Preview 2022/23 | Pistons are now ready to grow

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The EuroBasket section is now closed, USA Basketball The franchise of the upcoming NBA season continues the traditional presentation of the franchise. Remember, like every year, this year takes the form of a countdown, from the worst record in the league to our favorite champion title.

Today, it’s time to talk about pistonsThe restructuring project took on a new dimension with the arrival of talented and promising young people. Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren in draft. from them lottery selectionsthey land in an ideal place for their development as the competition outside and inside is not fierce. In this environment where the youth have seized power, there will be room for one for the other, for this reason, to draw the minutes…

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Unlike Jalen Duren, who is probably behind Isaiah Stewart in the hierarchy of pivots, we can also expect Jaden Ivey to start from behind alongside a particular team. Cade Cunningham. the (super) star in the making of this team that has become go to man Resigned from Detroit since Jerami Grant’s transfer to Portland. And who will he base his (poor) hopes on for the Michigan franchise this season.

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Because make no mistake about it: apart from the (big) surprise, despite its recent arrival Bojan BogdanovicIt’s clear that Dwane Casey’s men are not destined to play after April in this Eastern Conference, which continues to intensify over time. Thus, for Mr. Sadik, Marvin Bagley III, Killian Hayes and others, the main goal will be to continue to lay the foundations for their potentially bright future by making significant progress in the game.

SUMMER MOVEMENTS

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Arrival Jaden Ivey (Draft), Jalen Duren (Draft), Bojan Bogdanovic (Jazz), Kemba Walker (Knicks), Nerlens Noel (Knicks), Alec Burks (Knicks), Kevin Knox (Hawks), Buddy Boeheim
Departure : Jerami Grant (Blazers), Kemba Walker (buy?), Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee (Jazz), Frank Jackson (Suns), Luka Garza (Wolves), Carsen Edwards (Fenerbahce), Jamorko Pickett

ACTOR TO WATCH: CADE CUNNINGHAM

Cade Cunningham, the first pick of the 2021 Draft and the author of a contrasting but promising rookie year, said that his NBA career was in World War II. It is preparing to attack the year with a strengthened status on the field. With the departure of Jerami Grant, this young man is indeed looking for a player who will be the undisputed and undisputed new offensive leader of the Pistons and who can finally pull them up and back into the playoffs.

As complete as possible, the “combo guard”, who celebrates his 21st birthday today, will have to improve on his shots, particularly in shot selection and decision making with the ball, in order to hope to cross a course individually. Because last season he often sinned in the following areas: 42% of the overall appeal (top 20 worst in the league), 31% behind the arc (sixth lowest in the league), with 3.7 turnovers per game (sixth highest average in the league) ).

So if Cade Cunningham manages to reduce a few wastes of his game while confirming the progress he’s made at the end of the last regular season, Detroit has a good chance of doing better than the 14th place in fiscal 2021/22. Especially if Saddiq Bey, Jaden Ivey, Marvin Bagley III, Killian Hayes, Isaiah Stewart and other Jalen Duren are also developing as expected…

Average age: 25 years old
Payroll: $122.1 million (28th)

IDEAL SCENARIO

With Cade Cunningham on the court, an excellent relay from Dwane Casey, the Pistons play exciting basketball to say the least. This is a symbol of local revival: Jaden Ivey, whose amazing play in particular made him a favorite for the Rookie of the Year award.

In the workforce, behind backcourt owner Cunningham / Ivey, the roles begin to be assimilated by (almost) everyone. From the second offensive option and relentless worker Saddiq Bey to Killian Hayes, the metronome Marvin Bagley III, the soldier Isaiah Stewart, and the very athletic Jalen Duren move on to an increasingly solid defense. Even veterans Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel and Cory Joseph contribute effectively and do not regret their leaders for keeping them in office. swap impassefor the good of the group.

As a result, if Detroit still hasn’t made the playoffs, the 30-win threshold has been reached for the first time since fiscal 2018/19, and the fundamentals for this restructuring are finally consolidating. A good omen for the future of this historic team, which will become almost attractive again…

WORST SCENARIO

As the mainstays of Dwane Casey’s rotation have only one to four years of seniority in the legs, it’s not surprising to see these inexperienced Pistons settle outside of the Top 8 or even the Top despite themselves. As a result, another uneventful season for the Michigan franchise is fast approaching.

In the alternating current, Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren are having a completely ordinary rookie year of ups and downs, while Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey, despite their occasional high-class performances, don’t yet have the shoulders to carry an entire team. lower. As for the contribution of Marvin Bagley III, Isaiah Stewart or Killian Hayes, it is again limited and sporadic.

Former Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel and Cory Joseph, whose presence is expected to stabilize and reassure young teammates, are sadly often crouching in the infirmary. Thus, they force their leaders to leave them. swap impasse and leaving Detroit by its youngsters, who are admittedly talented but too green to be better than one of the three worst records in the East. That means a fourth consecutive pick in the Top 10 of the Draft.

WESTERN CONFERENCE
15-Thunder 14- Spurs 13-Jazz 12-Rockets 11th – …
10 – … 9 – … 8 – … 7 – … 6 – …
5 – … 4 – … 3 – … 2 – … one – …
EASTERN CONFERENCE
15 – Spell 14 – Pacers 13 – pistons 12 – … 11th – …
10 – … 9 – … 8 – … 7 – … 6 – …
5 – … 4 – … 3 – … 2 – … one – …

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