First night of a 'full slate' for the NBA. Some story lines concerning alum in action tonight specifically: How do the pistons look without Reggie Jackson running the pnr with drummond, will it affect dre's overall offensive efficiency? How much better is drummond defensively? A talented rebounder in the paint, he still doesn't 'control the backline' in the same way gobert or DJ does. Drummond Free Throws For Kemba, is he really 100%? I was not impressed in the preseason and clifford was just running him into the ground. He is coming off knee surgery, was cleared maybe 3 weeks ago. Rudy has made it clear he isn't returning next season to SAC, we are just waiting day to day for the guy to be traded ( it is beneficial to make this sort of trade before january, rudys value is going down every game he plays). Buzz of a dragic - collison/gay deal has cooled. Lamb will have opportunities, but given his lackadaisical defensive effort game to game i'm hoping he starts the season smoking ( no pun intended, don't smoke weed in season jeremy) hot like last year. Really force cliffords hand here, because if he isn't efficient he wont play. No room for error with marco hanging around. this thread will likely get buried but thought i'd try to start something.