Basketball, more than any other sport, is about matchups. There are specific players, when grouped together, that represent the perfect antidote to their opponent's advantage.
If you are going up against a big lineup, you either counter with your own big lineup or go small to run them off the court. If they go small, you go big and power them down. If your opponent is killing you in transition, shift gears to a more athletic group.
This is one of the reasons why basketball coaches are perhaps the most valuable in all of sports. They have a small number of players at their disposal, and therefore they have more of a chance of making a difference with their moves.
That said, a team needs to have a preconceived notion of what lineups work best for each situation they may encounter. So here is our chance to debate which players, when grouped together, would represent the best lineups for the Pistons.