Detroit Pistons Running On Empty: Just What Is John Kuester Doing?

December 6th, 2010 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
Can someone please explain to me what exactly Detroit Pistons coach John Kuester is up to?

Let's not kid ourselves. Despite the fact that the bulk of the Eastern Conference is an unmitigated disaster and the playoffs are not outside the realm of possibilities for Detroit, this is not a team on the brink of contention.

Team president Joe Dumars obviously has his hands tied until the team is finally sold, something that is not likely to happen until after the All-Star break at the earliest.

That means that the Pistons likely will not be making any major moves before the trading deadline and the current roster is likely to remain until next year.

Given this likelihood, the Pistons should be focused on developing their young players.

Richard Hamilton, Ben Wallace and even Tayshaun Prince likely are the past and not the future of this franchise.

The only reason that it makes sense to play those players, especially Hamilton and Wallace, would be if the Pistons have no other options on their roster.

Despite the abundance of older players on their roster, however, the Pistons also have plenty of young playe ...

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