It appears I was wrong.
There will, in fact, be basketball this season.
Starting last year, I had been telling you to plan for a cancelled season due to the fact that the owners had all the leverage and the players were delusional.
Well, cooler heads prevailed, and there will likely be a season that will begin on Christmas Day this year.
That was the ugly part. Now comes the fun part.
Beginning on Dec. 5, teams will likely be allowed to start negotiating with free agents.
There is an extensive list of restricted and unrestricted free agents. Additionally, teams will be given an amnesty clause that will allow them to dump one terrible contract and not have it affect their salary cap number. We can only guess who those players will be, but there are some prime candidates out there (I'm looking at you, Rashard Lewis).
As a result, a free agent crop that was relatively light on star power could be bolstered by some new blood.
But that is for another article (stay tuned).
For now, we will be focusing on five players that are free agents that should be considered by our Detroit Pistons.