We are mercifully just over halfway through the most depressing season in memory for the Detroit Pistons.
I've been watching this team for a LONG time and covering them as a job for the last four years, and I can't remember a season that was this disappointing.
While no one expected the Pistons to be good, most of us thought they would make progress, and some of us even predicted they'd win just over 30 games (oops).
But the Pistons failed spectacularly to even meet those low expectations and instead are actually worse than the 17-win team we suffered through last season.
The good news is that it isn't far from being over, the bad news is that there is no easy fix to this mess and we may be right back here again next season if Troy Weaver can't figure it out.
Here are five random predictions for the rest of the Detroit Pistons' season, though, like Clubber Lang predicting his first fight with Rocky Balboa, it can probably be summarized in one word, "pain."
The Detroit Pistons will not be the worst team in NBA history
The Pistons need four wins to tie the worst record in NBA history for a full 82-game season, which is held by the 1973 Philadelphia 76ers, who went 9-73 overall.
I have the Pistons winning seven more games this season and finishing with a record of 12-70, even worse than last season's 17-win embarrassment.
So the good news is that these Pistons shouldn't be the worst team in NBA history, but the bad news is that they will be the worst team in franchise history. Given how low the standards have been, that's probably enough for Tom Gores to do nothing, his specialty.