After two games, the Pistons reeled off two wins in dominating fashion.
vs. IND - 119 -109
@CLE - 103 - 80
The Josh Smith give-away was a stroke of genius from coach/GM Stan Van Gundy. The entire world knew it was the right move, even a chimpanzee from the Toronto zoo would of done that waiver as well.
Now Detroit's offense is team based. Rhythm is right for all shooters. Drummond's defense and offensive transition should be optimized. Chemistry is high and Munroe is smiling.
With the talent they have on paper and under the SVG system, Detroit will be destroying all teams under 0.500 and be winning against the middling teams a couple of games over 0.500. They can catch the 7th spot in their 65th game. Toronto has to watch out now, Detroit is playing like a team and they will defend way better than last game. Treat this team like a playoff team now.
This is similar to the Rudy Gay trade for the Raptors, but Detroit just did not get any players back with this transaction. Their whole-team performance is going to be on cue soon.
Enjoy your first round exit Houston.... Patrick Patterson, KLOE, and Chuck Hayes are laughing now......and SVG's laughter to Dwight will be noticeable as well.