Detroit Pistons’ 2021-22 preseason schedule features 4 games

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Pistons have four games on their preseason schedule ahead of the 2021-22 season, with two at home and two on the road.

The Pistons announced Friday they’ll host San Antonio on Oct. 6 at Little Caesars Arena (7 p.m.), visit Memphis on Oct. 11 (8 p.m.) and New York on Oct. 13 (7:30 p.m.), before hosting Philadelphia on Oct. 15 (7 p.m.).

Television and radio broadcast schedules for preseason games have yet to be announced.

The Pistons, who open training camp at the end of September, begin the regular season at home vs. Chicago on Oct. 20, then visit the Bulls on Oct. 23.

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The Pistons enter their second year under general manager Troy Weaver and fourth season with coach Dwane Casey. The team last week traded Sekou Doumbouya, its last remaining player from the 2019-20 roster, making 2020 first-round pick Killian Hayes the longest-tenured Piston.

New additions include No. 1 overall draft pick Cade Cunningham and sweet-shooting big man Kelly Olynyk.

Win projections peg the Pistons in the mid-20s, above only Orlando in an improved Eastern Conference. Their last playoff appearance was a sweep to Milwaukee in 2019; the franchise has not won a playoff game since 2008, a streak of 14 consecutive losses and an NBA record.

Their opening night starting lineup is projected to be Cunningham, Hayes, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant and Isaiah Stewart.

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