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Pistons named ‘Most Disappointing’ by Ken Berger of CBS Sports

It’s strange to think of the Pistons as a disappointment in the first half of the season because really, who expected them to do much in the first place? It was clear that this season was probably not going to result in many wins. But Ken Berger of CBS Sports is still disappointed, namely because the defense remains so porous:

Biggest disappointment: Detroit Pistons. Not that much more could have been expected. It’s just sad to see a proud franchise stuck like this, with little means to get out of it. Also, with Lawrence Frank at the helm, I didn’t expect them to defend this poorly.

Detroit’s defensive lapses have been well-documented this season. I’m not sure it’s a correctable problem, particularly mid-season, to be honest. It might take a full offseason for Frank to fully implement the defensive system he wants to run. Oh, and adding better personnel at a few positions in the offseason wouldn’t hurt either.

6 Comments

  • Feb 24, 20122:18 pm
    by dvs

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    So coming out of the lockout with a new coach and player changes, berger expected a team that sucked to get dramtically better???
    Really?? On paper this season could have gone a lot worse than it already has. It hasn’t been good, but look at the wizards or even some of the higher teams that haven’t lived up to the hype…. Going on expectations, Detroit hasn’t disappointed IMO.
     

  • Feb 24, 20122:25 pm
    by BWB

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    I agree with dvs. This team just won 7 out of 9 games. Thats a start. I was hearing at the beginnning that there the worst team in basketball.  There clearly better than New Orleans and Charlotte. To me the season was all about how Brandon Knight will do and Greg Monroe improving from last year. Monroe has gotton better and Knight is having a solid rookie year besides a couple of speed bumps he has that are expected.

  • Feb 24, 20125:31 pm
    by Laser

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    Can’t stand the misuse of “disappointment” when it comes to this team. If you expected them to do anything better than win 1/3 of their games, your expectations were too high.

  • Feb 25, 20123:24 am
    by Max

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    He’s just like Royce Young.  His opinion is almost entirely more related to who they were a few years ago than who they were last year.  It’s simply unfair, but most of these national guys hate the Pistons and either love the Bulls, Celtics, Lakers, 76s or Knicks.  If they love the Bulls or Celtics, don’t believe anything they write about the Pistons.  Want proof?  Read Bill Simmons chapter on Joe Dumars.  It couldn’t be more insulting or out of context but it’s his book and I admittedly loved reading it.

  • Feb 25, 20123:27 am
    by Max

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    It pisses me off too.   Greg Monroe has been putting up stats like a top 10-20 player and Knight is starting and scoring in double figures.  That sentence alone makes this season not disappointing because none of them would have been surprised if Monroe struggled and Knight failed to get a lot of minutes.

  • Feb 27, 20122:16 pm
    by Murph

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    For me, the biggest disappointment is that the Pistons don’t have a worse record.  I was seriously hoping for a top 2 pick.  There isn’t much chance of that happening now.

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