Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by mikhail1973, Aug 9, 2013.
So if we had beaten the Grizzlies, we'd be 5th? ..ahead of the Heat?
Pistons: An increase of one in the ESPN power rankings NBA Basketball Power Rankings - National Basketball Association - ESPN A drop of 5 in the Yahoo rankings NBA Power Rankings: Pacers vault to top - Yahoo Sports
Pistons sinking fast A drop of 13 places in the ESPN rankings NBA Basketball Power Rankings - National Basketball Association - ESPN A drop of 9 spots in the Yahoo rankings NBA Power Rankings: Pacers hold onto No. 1 - Yahoo Sports
The Pistons are playing dumb and the coach is letting it happen. The Pistons are way better than their record indicates.
The only teams that we've beaten are right down there with us.
We should be 5-3 0r 6-2 right now. Fire Cheeks!
You know Joe is getting that itchy trigger finger again... but Gores may be too. We shall see.
George Karl will be named the GM/Coach within the next 2 weeks. I really hope Mo & Joe turn things around.
I still laugh at the Larry, Mo, and Curry comment that somebody made earlier.
The rankings put us back to where we were last season, and rightfully so. We gotta earn their trust by winning and playing good. Right now, we're kinda stinky.
Week 4 Power rankings... Pistons move up 3 spots NBA Basketball Power Rankings - National Basketball Association - ESPN
What I wouldn't give to see an NBA Finals series between the teams that are ranked 1-2 right now (Spurs-Pacers).
Is it just me, but why are Boston 4th on the standings in the East? NBA.com - 2013-2014 Conference Regular Season Standings I could maybe understand if they hadn't played as many games and were able to catch up to those ahead of them with a better %, but Atlanta have played as many games and won more.
Isn't the 3 first places in the conference for the 3 division winners? Boston currently leads the Atlantic division with 8-12!
Overall record is used above winning a division because of situations like this. They changed it sometime around 2006 when Dallas or SA had 60 or so wins and lost their division to the other team. The Nugs were a .500-ish division winner that year. Sent from the new and improved Tapatalk 2.
The team that has the best record in each of the three divisions in each conference is declared division champion. The three division champions, and another team in the conference with the best record, are seeded one through four by their records. This guarantees the division champions no worse than the fourth seed, and also guarantees the conference's two best teams (by record) will be the top two seeds even if the second-best team doesn't win its division. Of the remaining eleven conference teams, the four with the best records are seeded fifth through eighth based on their record.
you mean "Unpowered" rankings ? or "Nonpower" rankings ? or "Dispower" ranking ? Looking at the Eastern Conf ?
NBA Basketball Power Rankings - National Basketball Association - ESPN Pistons have moved out of the lottery rankings and into the top 12....just think if we had beaten the Heat twice in one week??. NBA Power Rankings: Analyzing Where Every Team Stands Heading into Week 7 | Bleacher Report 13 in the Bleacher ratings NBA Power Rankings: Celtics make move in time for Reunion Week - Yahoo Sports 16 in the YAHOO picture
Interesting quote in this commentary talking about Jennings and Smith: "Both players have their pluses, but it doesn't look like a change of scenery is changing their basketball outlook. The Pistons aren't going to win a championship with this core, or come all that particularly close" I'm not tending to agree or disagree with this comment, but it does beg the question - what do we need to win a championship by leveraging off what we have? Adding a superstar would help, but this is hard to see happening. Drummond becoming a superstar would be great, but we would still need a George to his Hibbert. I really see us needing to put together a balanced talent team a-la 2004. He is already on the way, but I have to think any potential championship is predicated on Drummond's rise and maybe Joe-the-drafter pulling off a rare trade win (also called a Rasheed deal).
Nobody in the league expected the 04 team to even go deep in the playoffs, let alone win 1.95 championships and manhandle the East for six years. Taking the league's so called experts' predictions, throwing them back at their faces and having the last laugh is what the Pistons do. We are on our way to taking back what is rightfully ours. Let the doubters doubt. It only makes our inevitable victory all the more sweeter.
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