The NBA is in the midst of its first full week of consequential basketball within the Orlando bubble — a welcomed return to normalcy for players, league executives and fans.
The month of August will also bring some normalcy to the Detroit Pistons, who will see their offseason begin to ramp up in activity. The NBA draft lottery, originally scheduled for May 19, will take place on Aug. 20. And there may be news on a path for the Pistons to hold full-roster workouts and scrimmages for the first time since their season ended on March 11.
Even while the NBA was suspended from mid-March through June and the Pistons faced uncertainty on if and when they would play another game in 2020, the franchise underwent change. Troy Weaver was hired as general manager in June, and he is in the process of filling out his staff. Owner Tom Gores purchased a new G League team last week.
After months of table-setting, members of the front office are understandably excited for the weeks and months ahead.