Despite Injuries, Detroit Pistons are Still Underachieving

November 23rd, 2009 by Justin Sucher Leave a reply »
When a team loses its two best players to injuries, there's a very noticeable difference in the way a team performs without said players.  

For the Detroit Pistons, their current slump is starting to wear old with Pistons fans, and some are even calling for change.

Now, I'm not a fan of what President Joe Dumars has put together in Detroit. I didn't think that Ben Gordon or Charlie Villanueva were what the team needed to start fresh, especially with the price tags that they came with.

However, the signings did give the team some flexibility in the backcourt and at the small forward position, which, as of late, has come in handy.  

Even though Richard Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince have been absent from the lineup for quite some time, I thought this Pistons team would still compete on a similar level that they would with Hamilton and Prince.

There's an obvious lack of defense without Prince, but Hamilton's scoring is definitely replaceable, as shown by Will Bynum and Ben Gordon.

But, the Pistons have lost five straight and seven of their last 10 games.  In that stretch, the Pistons have scored over 100 points t ...

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