Detroit Pistons’ record slips into rut of last four seasons


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Me at the Detroit Free Press:

For months, the 2013-14 Pistons could at least claim progress from the last four years, the dismal John Kuester-Lawrence Frank seasons.

No more.

Their winning percentage (.373) has slipped below Frank’s first season (.379). If the Pistons lose their next two games — the expected outcome at the Phoenix Suns and at the Los Angeles Clippers — it also will drop below Kuester’s second season (.366).

This isn’t rock bottom. It’s just more of the same.

The Pistons have turned stale. What was supposed to be an athletic and intriguing mix of talent has two defining characteristics: bad shots and scrambled defense. Even the promise of Andre Drummond has taken a back seat to all the losing.

Tags: Andre Drummond Brandon Jennings Greg Monroe John Kuester John Loyer Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Kyle Singler Lawrence Frank Maurice Cheeks Michael Curry