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Team analysis: Detroit Pistons

by on Oct.04, 2010, under Team analysis

Richard Hamilton, Ben Gordon, Tayshaun Prince

If this photo doesn't get you excited about the Pistons this season, then...you're right. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Depth chart:
PG: Rodney Stuckey, Will Bynum, Terrico White
SG: Richard Hamilton, Ben Gordon, Tracy McGrady
SF: Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye, DaJuan Summers
PF: Jonas Jerebko, Charlie Villanueva, Jason Maxiell, Chris Wilcox
C: Ben Wallace, Greg Monroe

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Rodney Stuckey – G (Rd. 9-10): 16 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Ben Gordon – SG (Rd. 9-10): 19 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 3 Ast
Charlie Villanueva – PF (Rd. 11-12): 13 Pts, 1 three, 5.5 Reb
Richard Hamilton – G/F (Rd. 11+): 12 Pts, 1 three, 3.5 Ast
Tayshaun Prince – F (Rd. 12+): 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 2.5 Ast
Greg Monroe – F/C (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Jonas Jerebko – F (Rd. 13+): 10 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 1 Stl
Ben Wallace – C (Rd. 13+): 4 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Will Bynum – PG (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 3.5 Ast
Tracy McGrady – G/F (Rd. 13+): 5.5 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

Sleeper:
Jerebko

Most likely to surprise:
Villanueva

Most likely to disappoint:
Hamilton

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Gordon

Things to watch:

  • how minutes at SG are split between Hamilton, Gordon and McGrady
  • health issues
  • if potential trades can open up minutes at SG/SF/PF

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 29th
  • FGM: 28th
  • FGA: T21st
  • FG%: 27th
  • FT%: 27th
  • 3PTM: 28th
  • Reb: T26th
  • Ast: 26th
  • TO: T6th
  • Stl: T13th
  • Blk: 27th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: D

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