By trading Chauncey Billups for Allen Iverson, the Detroit Pistons began the process of dismantling the core of the team that lived in the Conference Finals this decade in order to bring in cap flexibility, and along with it, the potential of new talent.
However, by keeping Tayshaun Prince and Rip Hamilton (as well as bringing back Ben Wallace), and adding in Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva, the Pistons created a disharmonious roster.
Some are too old (Wallace, Prince, Hamilton, Chucky Atkins), some are too young (Rodney Stuckey, rookie Jonas Jerebko, rookie Austin Daye).
Some are finesse players (Villanueva, Gordon, Jerebko), and some are brutes (Stuckey, Jason Maxiell).
Some are defensive minded (Prince, Wallace, Maxiell), while some are defensively ...
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Article written by Erick Blasco