NBA Detroit Pistons

Creating the Detroit Pistons’ All-Time Starting Lineup

Creating the Detroit Pistons' All-Time Starting Lineup

Detroit Pistons All-Time Starting Five
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With nine division titles, five Eastern Conference championships and three NBA championships, the Detroit Pistons have an impressive resume. In order to have such a resume, the presence of elite players had to exist and the Pistons don't have a shortage of that. With that being said, let's look at who would be a part of the all-time Detroit Pistons' starting lineup.

Isiah Thomas - Point Guard

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Isiah Thomas - Point Guard

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The selection at point guard is a no-brainer. Not only is Isiah Thomas the greatest PG in the history of the franchise, he is also one of the greatest PGs in NBA history as proven by his Hall of Fame status. Over the course of his career, he averaged 19.2 points, 9.3 assists and 1.9 steals. Additionally, he is a two-time NBA champion, the 1990 NBA Finals MVP and a 12-time All-Star. As stated earlier, this selection was a no-brainer.

Dave Bing - Shooting Guard

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Dave Bing - Shooting Guard

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Many expected Joe Dumars to be selected here and that expectation is justified. After all, Dumars is known for locking down Michael Jordan during the Pistons' back-to-back title run from 1988-1990. However, Bing seems to have been forgotten. The former mayor of Detroit averaged 20.3 points and 6.3 assists throughout his career. He was also a seven-time All-Star, scoring champion and a Hall of Fame member. It was close, but Bing gets the nod here.

Grant Hill - Small Forward

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Grant Hill - Small Forward

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For younger fans who only remember the Orlando Magic or Phoenix Suns version of Grant Hill, it is very unfortunate. During his first six seasons with the Pistons, the former Duke superstar averaged 21.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He was also a seven-time All-Star and only injury got in the way of what should have been a Hall of Fame career. He is arguably the greatest all-around player in Pistons' history.

Dennis Rodman - Power Forward

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Dennis Rodman - Power Forward

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Whether he was clean cut or covered in piercings with rainbow hair, Dennis Rodman is arguably the greatest rebounder in NBA history. He is also considered to be one of the greatest defenders in league history and his back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year awards proves that claim. When you also consider his five NBA championships, Hall of Fame status and rebounding prowess only rivaled by Wilt Chamberlain, Rodman is an easy start at PF.

Bob Lanier - Center

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Bob Lanier - Center

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Many of us remember Ben Wallace as being a great Pistons center, but he wasn't the greatest. Back in the 70s, Detroit had the pleasure of having Bob Lanier as their starting center and he was dominant one. Over the course of his career, he averaged 20.1 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 blocks per game. Additionally, he was an eight-time All-Star and is a member of the Hall of Fame. No offense to Big Ben, but he would be Lanier's backup.

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