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New-look Pistons eyeing playoff bid

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have missed the playoffs four straight seasons, and the stakes are raised now after a busy offseason.

Detroit signed forward Josh Smith and guard Chauncey Billups and also traded for point guard Brandon Jennings.

Add holdovers such as big men Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, and there's plenty of potential for improvement.

So the Pistons have little use for all those cliches about taking the season one game at a time. This group is already eyeing the postseason.

The most important addition might be Jennings. The Pistons gave up Brandon Knight -- another recent first-round pick -- to get him. Jennings is talented but a bit unpredictable.

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