The Detroit Pistons had an uneventful offseason, but it is finally over, as they will tip off their first preseason game on Sunday.
New head coach Monty Williams didn’t have to wait long to get a shot at his old team, as Detroit will play the Phoenix Suns at home in their first preseason game of the 2023-24 season.
The Suns enter the season in title mode with their big three of Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal, while the Pistons are just hoping to climb out of the cellar and progress towards consistently being competitive in the Eastern Conference.
Even though it is just preseason, there will be plenty of interest and excitement around Detroit and the return of Cade Cunningham, as well as the debuts of Ausar Thompson, Marcus Sasser, Monte Morris and Joe Harris.
How to watch the Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns preseason game
The Pistons will tip-off against the Suns in Little Caesar’s Arena on October 8th at 3PM ET. You can watch the game on Bally Sports Detroit or NBA TV.
Aside from Cade Cunningham’s long-awaited return, there will also be a lot of attention on the starting lineup (will Ausar Thompson be in it?) and how Monty Williams allocates his bench minutes. Which backup center has the upper hand? Can Killian Hayes earn minutes? Will Joe Harris be an impact roster addition or just an expiring contract?
We’ll start to get answers to these questions tomorrow.
How to stream the Pistons’ preseason game vs. Phoenix Suns
You can stream the Pistons’ first preseason game on NBA League Pass if you live out of the region. You can also stream it on FUBO TV.
Streaming has been a point of contention this offseason, as the NBA vowed to crack down on illegal streams but did nothing to address the blackout issues that drive fans to these sites in the first place.
Hopefully, the Pistons will soon adopt a streaming plan similar to the one the Utah Jazz unveiled before the season which allows fans to pay a monthly or yearly fee to stream all of their games with no blackouts. They also threw in a couple of home tickets, which adds even more value.
Take note, Pistons!
Optimism is always high around a team in the preseason and fans are hoping this is finally the year when Detroit starts making a move up the standings.