Luke Kennard SG
The Pistons are coming off a disappointing season where they failed to make the playoffs. The expectations preseason were fairly optimistic and many thought they would take a step forward after making the playoffs the year before, but they never really gelled as a team. It's no secret that Reggie Jackson is on the trading block and will likely finish the season wearing a different uniform. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope joined the Lakers this offseason which opens up the door a bit for 3rd year man Stanley Johnson. It will also be a big year for Andre Drummond, he shows flashes of being a dominant big in the NBA, but needs to continue expanding his game and improving his consistency, or else it'll be time to unleash the Boban. The Pistons were able to make a splash this offseason when they traded Marcus Morris to Boston for Avery Bradley and a 2019 2nd round pick. Bradley provides veteran leadership and versatility, he's a great pickup by the Pistons. Lastly they drafted sharp shooter Luke Kennard out of Duke, he's one of my favorite players from the draft and may be a key role player during his rookie season. The Pistons have a talented roster, but it will be a big year for many of their "core" players as they look to take the next step.
Estimated Cap Space
Aron Baynes C, Beno Udrih PG, Michael Gbinije SG
Reggie Bullock SF, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG