Vegas Over/Under: 38.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 41 The Bet: Hammer the more This is not about the Detroit Pistons‘ upside. All indications point to those playoff contenders having among the highest floors–relative to their over/under lineup, at least–and consequently becoming one of the league’s safest over stakes.
Everything went wrong throughout the 2016-17 effort, along with the Pistons still managed to squeeze out 37 wins out of their own troops.
Now, they get to work with another year of advancement in Andre Drummond, Stanley Johnson and the other young players, add great fits in Luke Kennard and Avery Bradley, get deeper in the frontcourt with the addition of Anthony Tolliver and ought to get a much healthier version of Reggie Jackson leading the charge.
The beleaguered point protector can’t play worse than he did last year, and we’ve got little reason to think that is his true degree. Since Duncan Smith composed for Piston Powered:“The question now remains whether Jackson will be the participant of a year ago or two decades ago, or if he’ll be somewhere in between. His priority that summer was nothing but rehab, eschewing on-court work to concentrate solely on strengthening the knee.“
Even someplace between the fringe All-Star of 2015-16 along with the disaster of 2016-17 would leave the Pistons in better position, and the deepening backcourt must enable them to break him more and keep the knee tendinitis from flaring up again. Additionally, that is not the best news of all.
The Pistons still play at the Eastern Conference, and it is weaker than ever.
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