The good and bad through 5 games for the Detroit Pistons

Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Rick Osentoski/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham (2) is defended by Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Detroit Pistons weren’t expected to do much this year as a young roster with not a lot of veteran leadership. Still though, with a core of budding stars, and a pretty productive draft class the future seems bright for the Motor City even though the wins have not come so far.

Through five games the Pistons have gone from 1-0 to 1-4 with a four game losing streak. What’s even more troubling is that they have regressed in some areas, though they have gotten better in others.

The first win built hope that was dashed quickly, but it hasn’t been all bad for the Detroit Pistons.

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Detroit Pistons: The win gave fans immediate hope

The lone win on the Detroit Pistons record was the opening night game against a fellow rebuilding team, the Orlando Magic.

The performance  was impressive, not because of the resulting W, but because of the return on investment. Jalen Duren had a 14-pt double double, and Jaden Ivey was one point shy of 20 points while shooting 50 percent from the field.

Cade Cunningham had himself a nice night with an 18-point double-double, and to top it all off the off-season trade acquisition Bojan Bogdanovic played lights out and set himself far and away as the best shooter on the squad.

These performances piqued the imagination of many fans who became confident that the roster could contend with the tough Eastern Conference.

However, with MB III sidelined for the foreseeable future and an unholy gauntlet of star powered teams on the schedule, the Pistons look like they may not win again until Mid-November, especially after the recent skid.