We are Alex and Karl Rosaen. We are brothers. The brothers Rosaen. Brosaen.

Pistons Podcast

We have a podcast all about the Detroit Pistons.

Episode 32—Stuck in the Middle With You

Wed, Feb 22—Karl and Alex discuss the Pistons' recent run of ups and downs, trade rumors, chemistry problems, and what it will take to get to the next level. Playoffs, here we zzzzzzzzz

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Episode 31—Taking stock at mid-season

Mon, Jan 2—The brothers discuss the major ups and downs of the season through the first 35 games, which include crazy blow-out wins and losses, and our mid-season skid after getting Reggie Jackson back from injury. We break down our prospects for the rest of the season, the playoff outlook, and the longer-term future with Andre Drummond as our anchor.

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Episode 30—Treading water without Reggie Jackson

Tue, Nov 15—The brothers examine our decent start to the 2016-17 season including how our defense is keeping us afloat as we await Reggie Jackson's return, our improved bench, Drummond's progress and more!

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Episode 29—2016 Season Preview and Pistons Primer

Wed, Oct 12—Alex and Karl preview the 2016 season, analyzing the most recent off-season moves, Reggie Jackson's injury and our season wins prediction. We also provide a brief history since the last time we were good to help any lapsed Pistons fans out there come up to speed with the Van Gundy era.

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Episode 28—Ranking the Best Pistons of All Time

Tue, Aug 16—The brothers rank the best Pistons of all time through the lens of Alex's all time great player spreadsheet.

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Episode 27—Off to the Offseason

Thu, Jun 30—Karl and Alex discuss the Pistons' playoff (moral) victories, our new draft pick, and what to expect in the July free agent frenzy

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Episode 26—We're in the freaking playoffs

Sat, Apr 16—Alex and Karl celebrate The Pistons first post-season appearance in 7 years, take a look at how we exceeded our own expectations and look ahead at our matchup against The Cavs this Sunday.

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Episode 25—Tobias Tobias Tobias (and Drummond)

Wed, Mar 2—The brothers discuss new Piston Tobias Harris and what he means for the Pistons' future--and the playoff hunt. Plus, just how good would Andre be if he could make free throws? We crunched the numbers!

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Episode 24—The Defense Rests

Tue, Jan 26—The brothers discuss how the Pistons have landed in the doldrums since the holidays, how the hack-a-Drummond strategy is affecting the team, and check in on how our key players are doing over the last month. Plus, SVG sounds pretty mad about our effort on defense!

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Episode 23—Reggie has arrived

Tue, Dec 29—The pistons have been treading water, but Reggie Jackson has lived up to the hype in the month of December! Alex and Karl discuss RJ, Andre's development, and a few thoughts on roster moves that could put us closer to contending.

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Episode 22—Regressing towards the mean

Fri, Dec 4—Alex and Karl discuss The Piston's return to the middle of the pack after our 5-1 start, how Stanley Johnson is underrated when compared to Justise Winslow, Drummond's post game, our bench and more!

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Episode 21—Our Defense is Incredible!

Sun, Nov 8—Karl and Alex discuss the Piston's fast 4-1 start, and get into the weeds on why our offense is so bad, and our defense is so legendary so far. Plus, a round-up of how mainstays Drummond, Jackson, and KCP have looked, as well as newcomers Stanley Johnson and Marcus Morris.

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Episode 20—2015-16 Season Primer

Sun, Oct 25—Everything you need to get ready for the 2015-2016 season. Alex and Karl set the scene with The Pistons recent history, off-season moves and how the Stan Van Gundy era is shaping up against his vision. We make our season wins prediction and identify the keys to the Pistons season to watch out for.

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Episode 19—2015 Preseason check-in

Sun, Oct 11—Karl and Alex check in on pre-season projections, how our thinking has evolved since all of the big off-season moves happened, and what we're looking for in the remaining pre-season games.

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Episode 18—How's the Off-season Going?

Sun, Jul 12—The dust is starting to settle on the off-season and the Pistons have made some major moves. Alex and Karl break down our draft, our two new starters acquired from other teams, and Reggie Jackson's new all-in contract.

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Episode 17—2015 Draft Preview

Sun, May 24—Charles and Zeke Burhans join Alex and Karl to discuss what The Pistons should do with the 8th pick in the 2015 draft. How important is immediate fit vs long term potential? Would we consider taking Mudiay (a 2 guard) if he fell to us even though we need a 3 and 4 now? Might we trade down for multiple picks in this unusually deep draft?

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Episode 16—2015 Season Review

Sun, Apr 19—Alex and Karl review the 2014/2015 season, comparing our optimistic pre-season predictions to how things actually turned out.

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Episode 15—On the skids again

Sun, Mar 22—Alex and Karl examine our recent skid - with our playoff hopes dashed what does the rest of our season hold for us?

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Episode 14—Our future with Reggie Jackson and beyond

Sun, Feb 22—Alex, Karl, and friend of the podcast Charles Burhans discuss life after Jennings' injury and the trade for Reggie Jackson. And while we optimistically wait and see how well Jackson can lead us for the rest of the season, what are are chances at the playoffs? What should we do this off season with all our cap space?

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Episode 13—Are we really this good?

Sun, Jan 18—Alex and Karl pinch themselves - are The Pistons really the 2nd best team in the league since cutting Josh Smith? We break down our unbelievable turnaround from several angles.

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Episode 12—Nice knowin' ya Josh!

Thu, Jan 1—Karl and Alex try to sort through the implications of the Pistons waiving Josh Smith. What does it mean for our salary cap? Why are we playing so much better since we let him loose? And, wait, are we in the playoff mix again?!?

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Episode 11—The Offense is Offensive

Thu, Dec 4—Alex and Karl report findings from seeing the Golden State game in person, and discuss why our offense has been so heinous so far, how we've achieved mediocrity on defense, and take a look at what advanced stats say about our key players on offense. At the end we get desperate and explore whether Dinwiddie and Datome offer any hope from the far end of our bench.

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Episode 10—Exploring The Pistons rocky start to the 2014 season

Wed, Nov 12—Alex and Karl examine The Pistons 2 and 6 start to the 2014 season. Drummond seems to have regressed as he tries to take on a larger role, Josh Smith is still shooting outside shots and KCP isn't shooting well. Meanwhile, Brandon Jennings and Graig Monroe are excelling, and Van Gundy doesn't seem to shy away from playing the big 3 together despite last year's poor performance.

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Episode 9—The 2014 Pistons are worth watching - and might just make the playoffs

Sun, Oct 26—Alex and Karl give their pitch for why you should watch The Pistons this year, and why we might even make the playoffs. After rounding up the coaching and roster changes in the off season, we dive into more details of how many wins we can expect considering "real plus minus" and "offensive win shares" advanced metrics of our roster.

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Episode 8—Monroe signing the qualifying offer and Drummond's impact on Team USA

Sun, Sep 7—Alex and Karl break down what Greg Monroe's decision to sign the qualifying offer means for the Pistons. Also discussed: how Andre Drummond has a shot at making a difference against Spain as part of Team USA in the FIBA World Cup and why you should watch.

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Episode 7—The Pistons' Roster and our place in The Eastern Conference

Wed, Jul 23—Free agency has matured and The Pistons' roster has potentially solidified - what are our chances in the Eastern Conference this season with The Heat splitting into two playoff teams with Lebron in Cleveland? Hint: a losing record won't cut it this year.

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Episode 6—Jodi Meeks and Pistons' Free Agency

Sun, Jul 6—The NBA Free agency has begun, and while the Pistons have no shot at Lebron, we've already begun filling out our roster with the addition of former Laker 3pt gunner Jodi Meeks

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Episode 5—Will Lance Make em' Dance in Pistons Blue?

Sun, Jun 15—Lance Stephenson is one of the more promising free agents that the Pistons could snag this off season - but is he worth outbidding the Pacers for?

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Episode 4—Is Moose Worth a Max Contract?

Sun, Jun 1—Greg Monroe is a restricted free agent and it's looking like someone is going to offer him a max contract - should Stan Van Gundy and the Pistons match the offer to keep him for years to come?

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Episode 3—The Pistons roster through the lens of advanced basketball metrics

Sun, May 25—What do some of the most popular metrics such as player efficiency rating (PER), plus minus, offensive efficiency rating and usage percentage say about the current Detroit Pistons roster?

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Episode 2—Van Gundy and a first look to the future

Sun, May 18—We discuss the hiring Stan Van Gundy as Pistons GM and Coach and look ahead to how our team will look under Van Gundy's leadership.

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Episode 1—A Joe Dumars Retrospective

Sun, May 4—In our first episode we discuss Joe Dumars' legacy as the GM of the Detroit Pistons.

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