I am a die hard Detroit Pistons fan. Truth is, Shabazz Muhammad or someone else in the top 5 of the draft entering this rotation gives us our best shot at gaining legit NBA Title equity down the road. Finishing in the 8-14 spot in the lottery doesn't figure to help much, despite teams being moronic and passing on Drummond this year.
Lottery ball hunt is off to as good a start as you could have, 0-2. Our schedule to start the season is absolutely brutal. 1-8 or 0-9 start is definitely in play. Bobcats somehow pulled out a 1pt win in their opener, which could wind up being huge down the road. Washington/Sacramento/Charlotte will be our biggest hurdles in finishing with the most lottery balls.
We can root for improvement from Moose/Drummond/Knight and still pull for L's. I think this team has enough dead weight getting serious run that can hold us back, i.e. Tayshaun/Maxiell/Bynum.
So here's to this starting lineup in 2013-2014 season!
PG- Brandon Knight
SG- Kim English
SF- Shabazz Muhammad
PF- Greg Monroe
C- Andre Drummond