Sunday, May 25, 2014

Blog Reset

Things have been a bit hectic lately, and with the developments of the Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, I haven't really been able to/felt like writing a whole lot.  Now that things have settled and I'm done moving large amounts of objects across the state, things will pick back up.  The one thing I did do in the downtime is add a forum to the blog.  Signing up through Nabble is easy and free; the forum will likely remain uncensored and wide open as long as things stay under control.  I'll do my best to add content in there as well, but I would love to build a community of Pistons and basketball fans here, so I would enjoy it if all of you joined in too.  As always, the easiest way to get consistent, updated content from 6CD is by following on Twitter, @Kevin6CD

With the Pistons not having a first round pick, 1st round draft scouting will become non-existent unless specific, legitimate rumors spout up about the team moving back into the first round.  There probably won't be another mock draft until the week or two leading up to the draft because, well, the Pistons don't pick until the 38th spot and 2nd round picks are tough to project.  Did I jinx the Pistons by scouting the 1st round before the pick was locked up?  Absolutely!

For now, 2nd round draft scouting will continue.  Expect to see posts on prospects such as Damien Inglis, DeAndre Daniels, C.J. Wilcox, Spencer Dinwiddie and others that the Pistons appear to have interest in.  These will be in addition to prior 2nd round scouting reports that can be found below:

Mitch McGary
Johnny O'Bryant
Jabari Brown

Also, running well behind schedule is the 2014 Season Review series.  Moving unexpectedly pushed this well past where I wanted it to wrap up, but nonetheless, every player will be covered.  This is mostly selfish because I spent time writing about Luigi Datome and dammit I want to write about Andre Drummond!  Expect the next few to come in the following week.  Previous season reviews can be found here:

Lineup Analysis
Tony Mitchell
Charlie Villanueva
Peyton Siva
Luigi Datome
Chauncey Billups
Josh Harrellson
Jonas Jerebko

Another thing to expect going forward is a breakdown on specific players the Pistons may have an interest in over the course of the off-season.  Most trade targets have already been covered briefly in a pair of posts, but now that we have an idea of what direction the organization is going in, it will be easier to narrow down the targets and really analyze them.  Look for posts on players such as Ray McCallum, Kyle Lowry, O.J. Mayo, Terrence Ross, Jeff Green, Ryan Anderson, Harrison Barnes and possible others.  The list of possible backcourt and frontcourt trade targets can be found at the links below:

Backcourt Trade Targets
Frontcourt Trade Targets

Look for all of these things and more going forward as the blog once again picks the pace back up.  The future of the Pistons looks brighter than it has in the last five years with the hiring of Stan Van Gundy.  This should lead into one of the most exciting seasons of Pistons basketball since the Going to Work crew was broken up when Billups was traded.  I would be honored if you chose to follow the upswing of Detroit basketball with me here at Six Championship Drive, as the team strives to change the address to Seven Championship Drive.

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