I freely admit that, to non-Pistons fans, the team has been no picnic to watch the last few seasons. They’ve been one of the slowest teams in the league, they haven’t featured any players who provide the type of individual highlights that typically attract fans from other NBA cities to watch or at least be intrigued by lottery teams and the team has been full of pricey veterans who have either been malcontents, under-performed their big contracts or both. So I’m guessing those are the memories Andrew Unterberger had in mind when he ranked the Pistons 30th on his list of most watchable teams on League Pass this season:
30. Detroit Pistons (Last Year: #27)
Yeah, I was talking about the Pistons up there. You could probably argue that all that stuff — mostly the lottery trio of Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight and Andre Drummond –means they should be a couple slots higher, but eh. It’s still the Pistons, a team that hasn’t been relevant in five seasons and wasn’t all that much fun even when they were good. If they prove that last season’s second-half surge was legit, then they can easily climb higher, but this team has been too lousy for too long to just be “entertainingly young” anymore.
I have a feeling that if highlights like this, this and this continue into the season, the Pistons will be considered one of the more fun young teams to watch by the end of the season, even if they aren’t winning that much.
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