Pistons 2015-16 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

August 12th, 2015 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

With Stan Van Gundy entering his second season as head coach, the Detroit Pistons should be looking at a marked improvement over their 32-50 record last year. 

Flash back to last year, and even the more generous preseason predictions likely had Detroit as the No. 7 or 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, with an early exit from the playoffs to follow.

Then, the Pistons entered the month of December with a 3-14 record. They fell to 5-23 before deciding something needed to be done to turn their fortunes around. That something turned out to be waiving Josh Smith.

Perhaps it was a mere coincidence, but Detroit played much better in the days and weeks after Smith's departure. The honeymoon period ended, though, and even the arrival of Reggie Jackson couldn't radically alter the team's fate.

Still, fans in the Motor City will likely feel a little optimistic looking ahead to the upcoming campaign.

Aside from the Philadelphia 76ers, every other East team has a case for making the playoffs. Maybe the Pistons are finally able to break their postseason drought and reach the first round for the first time sin ...

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