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The Post-Up King: How Al Jefferson Schooled The Detroit Pistons

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It's weird that the Charlotte Bobcats are good this year. Sure, you can pin it on the Eastern Conference being weak if you want to. After all, with a 24-30 record, they'd make the Playoffs by the skin of their teeth if they started today. But there is no denying that they are much, much better.

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Top 50 NBA Players: #39-35 Cousins, Jefferson, Monroe, Lopez, Hibbert

DeMarcus Cousins
Resume: 17.1 points, 9.9 rebounds (9th in league), 2.7 assists, 1.4 steals, 30.5 minutes, 47% FG, and 74% FT… Team record in games played: 26-49 (2-5 without)

Al Jefferson
Resume: 17.8

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The State of the Pistons: A Discussion

I’m not a Detroit Pistons fan. I admit that. But, I am a fan of good ol’ fashioned basketball tradition.

And if we’re gonna talk about basketball tradition, we have to talk about the Pistons. Detroit has won three NBA titles in the past 22 years, and while that’s not a ton, it sure as heck is more than most teams can say they’ve won.

We remember the era in the late 80s. It was hard-nosed, aggressive defense that won the Pistons back-to-back championships in ’89 and ’90. Oddly enough, the same formula that allowed the Pistons to win in those two years (great point guard play and a defensive focus) also helped them win the title in 2004. Continue Reading