The Pistons might become a fashionable pick, even if Tracy McGrady isn’t a factor. Detroit has talented players — it just needs some of them to step up and stop underperforming (looking at you, Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva). The Pistons are a bit young. But if point guards Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum perform well, their defense gives effort and if Joe Dumars can resolve the Tayshaun Prince situation, they could find themselves in the playoff picture.
So, that’s the good news. The bad news – unless you’re like LeBron James and keeping a list of everyone who slights you – is the Pistons didn’t get any actual votes for Team Turnaround. (But they got one for Team Turmoil.)