Is the future bright for the Detroit Pistons?

It’s that time of the year. The Detroit Pistons are looking to make their debut for the season opener on Wednesday, Oct. 19 against the Orlando Magic. 

The Pistons are a young team on the rise set to give opposing teams keen competition. The team made some changes with a goal towards solidifying a young foundation for the future of Motor City, and they definitely will be a fun squad to watch this season. 

The Pistons still have last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, Cade Cunningham. With his ability to create his own shots and knock down three-pointers, he has some smooth finishing skills, too, controlling the pace of the game. 

Without a doubt, Cunningham is looking like a future All-Star. He continues to prove why he was the No. 1 overall pick.

This season, Cunningham will get even more open looks with the help from the No. 5 overall draft pick, Jaden Ivey. The 6-foot-4 guard out of Purdue University is a dynamic player. 

Ivey is very athletic and can get past defenders easily. His quickness allows him to score off fast breaks, get easy layups and finish through contact. 

Ivey is the most explosive and athletic player in his draft class. He will be a great back-court partner, alongside Cunningham. His game can easily be compared to Memphis Grizzlies star, Ja Morant. 

Alongside these young players is the No. 13 overall draft pick, Jalen Duren. The 6-foot-11 power forward/center is the youngest player in the NBA. 

Duren is another centerpiece that will contribute to the Pistons growth this season and play big on the defensive end. Duren is strong and a great rebounder who can also protect the basket by blocking shots with his 7-foot-5 wingspan. He is a dominant force who finishes with authority, and the most talented big man that came out of this year’s draft for sure. 

Marvin Bagley III, the No. 2 overall draft pick in his class, is looking to revitalize his name after spending his first four years on the Sacramento Kings. He opens the floor for other teammates by being a great lob threat and mid range shooter with the ability to score well in the post.

Bagley is definitely a great addition to a legit young core — this is the most exciting team the Pistons have had in years. 

The Pistons are starting to look like another Bad Boys team. What makes this team so special and different is the fact they are starting from scratch.

This is going to be a good year for the Pistons’s development and an opportunity to learn and build chemistry together. There are high hopes and beliefs that this team is destined to do great things in the future — the beginning of Bad Boys 2.0.