Driving to the Basket: A Detroit Pistons Podcast

Driving to the Basket: A Detroit Pistons Podcast

Driving to the Basket brings you weekly analysis of everything Detroit Pistons-related! New episodes Wednesday mornings. Follow the podcast on Twitter at @ToTheBasketPod

Episodes

May 17, 2024 46 mins

This episode recaps the draft lottery, opines on why falling to #5 has much lesser implications than it did last season, and discusses some potential picks of interest (and others of no interest).

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This episode attempts to contextualize the few genuine positives to Pistons owner Tom Gores in the larger picture of the upcoming offseason, and also discusses the NBA postseason so far.

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May 3, 2024 37 mins

This episode builds upon the previous episode by expanding further upon the team's two potential paths forward (win now vs. development), and spends some time underlining that the Pistons are in an even more unenviable position than one might think.

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After a long hiatus, the show returns to discuss the organization's search for a President of Basketball Operations and how the hire might impact the team's offseason strategy.

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March 28, 2024 43 mins

This episode takes a break from the nightmarish tone of the season to examine positive takeaways. 

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This episode discusses the recent injury news before launching into a comprehensive comparison between the rebuilds (so far) of the Pistons, Magic, Thunder, and Rockets.

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This episode discusses James Wiseman's recent improvements, Jalen Duren's outlook, Fontecchio's probable contract future, how Cade and Ivey can play productively together, and more.

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March 6, 2024 48 mins

This episode compares where the season stands to where the Pistons stood at this time last season, recaps the previous week of basketball, discusses rotations, and speaks on why it's hard to truly evaluate the status and future of the rebuild right now.

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February 28, 2024 61 mins

This episode reviews the month of February -- and gets very sidetracked in the process -- with a particular focus on the post-deadline roster.

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This episode spends 30 minutes ranting about the new low the Pistons have reached thanks to noted incompetent Monty Williams, then speaks on free agency for awhile.

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February 9, 2024 56 mins

This episode recaps a very surprising trade deadline for the Pistons.

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This mini-episode examines trade deadline scenarios.

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This episode discusses the recent news about Killian Hayes, analyzes the fit between Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey, and speaks about more about the fast-approaching trade deadline.

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This meandering episode discusses the recent trade, does a quick preview of the fast-approaching trade deadline, and recaps the last few games.

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January 10, 2024 51 mins

This episode responds to a variety of listener-submitted questions. Thank you to everyone who sent in a question!

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January 4, 2024 61 mins

This episode features an impassioned loss of patience with the team's astoundingly awful head coach and opines on the very, very frustrating loss against the Jazz, the disheartening blowout loss against the Rockets, and the relieving win against the Raptors. 

 

 

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This episode recaps the organization's record-breaking 27th straight loss in a single season, commiserates with fellow Pistons fans, and apportions blame for the disaster this season (and, to a lesser but still significant extent, the rebuild) has devolved into.

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December 14, 2023 40 mins

This angrier-than-usual episode discusses all that's gone wrong so far in the season and what can be done about it (not likely much) this season.

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This episode discusses Monty Williams's performance at the quarter-season mark of his first campaign with the Pistons, evaluates recent system changes, speaks further on flawed front office strategy, and talks Zach Lavine's availability on the trade market. 

 

Recorded just prior to the Wednesday game against the Grizzlies. 

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This feature-length episode takes a close look at the organization's poorly planned rebuild strategy and how it led the team to where it stands today. 

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