NBA Preseason Power Rankings For The ’23-’24 Season

30. Detroit Pistons

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Key Additions: Ausar Thompson (R), Joe Harris

The bottom-feeding teams across the league took strides in improving this past offseason. And, the teams that have made up this half of the ranking are a familiar bunch by this point. Detroit has been rebuilding for what seems like years now, though they have acquired a fair amount of talent along the way. The most intriguing of which, former No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham, was sidelined for 70 games last season after suffering an injury early in the year. The backcourt combo is nice. Jaden Ivey played up to expectation as a rookie, and fifth overall pick Ausar Thompson starred in Summer League. Still, this team has a way to go and a ton to prove.