Kwame Brown, Chris Wilcox, Chucky Atkins
5- Ben Wallace, Jason Maxiell
4- Jonas Jerebko
3- Tayshaun Prince & Prince Jr.
2- Ben Gordon, Richard Hamilton
1- Will Bynum
Charlie Villanueva, Dajuan Summers, Rodney Stuckey
Note to Dumars: Rodney Stuckey isn't the second coming of Chauncey Billups. He's good, he has the potential to be great, but he needs the ball in his hands to create. He can't curl off screens, his mid-range jumper and 3 are suspect, and he likes to drive and kick, which doesn't mesh with Rip or Tay's game. He's causing congestion in the lane, which is bad.
I haven't liked the Charlie Villanueva pickup. Too much money to a guy that bask in the glow of his I-phone Twitter account and grabs too few rebounds.
Can we shop him? I think that depends on how much damage teams do to themselves this year trying to acquire big-names.
Dajuan Summers is athletic, but the league is full of athletic guys. If Detroit magically turns into the team that I'm sure Dumars envisioned when he brought in Coach Q, Gordon and CV, then Summers is a great fit at the transition 3.
He's quick, athletic, can fill the lane and will be a high wire act. But, will Detroit ever be a team that is good in transition?
Not unless they can start playing defense.
Based on these assessments, I would say that we have a hole at the 1 and 4, and could use some upgrades at the 5.
I think Dumars sees a team that is in the same vain as Boston, San Antonio or Utah.
They should be able to lock in defensively, run good half-court sets, get a few transitions buckets and the offense should be fluid. But, he bought into a Showtime concept with two players who don't fit the bill. We should revert to a Big Man that plays big, not Rashard Lewis or CV, who thinks he's Lewis.
Lewis and Lamar Odom made the PF spot sexy last year, stretching the floor four ways. But Boston is taking Lewis out of his element and Odom hasn't been playing lights out this year. Phoenix uses Channing Frye and he has his ups and downs. Villanueva thinks he's these guys. He's not.
When a PF can be counted on for 15 points and 10 rebounds, that's solid, and he likely stays home. That's what we need.