3 Positive developments in a negative season for the Detroit Pistons

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The Core Four starting to gel

After not seeing much action as a group for most of the season, the Pistons' young core of Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Ausar Thompson and Jalen Duren has now played 335 minutes together, the most of any 4-man unit for Detroit.

In that time, they have an offensive rating of 109.5 (not great) and a defensive rating of 110, so the net rating is still in the negative, but barely.

These four, regardless of what happens in the offseason, are the future of the team and the Pistons will only go as far as they take them, so to see them starting to come together is a positive sign.

Cade and Duren are developing real chemistry in the pick-and-roll. Ivey is learning how to feed off Cade's gravity and Thompson can be the glue guy that holds it all together.

They aren't there yet, but things are trending up for this group and the addition of a real stretch four would help get them there as well as improve the bench by bringing Isaiah Stewart off it as the backup center.

The Detroit Pistons have a long way to go and it's not all going to happen this season, but these developments, along with some impact offseason additions, could get them there.