2021 NBA Predictions: Win/Loss Record For All 30 Teams

27. Detroit Pistons — 23-59 (No. 14 East)

Projected Starting Five

PG Killian Hayes
SG Cade Cunningham
SF Saddiq Bey
PF Jerami Grant
C Isaiah Stewart

The Pistons won’t be very good this year, but they’ll certainly be more enjoyable to watch than last season. No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham is a big reason for that. The Oklahoma State product has an NBA-ready game and will be ready to contribute from Day 1. The rest of the starting lineup will be fairly solid if Killian Hayes can take a Year 2 leap. If Hayes doesn’t pan out, the Pistons can turn to veteran Cory Joseph — or, shift Cade to PG and insert Hamidou Diallo with the starters. Ditto for Stewart who will have to fend off Kelly Olynyk for minutes in the front court.

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