I don’t know about you but the Detroit Pistons greatly improved in the off-season talent-wise. With that said, they have not been able to consistently play to their potential.
On Sunday, which included a 112-84 lost to the Memphis Grizzlies, they failed to perform to their potential again. Head coach Maurice Cheeks decided it was time to try and figure out why his team can not sustain success through the whole game. He had a post-game meeting to try and address problems and solutions.
“When you lose a game like that, you have a little conversation,” Cheeks said. “So it took a little longer than I expected.”
“I wasn’t necessarily talking about what happened,” he said. “I’m just trying to get some insight for myself because I didn’t have it. I didn’t have the insight this time. Normally, I do. I didn’t have it this time.”
Here’s some words the Detroit Free Press:
Greg Monroe, who scored 19 points and had eight rebounds, thought the meeting was productive.
“It was a dialogue from both sides,” Monroe said. “It was something I think we want to keep in-house. Both sides spoke. I think it was needed the way we were going right now. Sometimes you have to talk about stuff. You get in and work on things, but sometimes you need to talk about it as a group.”
The Pistons are only 6-12 through 18 games at home this season, and only 14-20 overall, good enough for 8th in the Eastern Conference. This team has the talent to be one of the better teams in the East if they can find consistency. I am not sure why but it looks the chemistry is just not there for this young team. They have star power in Jennings, Smith, Monroe and Drummond. Four really good players plus you can through Stuckey, Singler, Bynum, and Billups coming off the bench.
This team needs to come together and realize they have the potential to be good and good this year or it’s going to be another long year for the Pistons and it could be Joe Dumars’s last as Pistons’s GM.