The Pistons have won seven of their last nine games, which took them from having the second worst record in the NBA to the 24th.
As the team continues to rebuild, some have been concerned how these wins will impact their lottery chances.
"Our job is to give 100 percent, best effort, otherwise we're stealing money," said Lawrence Frank. "As I understand, from a theoretical standpoint, it's a great draft coming up, so let's get a lot of ping balls. But as a player or coach, if we think that way, they should fire us. You can't do it. One, we make a lot of money to go out and do our jobs. Also, for the people that support our team, that would be one heck of an indictment to know that your team wasn't giving its best effort because they were playing for next year."