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Team Overview

Detroit Pistons

2009-10 Record: 27-55

Fifth place, Central Division

Did not make the playoffs

Draft History
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
15. Austin Daye 29. D.J. White* 15. Rodney Stuckey 60. Will Blalock 26. Jason Maxiell
35. DaJuan Summers 27. Arron Afflalo 56. Amir Johnson
39. Jonas Jerebko 57. Sammy Mejia 60. Alex Acker
44. Chase Budinger *
* Draft rights traded

102.4, 21st

108.9, 26th

Under contract:
G: Ben Gordon
G: Richard Hamilton
G: Rodney Stuckey
F: Austin Daye
F: Jonas Jerebko
F: Tayshaun Prince
F: DaJuan Summers
F-C: Charlie Villanueva

Free agents:
G: Will Bynum (restricted)
G: Chucky Atkins (unrestricted)
F-C: Chris Wilcox (player option)
C: Kwame Brown (unrestricted)
C: Ben Wallace (unrestricted)

Areas of strength:
Backcourt is manned by versatile players, capable of shifting and playing in multiple combinations.

Needs work:
A doughnut team at the moment in terms of both scoring potency down low and bodies under contract.

Two stats that matter:
-- Detroit's record when it had a completely healthy roster. It lost 155 man-games to injuries, going 20-51 when one or more players were hurt.

73 -- Game started by Jerebko, a sleeper-turned-keep from 2009 draft (most starts by a Pistons rookie since Kelly Tripucka's 82 in 1981-82).

The Way to Go:
What worked for the Pistons during their eight-year playoff run was blue-collar basketball and that's what they'll be seeking this summer. Grit tops their list, and bigs such as David Lee or aging Brad Miller could bring that.

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