Detroit Pistons '09 Offseason Moves

Steven FinchCorrespondent IApril 27, 2009

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As if you don't already know, the Pistons are the only team to get swept in the playoffs so far.

That's disheartening seeming they were in the Eastern Conference Finals for six years in a row.

I wasn't expecting them to beat the Cavs in their first-round matchup, but they could have won at least one game.

Curry does not seem to be the answer at the coaching spot, at times looking lost during the season on what to do with his lineup.

How the mighty have fallen.

We could have seen this coming though, the Pistons lost four of those Conference Finals in a row.

This last offseason, Joe Dumars proclaimed that no one on the roster was safe.

I just didn't think Chauncey Billups was the most expendable though, being traded for Allen Iverson after just four games into the year.

That has me thinking about who should stay this offseason and who should go.

Who should go?

F, Rasheed Wallace

He is my favorite player on the roster past and present.

The same candor that I thought gave the Pistons life, is now the same that kills them in the end.

His minutes this year fell to 2,123 from 2,346 the previous year.

He also failed to score 184 points compared to the year before, but the thing that stands out the most is his technical fouls.

What is the point of having a dynamic power forward, if he doesn't get to play in big games late in the year, due to his mouth?

As much as it pains me, Wallace has no spot on next season's team as far as I'm concerned.

SG, Richard Hamilton

I know I'm going to catch alot of heat for saying he should go, but I saw a different side of Hamilton this year than previous.

He seemed to give up because of the Billups trade. Taking a trade too personally in any professional sport is stupid.

This is a business, and you should know that if you are a pro player.

Besides one player shouldn't make you that upset, even if he was on of the best point guards in the league.

If I was a GM in any sport, anyone who seems to give up because of a trade, you have no spot on the roster.

I have no room for cry babies.

HC, Micheal Curry

This guy was not ready to be a coach for the Pistons. Maybe the Sacramento Kings, but not the Pistons.

One player shouldn't have shook up the roster that bad.

Curry needs to go, plain and simple.

GM, Joe Dumars

I can't believe I'm saying this either, Dumars can't be fired.

His play throughout the years almost solidifies his spot in some kind of management position with the Pistons.

But the things that stand out to me, is the Curry decision. That was a bad personel move ever. Like I said before he has no idea what he is doing.

Lets go back to the Darko Milicic draft move.

I can't believe that Dumars passed up Carmelo Anthony for Milicic. What did we get for that move?

Well Milicic isn't with the team obviously, and I think he has only scored in the 20's twice in his career. That's not a top three stat to me.

That draft move was idiotic at best, dumb move.

I know it's been said before, but I'm going to say it again. Trading Billups was stupid.

While the Pistons were busy getting swept, Billups is leading his team through his outstanding play so far in the playoffs.

Like I said, I'm going to catch heat for some of these proposed moves, but you have to look past the love for Dumars, and think of whats best for the team.

Just remember, this is a business.


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