Its mid season and SI has published their grades of every NBA team. Here is what they say about the good guys: Detroit Pistons: D- 16-26, No. 10 in the East This has been another in a long line of pointless seasons for the Pistons, who are stuck in the below-average muck thanks to questionable decision after questionable decision and bad contract after bad contract from management. The worst part of this season has been the franchise’s handling of Andre Drummond. One of the most promising and productive rookies in the 2012 class has played 30 minutes or more just twice even though he is averaging 13.6 points, 13.4 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 1.6 steals per 36 minutes. There’s no explanation for that. Making matters worse, Brandon Knight and Greg Monroe — the Pistons’ other two building blocks — haven’t taken significant steps forward either. Pretty blunt assessment from an outsider that probably only connects with the Pistons by reading the box scores 5 minutes before writing the article. I think the grade is a little low, but not by much. Especially since the bad contracts he mentions are from previous years. On another note. How bad does that 0-9 start (or whatever the exact carnage was) look now. What is it about Frank that his teams start so slow. A win in November is worth the same in March.