Earlier this summer, Jonas Jerebko expressed his belief that the Pistons are good enough to be a playoff team. Apparently at Pistons Media Day Monday, he upped that ante and was joined by Rodney Stuckey in his assessment. Via Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:
Jonas Jerebko and Rodney Stuckey said if the #Pistons don’t make the playoffs then the season is a failure
— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) October 1, 2012
I’ve written before, I don’t think the playoffs are completely out of the question, but I also wouldn’t call the season a failure if they don’t get there. The fact is much of the rest of the Eastern Conference improved as well. It’s conceivable that the Pistons could win about the same percentage of games they did last season and still show improvement. As a fan, obviously, I’m as ready as anyone to see a playoff team and I think if everything goes right, they could get there.. As a realist, I’m trying to temper those expectations just a tad.