We are inching closer to October and the start of the Detroit Pistons 2023-24 season, which will hopefully have a different outcome than last year’s 17-win campaign.
This is a crossroads year for a franchise that has tanked away four seasons and finally hopes to compete in the Eastern Conference.
This is the year that Cade Cunningham has to stay healthy and take a star turn, when we have to see substantial development from Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren, and new head coach Monty Williams will have to figure out the best way to mix veterans Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks, Joe Harris and Monte Morris with the young core.
Development isn’t enough next season, there also has to be progress in the win column, which will likely be a hot topic of conversation when the season tips off with media day.
When is Detroit Pistons media day?
The 2023 Pistons media day will be held on October 2nd, the day before training camp opens.
Traditionally media day is a time to introduce the players to fans, ask some (usually softball) questions about their offseason and take a bunch of goofy pictures.
The focus is likely to be on Cade Cunningham’s return and Monty Williams’ approach to his first season in Detroit.
But there could be a little more edge than usual, as fans have higher expectations going into next season and aren’t going to stay patient long if the team continues to be the worst in the NBA. That energy could be reflected in some of the questions from media, especially if Troy Weaver is involved.
There will also be training camp battles to discuss, and the Detroit Pistons have plenty of them, especially at center and guard where nothing is guaranteed.
It won’t be long before some of these questions start to get answered as we are just a little over a month from the return of Detroit basketball.