russkopp wrote:Free agency showed that Tom Gores will never allow for a proper rebuild. Anyone he hires will be mandated to be “competitive”. In the past I’ve heard it said that Gores worries a true rebuild would push fans away from the arena because they’ve been stuck with crap for the last 10 years. What he fails to realize is the Pistons have no fans. There are the insane people like us who care and know the team is headed nowhere, then there are the families that go to the games and ask “is Chauncey still on the team?” The spend $100 on food and the team store and gores is happy.
It’s garbage. We’re clearly trying to make the playoffs. Same stuff different day.
I agree this is the crux of the issue. At the same time, I am not sure this roster does any better than last year, unless these rookies are better than we thought.
The draft picks made sense with the exception of Stewart at #16. The trades, as the details come out, get worse by the day as GMs took advantage of Weaver and his unyielding desire to get those picks... The free agent signing of Plumlee, and indifference to pay Woods $14M, but okay with paying Grant $20M is puzzling. In the end, this dude is either a mad genius who will prove us, and most of the basketball community, wrong, or he truly is the craziest dude they ever let be a GM and he will be worse than the other Tom Gores experiments.
I can't wait for him to explain all this . He is going to need to pull a rabbit out of his hat to make the "more moves to come" and make this make sense that the Detroit Pistons media is hinting too ( or being told)....My concern is he might have to make even more desperate moves that we have seen to fix the current mess. Again, I hope he turns out to be some mad genius where only he sees this path we are all trying to understand.