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NBA power rankings roundup, Week 6: We. Are. Bad.

Another week of nothing but losses. Even to the worst team in the league. So where does that leave us?

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My apologies for this being late. First, it is the holidays. Busy, busy, busy. Second, another week of nothing but losses does not make one look forward to aggregating such data. Ugh!

Last Week: 27

This Week: 30

The Pistons have the longest losing streak in the NBA now, up to 12, and lost games to both the 76ers and Lakers in the same week. This is the best thing that happened to fans in Detroit this week:

There was absolutely no reason we should have lost to the Sixers, but we did.

Last Week: 29

This Week: 29

The enormity of the task Stan Van Gundy has taken on surely has to be setting in. Andre Drummond finally had two Drummond-esque games against the Bucks with Brandon Jennings out, but SVG felt the need to shuffle the lineup amid all the losing and fourth-quarter misfiring, shifting Greg Monroe to a bench role.

Inexplicable, I agree.

Last Week: 29

This Week: 30

The Pistons own the NBA’s longest losing streak at 12 games. Detroit last won Nov. 14 against Oklahoma City, which was without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

But hey, we won one against OKC, right? I sads.

Last Week: 28

This Week: 30

There's no good news here. The roster needs a complete re-tool, and if Stan Van Gundy's coaching is going to make an impact, it could be months. It's also hard to see them getting on anything resembling a roll with Josh Smith on roster. Man, that guy used to be great. What happened?

What happened? Really? What happened? Where should I begin? Might be that the 4-year/$56 million dollar deal he got the opening day of free agency got to his head. Or it might be that the same person who signed that guy convinced him he was a small forward. Might be that none of his last few coaches were confident enough to sit him when he did stupid things. Take your pick.

Last Week: 28

This Week: 29

The big question is how much of this chemistry disaster to blame on Stan Van Gundy.

Oh, he definitely gets a good portion of the blame. Stan Van Gundy cannot make Josh Smith a better basketball player, but he can stop playing him.

Last Week: 29

This Week: 30

The Pistons had their chances (though Josh Smith from 3-point range isn't much of one), but their losing streak hit 12 games with narrow losses to the Celtics, Sixers and Thunder last week. And now their schedule gets a lot tougher. Stan Van Gundy has stayed away from the Smith- Andre Drummond-Greg Monroe combination in the last five games.

When in reality he should stay away from any combination that involves Smith.

Overall

So overall....what heWizard said. When you hear Mark Champion make a joke about Dave Bing being in the crowd and possibly needing to suit him up, you know things are bad. I AGREED WITH CHAMPION!