CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Pistons

Pat Caputo: 3 Reasons The Pistons Are Looking Especially Bad These Days

View Comments
Ben Gordon #8 of the Detroit Pistons looks on during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 19, 2012 (Photo by J. Dennis/Einstein/ Getty Images)

Ben Gordon #8 of the Detroit Pistons looks on during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 19, 2012 (Photo by J. Dennis/Einstein/ Getty Images)

patcaputo i) Pat Caputo
Outspoken, opinionated and definitely not afraid to say what he...
Read More
Pistons Central
Shop for Pistons Gear
Buy Pistons Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

DETROIT (97.1 THETICKET) – Pat Caputo highlights three of the reasons the Pistons are looking especially bad these days.

1. If there was ever a team that needed an early first-round draft choice, it’s the Pistons., but they lost it Tuesday night in the NBA Draft lottery to Charlotte because of the ill-fated Ben Gordon trade. Losing your first-round draft pick just to unload a free agent you signed to a huge free agent contract? Horrible planning.

2. The Pistons are still stuck with Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings. New coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy is pretty sharp, but come on, he’d have to split the fish and divide the loaves to unload his inherited enigmatic duo of non-superstars.

3. Van Gundy has made it clear he still wants Greg Monroe, but let me ask the obvious question: Why would Greg Monroe still want to be a Piston? It’s going to cost the Pistons a small fortune to keep Monroe.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,933 other followers