Why they will be good:
Andre Drummond must have made fun of Lawrence Frank at a team meeting; considering how much he produces when he’s on the court, there’s really no other excuse for the coach keeping his rookie on such a tight leash. The size of Kendrick Perkins with the athleticism of a young Amar’e Stoudemire, the day will come when Drummond is released on the world. Opposing power fowards and centers, take note.
What they need:
A wing scorer. Drummond will be fun to watch and Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight both have a lot of potential, but the Pistons are severely lacking on the perimeter, especially after shipping out Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye. The Kyle Singler Experience has been fun and all, but dude can only start so many games before he plummets from “inspirational story” to “running joke” territory.