Now that the Detroit Pistons have played 10 games, it feels like the perfect time to discuss which players are living up to expectations and who is not quite meeting the bar. This time of year is ripe for overreaction on all fronts. Despite the Pistons being openly in rebuilding mode, fans are still not quiet about their expectations for the team.
For clarity’s sake, we will not be touching on Killian Hayes again just yet. The need for patience with the second-year guard was outlined here, and before getting into the expectations fans have for him, there simply needs to be a larger sample to glean from.
Similarly, after missing most of training camp, preseason, and the first few games of the season, it is far too early to pass any sort of judgment on the number one overall pick, Cade Cunningham. Even with all of this (necessary) nuance, there is plenty to dissect about the Detroit Pistons season so far.
After the first 10 games of the season, which two Detroit Pistons have overachieved and underachieved thus far this season?
Ultimately, perspectives surrounding these things are likely to change before long. That is part of the fun of overreaction season. However, for now, there are some clear trends to take away from how some of the Detroit Pistons are playing to start the season.
Assessing those trends allows fans to adjust expectations for what their young players may grow into, as well as figure out exactly where they need to fix things to help players get back on track.