They are the Extremely Angry Young Men. The nickname is not official yet, but it is the one Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva ran by assistant coach Charles Klask.
The name seems to fit the bench players who have made the Pistons a tougher team to beat. They are fueled by finally getting a chance to play after being thrown in "The Box" by Pistons coach Lawrence Frank. The box is the end of the bench, out of sight and out of mind, where playing time is scarce but coveted.
Will Bynum, Austin Daye and Villanueva all escaped The Box. Guard Rodney Stuckey gave up his starting spot.
Eh. I don’t really love it. We all knew a bench name was coming. It’s definitely no Alternatorz, but it’s probably better than my idea: The Jects, considering the bench features four rejects and a project.
My biggest objection with Extremely Angry Young Men is that it leaves out Andre Drummond, who’s not really angry at all. (Plus, I’m not sure Will Bynum is young.) Now, if Drummond moves into the starting lineup that would solve a lot of problems, and I could overlook Bynum’s age.