If all goes according to plan, the Detroit Pistons could be one of the most fun teams to watch in the NBA this season, and that would be quite a departure from the last few dreary years.

But there's a lot of pressure on this group too. After four straight seasons without a playoff berth, this proud franchise needs a boost from a number of new faces.

Josh Smith signed with Detroit as a free agent, and the Pistons also brought popular guard Chauncey Billups back after he spent the last five years elsewhere. Detroit also traded for a new point guard, acquiring Brandon Jennings from Milwaukee.