The Detroit Pistons are heading into the 2019 offseason looking to build on their success from last year, and these are their main 3 goals to do that.
The Detroit Pistons are heading into the 2019 offseason looking to build on the success they had last season. They’ll be looking to clear some cap space while adding better players to play alongside power forward Blake Griffin.
They will also be hoping to nail their first-round draft pick, as there are a number of guys that should be available at 15th overall that would likely contribute or start for them right away next season.
Detroit finished 41-41 in their first season under head coach Dwane Casey behind Griffin making third-team All-NBA, and they’ll want to push further up in the Eastern Conference. It’s a very real possibility with how much of a dogfight happened for the final three playoff spots.
There were only three games that separated teams six through 10, and the Pistons were smack in the middle. Nailing this offseason will help push them higher up.
Detroit’s management will have to get a little creative to make some of these moves happen, but they have made some decent moves since they took over from Stan Van Gundy. Getting Thon Maker, who played significant minutes in the playoffs for a former first-round pick in Stanley Johnson who they didn’t want to re-sign this offseason was just the start. Let’s look at their blueprint for the next few months.