Grading the PistonPowered preseason predictions

The PistonPowered staff wrote back in October:

Dan Feldman Patrick Hayes Brady Fredericksen J.M. Poulard Jameson Draper
Most Valuable Player LeBron James LeBron James Kevin Durant Kevin Durant LeBron James
Rookie of the Year Victor Oladipo Kelly Olynyk Cody Zeller Victor Oladipo Victor Oladipo
Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard Andre Drummond Andre Igoudala Dwight Howard LeBron James
Sixth Man of the Year Tyreke Evans Jarrett Jack Andrei Kirilenko Jamal Crawford Jarrett Jack
Most Improved Player John Wall Tristan Thompson Tobias Harris Tristan Thompson Tristan Thompson
NBA Champion Heat Heat Heat Bulls Heat
West Winner Clippers Clippers Thunder Clippers Rockets
Pistons’ playoff seed? 6th 5th 7th 7th 7th
Pistons’ top player Andre Drummond Andre Drummond Josh Smith Greg Monroe Josh Smith
Pistons’ top rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Luigi Datome Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Pistons’ top defender Josh Smith Andre Drummond Andre Drummond Josh Smith Josh Smith
Pistons top bench player Rodney Stuckey Will Bynum Rodney Stuckey Rodney Stuckey Luigi Datome
Pistons’ most improved player Andre Drummond Andre Drummond Andre Drummond Andre Drummond Andre Drummond
Pistons’ wins 43 46 41 42 44
Pistons season ends… First round First round First round First round First round

Before you read any further, I just want to assure you that we are all aware that it’s acknowledged that a lotttt of Pistons Koolaid was apparently consumed during the writing and creation of those season predictions. These are scored in colors because colors make it less painful to re-read. Green is worth 1.0 point and means good for you, while yellow is worth 0.5 points and means you weren’t crazy. Finally, red represents nothing and can range from completely “what the hell were you thinking?” to completely “you sad, sad little man.”

So, the results out of 15 possible points:

  1. Dan Feldman — 8.0
  2. Brady Fredericksen — 6.5 points
  3. J.M. Poulard — 6.0 points
  4. Patrick Hayes — 5.0 points
  5. Jameson Draper — 4.0 points

Yikes… that’s about as much of a bummer as the Pistons themselves were this year.


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