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Driving to the Basket brings you weekly analysis of everything Detroit Pistons-related! New episodes Wednesday mornings.

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Episode 37: Midseason Review, Part Two - Player...
The second half of our two-part midseason episode reviews and grades the remainder of the roster and concludes with a draft profile of prospective top-five 2021 selection Jonathan Kuminga. 
62 min
Episode 37: Midseason Review, Part One - Blake ...
The first in our two-part midseason episode discusses Blake Griffin's legacy in Detroit, the trade of Svi Mykailiuk for Hamidou Diallo, and Sekou Doumbouya's status as the sole holdover from the pre-Weaver era and his future in Detroit, and finishes with...
82 min
Episode 36: The point guard situation, early tr...
This episode discusses the play of Saben Lee and Dennis Smith Jr., evaluates which Pistons may have trade value prior to the upcoming deadline (less than a month off), and checks in on where the Pistons stand in the race to the bottom of the standings.  
73 min
Episode 35: Moving on from Blake Griffin, and t...
This episode discusses the parting ways of the Pistons and Blake Griffin, does mid-season profiles on Jerami Grant and Josh Jackson, and takes a dive into how this roster's culture differs from that of Pistons teams of the recent past. 
55 min
Episode 34: The Rose trade, Saddiq Bey's progre...
This episode recaps the week's games, discusses the Derrick Rose trade, talks Saddiq Bey's big game and yet more about Isaiah Stewart's persistent improvement, speaks on Mason Plumlee's value, takes note of Wayne Ellington's rapid descent back to earth, ...
73 min
Episode 33: Pistons Tankathon
This episode speaks on the teams that could conceivably beat out the Pistons for the league's top spot in the draft lottery standings, discusses how teams have adapted to better defend Blake Griffin and Wayne Ellington, and ends with a brief talk on Jera...
55 min
Episode 32: Wayne Ellington and Isaiah Stewart,...
This episode speaks at length on Wayne Ellington's hot streak, role in the offense, and potential for trade value, takes a deep dive into Isaiah Stewart's player profile, performance, and progress, and announces Dante (AKA ChefCurrySauce) as the podcast'...
51 min
Episode 31: Checking up on the Youth
This episode evaluates the performance thus far of the team's youth and Jerami Grant. 
62 min
Episode 30: Coaching? What Coaching?
This episode, recorded immediately after the loss against Atlanta, discusses the ways in which Dwane Casey's in-game mismanagement is driving us insane. Also a bit about Isaiah Stewart. 
62 min
Episode 29: The Problems at Power Forward and t...
This episode speaks on the logjam at power forward, Blake Griffin's actual on-court impact, and the value to the Pistons of Jerami Grant, amongst other subjects. 
54 min
Episode 28: Thus-far season takeaways, Killian'...
This solo episode speaks on Killian Hayes's injury, the continuing drag of Dwane Casey's coaching (plus some history), and general season takeaways from the roster through the first eight games. 
47 min
Episode 27: Dwane Casey's Coaching, Troy Weaver...
This episode recaps the season's first two games, critiques Dwane Casey, discusses Troy Weaver's vision for the team, speaks on what we know about Christian Wood's departure from Detroit, and concludes with a quick evaluation of Blake Griffin's performan...
61 min
Episode 26: Things to Look for From the Pistons...
This episode discusses four key players whom the podcast will be tracking throughout the season--including profiles and what to look for in terms of improvement as the season progresses--and concludes with a brief season preview.
62 min
Episode 25: Preseason First Impressions
This episodes discusses first impressions from the team's two initial preseason games. 
50 min
Episode 24: Recapping Free Agency
This episode recaps the team's decisions in free agency, discusses the overall strategy, and profiles the players involved.
73 min
Episode 23: Recapping the Draft
This episode recaps the Pistons' trades and selections at the 2020 NBA Draft, and discusses each individual pick's profile, upsides, downsides, and outlook. (Free agency will be discussed in the next episode.) 
41 min
Episode 22: The Final Four - Hayes, Williams, H...
This episode, the last in the pre-draft series, explores the four players the hosts have deemed likeliest to be the organization's selection at the 2020 NBA Draft. 
70 min
Episode 21: Rebuild News, Patrick Williams, and...
This episode explores recent comments by Troy Weaver on the rebuild, speaks briefly on Christian Wood's upcoming free agency, and discusses recent rumors linking Patrick Williams and LaMelo Ball to the Pistons. 
64 min
Episode 20: The Possible Market for Blake Griff...
This episode explores the potential trade market for Blake Griffin, analyzes some spoken-about draft-day trade scenarios, and ends by speaking a bit about Christian Wood's future (or lack thereof) with the Pistons.
58 min
Episode 19: Podcast Mock Draft and Finals Talk
This episode features a mock draft and explores the upcoming finals matchup. 
85 min
Episode 18: Drafting for the Pistons, Part 3: K...
This episode, the third and final segment of a pre-draft lottery series on potential draftees for the Pistons, profiles Killian Hayes, LaMelo Ball, Tyrese Haliburton, and Cole Anthony. 
63 min
Episode 17: Drafting for the Pistons, Part 2: A...
This episode, the second in a three-part series on potential draftees for the Pistons in October, profiles Anthony Edwards, Deni Avdija, Isaac Okoro, and Devin Vassell. It also discusses the importance of the wing positions, at which the Pistons have lac...
64 min
Episode 16: Drafting for the Pistons: James Wis...
This episode, the first of a three-part series on potential draftees for the Pistons in October, profiles James Wiseman, Onyeko Okongwu, and Obi Toppin while also discussing Christian Wood and the evolution of the modern center. 
78 min
Episode 15: 2019-2020 Season Recap and Player R...
This episode recaps the 2019-2020 season, discussing takeaways and reviewing individual player performances. Part two of a two-part episode.
42 min
Episode 15: 2019-2020 Season Recap and Player R...
This episode recaps the 2019-2020 season, discussing takeaways and reviewing individual player performances. Part one of a two-part episode. 
45 min