The Detroit Pistons currently are listed as number 17 in the power rankings of NBA teams. It’s anyone’s guess as to how the season will unfold for them. They could be on the verge of making the playoffs after seven straight losing seasons. An infusion of new blood gives Piston fans hope for an exciting season.
The Detroit Pistons like the potential of rookie Stanley Johnson, however when the regular season tips off, head coach Stan Van Gundy will bring him off the bench. From Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press: “Van Gundy cited veteran presence and size as part of his reasoning for going with the 6-10 Ersan Ilyasova and 6-9 Marcus Morris. ‘I just think that’s our best lineup right now,’ Van Gundy said. ‘It gives a little bit more size, a little more experience. That’s where my comfort level is right now, but we’ll see how it goes early in the year, or even these (last) two preseason games.’ … Johnson, 19, was the eighth overall NBA draft pick out of Arizona and has excelled through summer league, training camp and part of the preseason. He is third in the NBA in preseason scoring (13.8 points per game) and is shooting an encouraging 44% from three-point range.”The rest of the starting lineup to begin the regular season include Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the backcourt and Andre Drummond at center.
AP Photo/Nan Y. Huh Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is currently set to enter the second of a four year contract he signed with the Chicago Bears in May of 2014. Totaling his base salary and the roster bonus he would receive if still with the team on…
The Lions finally did something to shakes things up. Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn and assistant offensive line coach Terry Heffernan have been fired. Quarterback coach Jim Bob Cooter has been promoted to offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Ron Prince has been named offensive line coach. I think the next one to go is head coach Jim Caldwell, who has done nothing with this team and GM Martin Mayhew should go as well. With any organization, everything starts at the top. This is a team that Mayhew has built, so fault falls at his feet.
The 2015 season is seeing a rising star and a potential NFL QB in Memphis’ Paxton Lynch. Lynch’s record breaking 442 yards passing guided the 15th ranked Tigers to a 66-42 win over Tulsa. The Tigers 7-0 record is one of the big surprises of this season. We will be watching them as the season progresses into the home stretch. I think the sky is the limit for Lynch, who is turning a lot of heads at the next level.
The Detroit Lions went back to the old ways….losing!! After scoring on their two opening drives, the Lions went into a funk and did nothing else except let the Minnesota Vikings walk all over them to lose 28-19. With a 1-6 records, the 2015 season is a lost cause at this point. The only thing Lion fans have to look forward to is the NFL Draft…….THE LIONS ARE ON THE CLOCK!!!