Driving to the Basket: A Detroit Pistons Podcast
Rookies redefining their ceilings, Killian returns, & checking in on Josh Jackson and Jerami Grant

Rookies redefining their ceilings, Killian returns, & checking in on Josh Jackson and Jerami Grant

April 8, 2021

This episode reviews the to-date performance of Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart, Josh Jackson, and Jerami Grant, and discusses the return of Killian Hayes. 

Episode 39: Trade deadline recap

Episode 39: Trade deadline recap

March 26, 2021

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. 

Episode 38: Mailbag

Episode 38: Mailbag

March 23, 2021

This episode answers questions submitted by listeners and concludes with a profile of prospective 2021 top-five draft pick Jalen Green. 

Episode 37: Midseason Review, Part Two - Player grades continued & Jonathan Kuminga draft profile

Episode 37: Midseason Review, Part Two - Player grades continued & Jonathan Kuminga draft profile

March 18, 2021

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

Episode 37: Midseason Review, Part One - Blake Griffin’s legacy, the Diallo trade, Sekou’s future, player grades

March 18, 2021

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

Episode 36: The point guard situation, early trade deadline preview, and a check-in on the standings

March 3, 2021

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.  

Episode 35: Moving on from Blake Griffin, and the importance of team culture

Episode 35: Moving on from Blake Griffin, and the importance of team culture

February 21, 2021

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. 

Episode 34: The Rose trade, Saddiq Bey’s progress, and Mason Plumlee’s value

Episode 34: The Rose trade, Saddiq Bey’s progress, and Mason Plumlee’s value

February 14, 2021

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. 

Episode 33: Pistons Tankathon

Episode 33: Pistons Tankathon

February 8, 2021

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. 

Episode 32: Wayne Ellington and Isaiah Stewart, plus new co-host

Episode 32: Wayne Ellington and Isaiah Stewart, plus new co-host

January 31, 2021

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. 

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