The 20-32 Detroit #Pistons are back home to host the 17-34 New Orleans Hornets Monday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
- The good: The Pistons have been playing lights out that last two game with new PF Jose Calderon and surprising production from Charlie Villanueva, Detroit should be able to take care of the Hornets.
- The bad: I was personally hoping to head to the Palace and see a Anthony vs. Andre match-up to see just how the number one pick and the number nine stacked up against each other. I have a feeling Dre would have shown he shouldn’t have dropped to the nine spot, especially since Davis has hit somewhat of a wall. We’ll just have to wait for Andre to return from injury, but in Detroit we already know he was the steal of the draft.
- The unknown: Can Detroit make it three in a row? Will Calderon keep getting better and better each game as he learns more about his teammates and L Frank’s system? Can Charlie V keep this going? He’s not only knocking down big shots, but he’s playing more defense in the last few game than he has combined since he got to Detroit.
Tip off is at 7:30 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports . If you can’t catch the game on TV, catch it on the radio over at 97.1 the Ticket.
If you’re thinking of going to the game on Monday night, you can get tickets directly from the Pistons with NO FEES. This one should be fun!
You all know by now that the Pistons will be picking ninth in this year’s NBA Draft Lottery. I’m sure we’ll see a ton of projected picks and mock drafts, but honestly we really don’t know what’s going to happen until Draft Night.
Now my next rant has nothing to do with the Pistons picking ninth.
For years I’ve always said that the Draft had to be fixed…heck we know now that plenty of the games have been. Just ask Tim Donaghy or Rajon Rondo, who got CLUBBED Wednesday night in overtime against the Heat. The Heat come from behind on 47 free throw attempts to the Celtics 29 and a swallowed whistle when it counted. Heck LeBron had 27 free throw attempts himself, just two shy of the entire Celtics team.
So when the NBA Draft “Lottery” unfolded last night I could see the writing on the wall as soon as Cleveland dropped. I said to my friends sitting next to me, “they’re giving the Hornets the number one pick.”
And then it happened.
“Here potential NBA team Owners, buy the New Orleans Hornets, they just got the number one pick in the lottery and Anthony Davis will look great in Teal!”
How obvious was that?
How are we supposed to take this League seriously anymore?
It’s not just me, if you were on Twitter when this all went down you’d know.
David Stern…It’s his world and we’re all living in it.
The only thing Pistons fans can do is hope the Draft pick will add value to the team and that Dumars makes some deals to get this franchise back to where they should be.
It’s been a while, but to be honest what did we need to talk about after the season? I’m sure most of you don’t want to chat about the EFC or the Miami Heat…do you?
What we can talk about is the fact that David Stern and the NBA will be announcing the order or the NBA Draft “Lottery” Wednesday night. Our very own Brandon Knight will be the Pistons representative when they find out where they will be drafting in this years lottery.
Here is how what the it looks like percentages wise.
- 1. Charlotte, 7-59, 25.0 percent
- 2. Washington, 20-46, 19.9 percent
- 3. Cleveland, 21-45, 13.8 percent
- 4. New Orleans, 21-45, 13.7 percent
- 5. Sacramento, 22-44, 7.6 percent
- 6. New Jersey, 22-44, 7.5 percent (a)
- 7. Golden State, 23-43, 3.6 percent (b)
- 8. Toronto, 23-43, 3.5 percent
- 9. Detroit, 25-41, 1.7 percent
- 10. New Orleans, 1.1 percent (c)
- 11. Portland, 28-38, 0.8 percent
- 12. Milwaukee, 31-35, 0.7 percent
- 13. Phoenix, 33-33, 0.6 percent
- 14. Houston, 34-32, 0.5 percent
If “The Gores” has anything to do with it, we should start scheduling Anthony Davis for electrolysis appointments in the greater Metro Detroit Area.