Detroit’s “Big 3”: Pistons Analysis

The Brooklyn Nets take on the Detroit Pistons at home in Brooklyn at Barclays Center tonight, at 7:30 P.M. EST. The game won’t be televised anywhere, but we’ll keep you up to date on our Twitter account on the game’s progression.

To preview tonight’s game, I asked Dan Feldman of Detroit Pistons Blog Piston Powered to answer a few questions about the Detroit Pistons. Question and answer after the jump.

1) So, it’s preseason. What should the Nets expect to see from Detroit tomorrow?

Feldman: The Pistons have sat players game by game rather than use huge rotations, and that will probably continue. So, they won’t likely see the full Pistons. Just a hodge-podge of players.

2) Detroit’s only played two games and one of them wasn’t even against an NBA team, but has anything surprised you so far?

Feldman: Josh Smith has made 5-of-7 3-pointers. Preseason, sample size, etc. Still. Atlanta fans used to groan when he shot 3-pointers. He’s at least buying himself a honeymoon in Detroit.

3) Repeat: It’s only been two games and one of them wasn’t against an NBA team. But how has the great “Josh Smith-Greg Monroe-Andre Drummond” experiment gone so far, do you see it as an advantage matching up with Brooklyn?

Feldman: Way too early to draw any conclusions, but the Nets should match up better than the typical team against that group. Brooklyn has a big starting front line, and Andrei Kirilenko provides versatility as a combo forward.