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Need to catch up on the Pistons before opening tip on Tuesday night? We've got you covered.

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The Detroit Pistons open their 2015-2016 season on Tuesday night on the road against the Atlanta Hawks, the Eastern Conference's reigning No. 1 seed. Tall order for Stan Van Gundy's young-ish team. Win or lose on opening night, a lot of hype surrounds this new era of Detroit Basketball, and we're not just saying it because it's the start of a new season. If you're a fan who checked out last season, well, you missed a lot of why this year's team could be so exciting, but we won't call you a bandwagon ass cat -- not to your face anyway. Whether that's you or not, you may need a refresher course on the Pistons before tip off.

Here's what you need from our very extensive archive:

NOTEWORTHY

-- Pistons hire Arn Tellem

-- Arnie Kander resigns

-- Tom Gores buys sole ownership

-- Andre Drummond decides to put off extension

-- RIP FLIP

NBA DRAFT

-- 2015 NBA Draft prospects: Who fits the Pistons the best?

-- Pistons find their perfect fit with Stanley Johnson

-- Pistons take Darrun Hilliard in the second round

FREE AGENCY

-- Greg Monroe signs max deal with Milwaukee Bucks

-- Pistons sign Drummond's backup, Aron Baynes

-- Pistons re-sign Joel Anthony

TRADES

-- Pistons acquire Ersan Ilyasova for Caron Butler, Shawne Williams

-- Pistons acquire Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock

-- Pistons acquire Steve Blake

NBA SCHEDULE RELEASE

-- Pistons open Oct. 27 @ Hawks

-- CliffNotes guide on Pistons schedule

-- TV broadcast schedule

-- Pistons start the season 'on the road again'

ANALYSIS

-- The Reggie Jackson-to-Andre Drummond Connection

--  A closer look at the 27-27 finish

-- Yes, Josh Smith was really that bad

-- A look back at the 2014-2015 win-loss margins

-- Expect more threes in 2015-2016

-- Spencer Dinwiddie and the first half yips

-- Preseason recap

-- How the Pistons can win 50 games in 2015-2016

-- How the Pistons can have high-powered offense

-- How the Pistons can end _etroit Basketball

-- Pistons may start slow, but will finish strong

-- Season Preview

PLAYOFFS (FOR WHEN WE GET THERE)

-- Seeds in each conference now determined by record

THAT'S FORMING F---ING TEAMWORK

-- Brandon Jennings fine with coming off the bench

-- Andre Drummond, Stanley Johnson have 'unique' friendship

-- UFC team bonding

MARKETING/MEDIA HYPE

-- New team promos draw parallels between Detroit & team

-- 2015 Pistons media day

-- The Longest Oop!

-- New DBB staff

KOOL-AID

-- Lottery bound? Ha!

-- Start of something special?

STANLEY JOHNSON!!!!

-- Stanimalistic Urges

-- He wants to be great

-- Stanley loved by his draft class

-- SJ > JW

-- The Grant Hill standard

-- ROY potential

-- Pope blesses Stanimal

LAUGHS & OOPS

-- Josh Smith's Go Fund Me campaign

-- Funny or Die

-- The case for Markieff Morris

-- The Debate

-- Meet the in-laws, Stan

-- Andre Drummond, Bradley Beal eye extensions with caution

-- Pistons join drumline, hold impromptu dance off

-- Stan Van Gundy to release hip hop album

PODCAST

-- Previewing the East

-- Previewing the Pistons

PREVIEWING THE ROSTER

-- Every player preview!

-- Opening night starting lineup