Help on Deck for Detroit Pistons? A Look at Some Options

March 24th, 2010 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
As the Detroit Pistons limp to the merciful end of a supremely disappointing season, most pundits have begun speculating on what is going to happen next for this team.

Given that Detroit has obvious holes to fill (frontcourt scorer/rebounder, point guard) and some talented potential bargaining chips (Tayshaun Prince, Rip Hamilton, maybe even Rodney Stuckey?), it is easy to see that something has to give.

This team is backcourt loaded and simply can not compete with the mediocre, let alone the elite, teams in the Eastern Conference.

In years past, this time of the season would involve Pistons fans getting some last minute chores out of the way so that they would not miss a minute of the expected additional two months of basketball season that surely awaited at the end of April.

Sadly, this year those fans are reduced to looking forward to potential deals that could improve the Pistons enough to bring them back up to respectability, a tradition typically directed towards the Detroit Lions.

But that is the reality Pistons fans are facing. Two factors, an expected reduction in the salary cap and a few disastrous deals, have th ...

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