This year’s Detroit Pistons have a distinct advantage over last year’s team: This group has already benefited from an offseason of summer league games and workouts together. Because of last year’s lockout, then-rookie point guard Brandon Knight was forced to sink or swim after the lockout ended. Things are back to normal this season. Coaches are able to work with players. Players are able to work out together. And everyone is working to create a team. “I definitely think it’ll help,” Knight said. “You can work with your own staff for a couple months and work on things that you know you need to work on — just spend more time with your players, with your coaching staff, with Arnie (Kander, athletic trainer).