Checking in on the Detroit Pistons’ New Regime

By Andrew Lawlor It is a new day in Detroit. After years of mediocre front offices making misguided moves, the Pistons have a new general manager in Troy Weaver, who comes over from the Oklahoma City Thunder with a good reputation around the league. Weaver had been with the Thunder since 2008, and was partContinue reading “Checking in on the Detroit Pistons’ New Regime”

Free Agency Preview – Christian Wood

By Andrew Lawlor In Mario Kart on Nintendo 64, the mother of all tracks is Rainbow Road. With its length and difficulty, it separates the pros from mere amateurs. Racers have a choice at the beginning of the track. If you jump off the edge, and time it juuuuuuust right, you bypass a large partContinue reading “Free Agency Preview – Christian Wood”

A 2019-20 Detroit Pistons Autopsy

The season has ended early for some of our beloved NBA franchises. Here at The Playgrounder we decided to do a postmortem of sorts. Specifically, we wanted to focus on five categories: what the team did well, where they struggled, free agency needs, 2020-21 expectations and a final prediction. What did the Pistons do well? Knee tendinitisContinue reading “A 2019-20 Detroit Pistons Autopsy”

Jerami Grant Declining His Option? What Teams Should Pursue Him

By Matt Esposito Thanks to the Chris Haynes’ podcast and some subsequential, follow up reporting by Quenton Albertie, it appears as though Denver Nugget Jerami Grant will be declining his $9.3 million player option. This comes on the heels of Grant’s two best seasons as a pro. After averaging 1.7 3-point attempts per game andContinue reading “Jerami Grant Declining His Option? What Teams Should Pursue Him”