I know the season is still early, but this is the direction the 2011-12 year will ultimately head for the Pistons (despite Jerebko's promise of playoffs). With the shortened 66-game season, most teams are nearly through a quarter of their schedule already. As of now, Detroit sits in 3rd place, just one game back: 1. Washington 2-12 2. Charlotte 3-12, 0.5 GB 3. Detroit 3-11, 1 GB 4. New Orleans 3-10, Toronto 4-11, New Jersey 4-11, 1.5 GB There are still a lot of teams in the hunt for the most ping pong balls.