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The DBB podcast previews the 2016-2017 Detroit Pistons.

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The Detroit Pistons Podcast Season Preview Series concludes with a look at the team. Sean Corp joins Jordan Bellant and Ben Gulker as they go position-by-position to preview the team.

The episode starts with a bit of breaking news (:50) in the form of a new player joining the Pistons. If you’re a little behind, some more “breaking news” on the Pistons back court and Reggie’s Jackson knee injury (3:20).

Staying at the point guard spot, Sean breaks down what to expect from temporary backup PG, Ray McCallum (6:00). Then, expectations for Ish Smith as he begins the season as the starting point guard (9:10). Then, Sean offers some Kool-Aid to soothe the anxiety while Reggie is out (17:15).

Moving onto the wing positions (22:00), is all starts with Caldwell-Pope. Jordan poses this question to Ben: What improvements can KCP make in his game. If he cannot improve his game, are you okay with that (22:35)? Then it’s Sean’s turn: Has KCP’s play justified a max contract (25:20)? Sean continues on to consider the logic and likelihood of trading KCP (30:40).

After looking at the trio of young wing players, the conversation moves to the forwards (37:05). Ben explains Tobias Harris’ value, compared to Marcus Morris (37:30). Jordan is high on Jon Leuer’s fit, Sean and Ben take turns breaking down his game (43:05). Jordan presses, asking if Leuer could potentially start for the Pistons (48:40).

Sean takes on Stanley (50:00) and it launches Ben into a thought about instincts and habits (51:20).

Center is the last position discussed, leading off with the fight for minutes behind Drummond (52:50). Sean argues that Baynes might be the odd man out and Ben is cautious to give up too quickly on Baynes.

The attention turns to Andre Drummond (59:45). Ben starts by describing what he wants from Andre this season. Sean picks up the discussion by talking about how Drummond can make up for his deficiencies (1:02:45).

Finally, Sean gives his win total (1:04:50) and what to watch in the first few games of the regular season (1:06:10).

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