It’s not just injuries for the Pistons
There is a very vocal group of fans that won’t let you talk about the team without first mentioning all of the injuries, so here is your disclaimer:
THE PISTONS HAVE A LOT OF INJURIES AND THAT HAS AFFECTED THEM.
That being said, could you really watch that game last night and tell me that Bojan Bogdanovic, Isaiah Livers and Monte Morris are going to bridge the giant gap between being good and being the worst team in the NBA?
Yes, they will help, but I find it hilarious that one of those guys has literally never played a game for the Pistons, one (Livers) has barely played and not been very good when he has, and the other is a 34-year-old who has been out since last season.
This trio may help the Pistons win a few more games, but they aren’t going to make up the huge gap that exists between Detroit and the good teams, they just aren’t. The other teams near them in the standings (Hornets and Wizards) are the two worst franchises in NBA history, which is now what the Pistons are being measured against.
The good news is that this will likely force Troy Weaver to do something other than count down the days until he gets another top-5 draft pick, but you have to wonder if this hole is too deep for him to dig his way out of and keep his job.
The Pistons are back at it tonight against the Denver Nuggets, so who knows, maybe that humiliating beat down they just took will inspire them, if not, we’re bound to see more sad faces on the bench and in front of TVs in what has become the norm.