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Three Pistons players are preparing for a stellar season

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It takes the right combination of ingredients to make a satisfying meal. Some dishes are ready to serve in minutes, but the best meals often take a little longer.

The same can be said for a basketball team, especially like the Pistons, looking to jump into the Eastern Conference.

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To make it all work, the team needs a realistic schedule and a specific mix of the right elements, like a star player, a primary No. 2 option, a lockdown defender, dedicated role players and a postman. X – a player who could have a breakout season.

Health, of course, is always a bonus.

The Pistons are about to embark on Year 3 of their promising rebuild under the leadership of general manager Troy Weaver. After a productive offseason, the roster looks to be in a better position to win more games than last year’s 23-win campaign.

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