Detroit Pistons tank update: Lottery odds after the first month

Detroit Pistons Sekou Doumbouya. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons Sekou Doumbouya. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

If you hopped onto Twitter, you’d think the Detroit Pistons were a good team based on how the fans are interacting.

I’ve never seen fans so happy to lose four games in a week, but that is the case right now for fans from the Motor City.

The Detroit Pistons are finally rebuilding and are seemingly doing it the right way. They found some talent in the draft, hit a home run in free agency with Jerami Grant and are losing competitive games with the young guys earning minutes.

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You couldn’t ask for much more out of a rebuild, and once the Pistons finally trade Derrick Rose and hopefully Blake Griffin, things will look even more hopeful.

If you look at the tanking teams, Detroit is one of the few that is losing the “right” way and there is finally hope on the horizon.

So, how is the tank looking so far?

What are the Detroit Pistons’ lottery odds?

The Detroit Pistons currently sit alone as the worst team in the NBA with a record of 3-13, a game and a half “ahead” of the Minnesota Timberwolves, who just beat the New Orleans Pelicans.

If the season were to end now, the Detroit Pistons would have a 52 percent chance at a top-four pick and a 14 percent chance of getting the number one overall.

Minnesota and Washington appear to be the Pistons’ biggest competition for the worst record, but as long as Detroit stays in the bottom three, it doesn’t matter as the odds are the same.

After another close loss to Philly where the young guys played big minutes, the Pistons have to be cautiously optimistic about their future.

Could this finally be the year where the lottery Gods show the Detroit Pistons some love? Could Detroit finally get a top pick in a draft with a star?

Be happy, Detroit fans, the team is finally rebuilding the right way.

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