to an agreement financially with Avery Johnson. Then, most recently, they signing center Chris Wilcox from New York Knicks.
So with all of these additions, the Pistons go from being one of the oldest teams in the league to one of the youngest, and once again have a deep bench like they did a couple years ago. It is also very questionable of what the starting lineup is going to be.
The Pistons have a very talented squad, with a lot of scoring threats, but not much defense. Which basically will make us the Phoenix Suns of the East. So there should be a lot of excitement, and a lot of scoring being done this season for the Pistons.
Well, start with Boston. Being able to capture Rasheed Wallace and putting him behind Kevin Garnett gave the Celtics a huge boost and will make them a threat to any team.
The Cavs added Shaq. With the big man and LeBron, it is hard to think of any team that can contend with them.
The Pistons may still have a little bit of rebuilding to do, but they’ll have a chance to make a run to the finals with all the scoring threats they have.
It will be a tough run, and a very exciting season, and hopefully Kuester and the Pistons can bring home a championship within the next couple years.
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