2012 NBA power rankings: Pistons fall a spot to No. 28

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

After a one-win week, Detroit falls in the SB Nation NBA power rankings.

The Detroit Pistons dropped a spot in the SB Nation NBA power rankings released Monday.

The Pistons, who were ranked No. 27 last week, are now ranked No. 28. Detroit lost to the Orlando Magic and the New York Knicks.

Here's what Seth Rosenthal had to say about the Pistons this week:

Detroit's distribution of playing time remains in constant, sometimes puzzling flux. The rookies' minutes come and go, Austin Daye hardly plays, Jonas Jerebko may have stunk his way out of the rotation, and Charlie Villanueva just resurfaced out of the blue.

After a long winless streak to start the year, the Pistons still have just three wins this season. Greg Monroe has carried the load so far, leading the team with 16.8 points per game. He's also averaging nearly 10 rebounds per game and 3.7 assists.

Tayshaun Prince and Brandon Knight are the only other Pistons who are averaging more than 10 points per game. Prince is averaging 12.1 with 4.6 rebounds per game. Knight, meanwhile, is averaging 11.7 points and 6.1 assists per game.

Detroit has three games before November ends. The Pistons will host the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday and then the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. They'll end the month with a game on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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