What’s Wrong with the Detroit Pistons?

Posted: November 18, 2014 in Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have not started so hot this season with their three and eight record. Their biggest problem has been the lack of offensive production from Andre Drummond, who has averaged only eight-point-seven points on nine shots per game and shot just 41-point-four percent from the field. Drummond is too big of a talent to not be getting more shots per game. The problem stems from the Pistons’ focus on the inside-outside game, as they rank number six in points from the three-point line among all NBA teams. This may sound like a great statistic, but if you dig a little deeper, they’re only shooting 36 percent from the three-point line. The new coach, Stan Van Gundy, needs to reverse his offensive style and go outside-inside. Drummond is a huge matchup problem for many of the NBA’s big men. If Van Gundy decides to feed his big man more, those points in the paint will come with much more regularity, and in turn, when he sees more double teams, that will create better shots on the perimeter.

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