With a 10-3 record through the first 13 games, the Pistons are off to their best start since the 2005-06 season and writers both locally and nationally are taking notice. Here’s a roundup of where the squad lands in the latest NBA Power Rankings.
“…But the Pistons have had better starts of late and Sunday’s win over Miami made them 5-3 in games they trailed by double-digits. It also verified their sixth-ranked offense, which scored 112 points per 100 possessions over their 5-0 homestand. Tobias Harris’ improved 3-point shooting is as much about volume as it is about accuracy.” Read more
“Best start since going 15-3 out of the gate in 2005-06, en route to a 64-18 record and an Eastern Conference finals appearance against Cleveland.” Read more
“Andre Drummond has grabbed at least 12 rebounds in all 13 games this season…” Read more
“Anybody who bought into the Pistons last season and got burned is realizing they were a year early. This group looks a lot how last season’s Pistons team should have. It helps that Tobias Harris is shooting 50.6 percent from 3-point range.” Read more
“Winners of five in a row and eight of their last nine, it’s time to start taking these Pistons seriously. Tobias Harris is playing like an All-Star, Andre Drummond is leading the league in rebounds (15.6 per game) and Avery Bradley has “changed” Detroit’s demeanor, says coach Stan Van Gundy.” Read more
“Even Luke Kennard is getting in on the fun. This team is deeper than you think.” Read more
“The Pistons, winners of eight of their last nine, were 27th when it came to forcing turnovers last year (12.8 per game). This year, they’re Top 5 (16.5 per game).” Read more