The Dumars Principle: Where Will It Take the Pistons Next?

February 21st, 2010 by Brett Dalton Leave a reply »
This is the second of two articles on the past, present and future of Joe Dumars and his leadership of the Detroit Pistons.  The first part can be read here.

Primarily, we know that Joe Dumars is always trying to build a championship-caliber team.  If he looks at his roster and does not see that it is headed in that direction, he will make the moves he deems necessary to get it there, even if that means clearing space for future free agent signings.

Although nothing is set in stone, it is safe to assume that he has his backcourt of the future in place in Stuckey and Gordon.  He also seems willing to give a long look to Austin Daye, someone he sees as both a stretch four and a point forward. 

I would also assume that his recent "diamond in the rough" find, Jonas Jerebko, has a place as a combo forward in the Pistons' rotation for years to come, unless a "can't miss" deal comes along.  And I wouldn't be surprised to see Will Bynum back, unless someone offers him a deal Dumars doesn't feel comfortable matching. 

Everyone else should keep their Realtor on speed dial.  The next couple of m ...

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