The Detroit Pistons are headed into an entirely brand new era for their franchise this coming season, and they are extremely excited with the potential that they have to get back into the playoffs. They have a very talented roster to go along with new head coach Stan Van Gundy, and with a very inconsistent Eastern Conference they could be able to make some noise.It’s going to be a very competitive playoff race this season, but if Van Gundy can put everything together, they have the talent to make some noise.
They still have some work to do if they want to bring Greg Monroe back, but it doesn’t appear that Monroe will play with Josh Smith still on the roster. Even if they aren’t able to re-sign Monroe, they will still have a very good frontcourt of Smith and Andre Drummond. Drummond is the most exciting young piece on the Pistons’ roster, and they are expecting a big season out of him this year.
Detroit was expected to make a run at the playoffs last season, but they imploded due to bad coaching and a locker room issues. Smith and Monroe were upset with each other all season because of Smith’s shot selection, and those issues carried over and took a toll on the entire roster.
Van Gundy is the type of coach that knows how to demand respect and get the best out of his players, and he is going to do that this season in Detroit.
What five bold predictions can be made about the 2014-15 Pistons?