What a sad journey it has been for Charlie Villanueva and Austin Daye.
Villanueva was a high-priced free agent that was supposed to shore up the perimeter and infuse some youth and talent to an aging lineup.
Daye was the seven foot small forward that was supposed to become the next Tayshaun Prince.
Sadly, neither had much of a career with Detroit, and the future seems bleaker.
Villanueva has no shot of beating Jonas Jerebko out of minutes at the four, and the Pistons will be looking to develop their two new big men, using the minutes that might otherwise go to Villaneuva.
Charlie couldn't make the rotation last year, and now the Pistons have some depth. He is destined to be the 12th man on the roster.
Daye doesn't really have a set position, and will struggle to take minutes away from Singler, Maggette and English.
At best he will be a situational shooter, but he is a liability in every other aspect of the game.
Khris Middleton is a talented player that saw his stock drop after a disappointing season last year, but probably won't be active most games.
Ben Wallace may be back, but it will be tough for him to be much more than a practice mentor for the big guys.
The one question is Will Bynum. The Pistons lack a true backup point guard for Knight. And while Bynum can play the position, he probably won't get to play regularly unless Knight gets hurt or suddenly becomes foul-prone.
Instead, the Pistons will probably opt to move Stuckey over to the point to spell Knight, and then use Maggette and English to back him up.
That being said, Bynum is the most likely candidate to become a regular contributor out of this group.