This episode will help give you your offseason NBA fix! Jordan and Ben are joined by Jacob Kuyvenhoven to review the Pistons offseason, breakdown the Pistons roster, and look at the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Starting with the NBA Draft, Jacob helps set expectations for rookie Michael Gbinije and his possible early role with the Pistons. Plus, what does signing Jon Leuer mean for Henry Ellenson's future in Detroit.
After looking at the rookies, Ben and Jacob talk about the free agents brought in by Van Bower. Starting with Leuer, what do we like and expect from him in Motown? Plus, what his signing means for forwards Marcus Morris and Tobias Harris. Then, the trio swoons over big man Boban Marjanovic! An advanced stats darling, what are the Pistons really getting? Having two former Spurs centers on the roster, how do they share time backing up Drummond?
Following Ray McCallum's signing, it seems the roster is set. Everyone talks about what moves in the near future could improve the team. In that discussion, a mention of what players could be traded by the team.
Then the attention turns from the Pistons to their Eastern Conference opponents. What teams improved this off-season? Better yet, it looks like many teams left us scratching our heads (looking at you, Orlando). So are the Pistons a 'lock' for the Playoffs? Jacob and Ben focus on the Pistons' ceiling and floor for the upcoming season.
The episode ends with a more in-depth look at the East and the NBA's newest super team. What does Kevin Durant's signing mean for the NBA title landscape? Can anyone stop the Warriors?
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