Vegas Over/Under: 38.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 41 The Bet: Hammer the more This is not about the Detroit Pistons’ upside. All signs point to those playoff contenders having one of the greatest flooring –relative to their over/under line, at least–and consequently becoming one of the league’s safest over stakes.
Everything went wrong throughout the 2016-17 campaign, and the Pistons managed to squeeze out 37 wins out of their troops.
Now, they get to work with another year of improvement in Andre Drummond, Stanley Johnson and the other young players, add perfect fits in Luke Kennard and Avery Bradley, get deeper in the frontcourt with the inclusion of Anthony Tolliver and should get a much healthier version of Reggie Jackson leading the charge.
The beleaguered point protector can not play worse than he did last year, and we’ve got little reason to believe that is his true degree. As Duncan Smith wrote for Piston Powered:”The question now remains whether Jackson will be the participant of a year ago or 2 decades back, or whether he will be somewhere in between. His priority that summer has been nothing but rehabilitation, eschewing on-court work to focus solely on strengthening the knee”
Even someplace between the fringe All-Star of 2015-16 and the disaster of 2016-17 would leave the Pistons in better place, along with the deepening backcourt must allow them to break him keep the knee tendinitis from flaring up again. Additionally, that’s not the best news of all.
The Pistons still play in the Eastern Conference, and it’s weaker than ever.
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