Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe: Pistons could push .500 mark next season

Sports Illustrated’s Zach Lowe is a fan of the Pistons potentially hiring Lawrence Frank and he expects the returning players to play better next season:

This is not to oversell Frank. The Pistons could hire Red Auerbach and sign Phil Jackson as his lead assistant, and they aren’t doing anything next season but sneaking into one of the final two or three playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. But this team should win more than 30 games, and it should be far more competitive defensively next season. Given some effort and development of Detroit’s young guys (Austin Daye, Jonas Jerebko and Monroe), this team could push .500 next season. That’s a start.

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