2012 NBA power rankings: Pistons drop to No. 30

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Pistons find themselves at the bottom of the NBA power rankings following their opening week.

The Detroit Pistons' regular season got off to a rough start, and as a result, the team has dropped to the bottom of the latest NBA power rankings.

After being ranked No. 24 in the preseason power rankings, the Pistons fell to No. 30 in SB Nation's Week 2 power rankings. The Pistons lost their first three games of the season, including a blowout 108-79 loss to the Lakers on Sunday. Detroit has struggled on both ends of the court, ranking 28th in the league in points per game and 25th in the league in points per game allowed.

While the No. 30 ranking doesn't bode well for the Pistons, it is still very early in the season. Seth Rosenthal, who wrote the rankings, said it will take a few weeks and a lot more games to really sort out where teams stand. Here is what Rosenthal had to say about the Pistons.

Yoooo, Pistons backcourt. Guys. You've got to start hitting your shots, guys. This is not a good strategy.

Rosenthal is referring to Rodney Stuckey and Brandon Knight, who have made 12 of 58 shots to start the season.

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