This episode reviews the to-date performance of Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart, Josh Jackson, and Jerami Grant, and discusses the return of Killian Hayes.
This episode recaps and discusses what the Pistons did (and did not do) at the trade deadline, speaks on trades made elsewhere in the league and the implications those could have for the Pistons in the race to the bottom of the standings, goes off on some tangents, and ends with some talk on Hamidou Diallo ahead of his probable Pistons debut on Friday.
The second half of our two-part midseason episode reviews and grades the remainder of the roster and concludes with a draft profile of prospective top-five 2021 selection Jonathan Kuminga.
Episode 37: Midseason Review, Part One - Blake Griffin’s legacy, the Diallo trade, Sekou’s future, player grades
The first in our two-part midseason episode discusses Blake Griffin's legacy in Detroit, the trade of Svi Mykailiuk for Hamidou Diallo, and Sekou Doumbouya's status as the sole holdover from the pre-Weaver era and his future in Detroit, and finishes with midseason reviews and grades of Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee, and Saddiq Bey.
Episode 36: The point guard situation, early trade deadline preview, and a check-in on the standings
This episode discusses the play of Saben Lee and Dennis Smith Jr., evaluates which Pistons may have trade value prior to the upcoming deadline (less than a month off), and checks in on where the Pistons stand in the race to the bottom of the standings.
This episode discusses the parting ways of the Pistons and Blake Griffin, does mid-season profiles on Jerami Grant and Josh Jackson, and takes a dive into how this roster's culture differs from that of Pistons teams of the recent past.
This episode recaps the week's games, discusses the Derrick Rose trade, talks Saddiq Bey's big game and yet more about Isaiah Stewart's persistent improvement, speaks on Mason Plumlee's value, takes note of Wayne Ellington's rapid descent back to earth, and ends with a quick profile on projected top-five pick Jalen Suggs.
This episode speaks on the teams that could conceivably beat out the Pistons for the league's top spot in the draft lottery standings, discusses how teams have adapted to better defend Blake Griffin and Wayne Ellington, and ends with a brief talk on Jerami Grant's case for all-stardom.
This episode speaks at length on Wayne Ellington's hot streak, role in the offense, and potential for trade value, takes a deep dive into Isaiah Stewart's player profile, performance, and progress, and announces Dante (AKA ChefCurrySauce) as the podcast's newest co-host.