Well, the Piston's have one thing going for them. Even if AI gets to town before tonight, we all know he can't make a team better with practice. He's supposed to be a franchise player, and we're hoping the Pistons won't get him in time for practice? How can he make his teammates better by practicing?
I doubt he could be cleared to participate in practice that quick. AFAIK, the NBA has to approve the deal first. Then the players have to pass a physical.