The 10 Greatest Pistons in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

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#2: Grant Hill (PER 22.4) 

Hill was a five-time All Star for Detroit and finished in the top-10 in MVP voting in all six of his years in the Motor City. 

Even though Hill ended up in the Hall of Fame, he still has one of the biggest “what if” careers in league history, as his career was cut short due to injuries. But when he was healthy, there was no one like him, as Hill was an athletic freak and one of the most skilled players in the league, a two-way forward who could do it all. 

In 435 games for the Pistons, Hill averaged 21.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game, numbers not far off what Cade Cunningham is averaging now in case you are one of the people who thinks Cade is overrated. 

Hill eventually asked his way out of Detroit and the forced trade led to the Pistons getting Ben Wallace which completely changed the future of the franchise. But for a short time, Hill was the heir apparent to Michael Jordan, and you have to wonder what his overall numbers might look like if he hadn’t lost parts of five seasons to injury.