Team analysis: Detroit Pistons

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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