DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 25: Detroit Pistons’ No.42 Donta Hall keeps Denver Nuggets’ No.7 Mason Plumlee ball away (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow / Getty Images)

Outside of their home team, NBA fans have been talking about one team for 48 hours: the Detroit Pistons

The title of The Sporting News could sum up the general reaction of the NBA community: what the hell are the Pistons doing?

Detroit had a universally hailed draft night, where Detroit stocked up on promising players for the future Their moves, in free will and in the trades have been, well, a bit of a mystery to some

In 48 hours, the Pistons added five centers: Dewayne Dedmon and Tony Bradley via trade, drafted Isaiah Stewart from Washington and signed as free agents Mason Plumlee and Jahlil Okafor

Detroit has also signed Jerami Grant to a three-year, $ 60 million contract He can also play center if coach Dwane Casey wants to go small

The ironic part is that the center that Pistons fans actually wanted, Christian Wood, is apparently heading to the Houston Rockets

(Note: most of these exchanges and signatures are not official yet This is based on reports from normally reliable media sources Until the team officially announces the transactions, things may change)

Since central position has been devalued significantly in this NBA “little ball” era, many people have found it funny how Detroit gobbled up all of those great men:

Oh my god, the pistons just agreed to terms with the giant photo of the skeleton from Home DepotTwittercom / mdYhhbqO4p

The Skeleton Take Was One of the Most Humorous Many basically asked the same question as The Sportings News, but not in a no-fun way: What are the Pistons doing?

GM Troy Weaver hasn’t spoken publicly since Wednesday night All we can do is look at the moves already made and extrapolate the Pistons into thinking what the roster will be going into the camp. ‘training

On Saturday afternoon, Svi Mykhailuk is the only veteran shooter on the list One would assume that will change

One of the centers, Dedmon, has already been canceled and the $ 14 million owed to it has been spread over five years to help with the salary cap Forward Trevor Ariza lasted around 18 hours as a Piston After getting him from Houston, he was quickly dispatched to Oklahoma City

So just because a player becomes the property of the Pistons doesn’t mean they keep him

Detroit opens training camp on December 1 By then you can count on more moves being done

Rose and Griffin were the Pistons’ undisputed veteran bosses Of course, being in charge of a team that has gone 20-46 doesn’t give a player much job security

Given Detroit’s thinness on guard, it looks like Weaver is considering keeping Rose He would be a great mentor for their first draft pick, Killian Hayes

As for Griffin? Detroit just paid Grant a lot of money, and he plays in the same position as Griffin Connecting the Dots

Grant was offered the same amount of money by his former team, the Denver Nuggets. He would have rejected them because he would have a bigger role in Detroit

Again, that doesn’t bode well for Griffin’s future in Detroit Unless the Pistons resurrect a variation of Josh Smith-Greg Monroe-Andre Drummond’s former all-great-man roster

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If Weaver wanted to tank all the Sam Hinkie 76ers ‘Process’ and try to lose as many games as possible, there was no reason to sign Grant or Plumlee for big contracts

Looking at the four draft picks, only Hayes is 19 and has three years of professional experience Hayes is barely a wet kid behind his ears The others have at least two years of college prom behind them

Is Weaver pushing all of his chips to race in Milwaukee and Miami this year? No

He said he would quit the moment he didn’t try to make his team competitive. Looks like he’s keeping his word

The moves Weaver and the Pistons organization have made in recent days have fascinated NBA fans and media around the world

The debate over acquiring all centers, draft picks, all trades, and free agent signings (FYI, not a lot of good stuff about Plumlee signing), has bounced off social media, television and radio

After not playing a game since March 11, people have since had little incentive to notice the Pistons – even in Detroit

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