Chad Ford has Tank Rankings. Pistons status has changed this week: 9. Detroit Pistons | Status: Tanking | Record: 24-39 (1-3) The Pistons' status has turned from TRYING to TANKING this week as they do everything in their power to avoid sending the Bobcats their draft pick (the Bobcats get their pick if it is nine or higher). Detroit has won just once in the past eight games. A home game against the Kings on Tuesday could hurt their tank job a bit. But a long West Coast trip at the end of March could put the Pistons back on track to keep their pick.