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The Detroit Pistons have an abundance of solid wings and big men who are forced to compete for minutes with each other. Rip Hamilton, Ben Gordon, Tayshaun Prince, Tracy McGrady, Austin Daye, Jonas Jerebko, Charlie Villanueva, Jason Maxiell, Greg Monroe, and Ben Wallace are all rotation players who will be forced to battle each other for minutes.
What’s surprising is that with such a logjam at the shooting guard through center spots, the Pistons wouldn’t trade for something they are lacking: a true starting point guard.
Rodney Stuckey is an excellent scorer and an above average facilitator, but he has been playing out of position at the point guard spot. At 6’5", Stuckey is a poor shooter but an outstanding scorer, and being forced to be the Pistons’ primary distributor has held him down.
His backup, Will Bynum, is a point guard, but doesn’t seem ready to be the Pistons’ starting floor general.
Detroit suffered through a mediocre and injury-laden season last year, and failed to reach the playoffs. If they want to improve their fortunes, they would be wise to trade for a pure point guard. They have plenty of good players and contracts to work out a deal with, and would be smart to look for a deal that would land them a quality distributor.
Baron Davis, T.J. Ford or Jose Calderon could be good fits, and their respective teams all have holes at positions where the Pistons are stacked.