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Christopher Daniels

The NBA season is finally here. A new year brings new optimism and expectations for Pistons fans and others around the NBA. Detroit enters a new home at Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit and a roster featuring two new starters.

But Detroit isn’t the only roster that has seen significant change. Every year the league completely remakes itself and the fanbases are full of the optimism of not having been proven wrong yet — a feeling Detroit fans know well.

Detroit Bad Boys has spent the past several weeks leading up to the season breaking down everything you’d ever want to know about the Detroit Pistons and the other teams in the league.

We wanted to provide one place where you could find everything conveniently organized for your browsing pleasure. After reading more than 100,000 words breaking down the NBA landscape, you’ll be fully prepared for the NBA season.

Season Preview Podcast

The Detroit Bad Boys Podcast is back with your intrepid host Ben Gulker, and we’ll be bringing you the latest and greatest in NBA news on a weekly basis. Make sure to subscribe to our podcast and take a listen to our season preview pod.

Detroit Pistons Podcast

Odds and Ends

NBA: Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking down the Rest of the NBA

Detroit Bad Boys broke down the offseason for every division in the NBA. You can find out the major changes and who became a contender and who became roadkill.

What the hell happened in the NBA this offseason?

Competitors for an Eastern Conference Playoff Spot

The Detroit Pistons are looking to launch themselves back into the playoffs, but they aren’t the only team with eyes on a new place in the postseason. With the Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls shifting into definitive rebuilds in a weak East, there are spots up for grabs. But there are still more teams than there are available spots.

DBB took an in-depth look at some of the teams fighting with Detroit for a playoff spot.

NBA: Preseason-Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking down the Detroit Pistons

With the loss of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Marcus Morris and the arrival of Avery Bradley and Langston Galloway, the Pistons rotation and offensive distribution should be very different than it was a year ago. Detroit Bad Boys took a look at the position groups.

Position group breakdown

Detroit Pistons Feature Stories

Reggie Jackson’s recovery not just physical after tough season

Failure could propel Andre Drummond to stardom

Andre Drummond’s issues on defense run deep

NBA: Preseason-Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Pistons Tune-Up Series

A year after looking like a young upstart team that would be a playoff mainstay, the Pistons took a big step back last season. With new players that have different skill sets than the players they are replacing, and a young roster still developing, we needed to figure out what the players need to do to find more success. Detroit Bad Boys took a look at each player on the roster and determined three things each could do to help the Pistons get back into the playoffs.

Whether you’re a new fan to the Pistons or a longtime veteran, this is a great place to start to get a better sense of the Pistons roster.

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Houston Rockets Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Pistons Player Previews

While the preview series gives you a quick look at each player on the roster, Detroit Bad Boys’ official player previews are the deep dive, in-depth look you need to understand each players’ strengths and weaknesses. This is for the hardcore Pistons fans who love 1,000 word breakdowns, advanced analytics and video breakdowns.

That’s it. That’s all 50 stories you can read to get you ready for the start of the NBA season. Let’s go to work.

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