This afternoon edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” — Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews an upcoming 76ers opponent — features tonight’s opponents, the Detroit Pistons who are the foes for the 76ers last game vs. a team that is currently below them in the NBA standings.
That’s right the Pistons hold a better NBA Lottery spot (currently projected to be 5th) then the Sixers (currently projected to be 7th) and if Philadunkia’s home team has any hope of moving closer to a Top 5 selection in June’s NBA Draft then they need to lose this game. Tonight’s contest is the last game for 2009-10 in which the Sixers control their own destiny with regards to the pursuit of a better draft pick. After tonight we’ll have to rely on other teams around the League – Sacramento, New York, Golden State, the Clippers, Indiana, Detroit and perhaps Washington as well – to win a few games down the stretch for the Sixers to move up the Draft board. We all know those teams can not be relied on for anything, so tonight the Sixers must take matters into their own hands. Play solid, hard basketball and take another OT loss as you did in Toronto the other night or simply lay down like dogs like you have done many times this year — honestly it’s up to you. We don’t care how you do it, just DO NOT win this game.
For a little more insight into the Pistons team the Sixers face tonight, we turn to our man Dan Feldman from pistonpowered.com to answer two questions on the Pistons from us here at Philadunkia as well as provide us with two points of analysis on this Detroit squad from an insider’s perspective.