Not at all surprising results. The problems are still present and won’t go away until this summer’s changes. Can anything be done to help the playoff situation? Granted, the Pistons will make the playoffs, but not a go-to-player-in-the-bunch. I suggest that we move in an incremental fashion. There are two moves that can be made which will not compromise an impact situation for the summer turn-around. One: we have to get JMax into the starting rotation and more playing minutes. The vaulted defense will have to find way back through the offense. JMax creates all types of match-up problems and the sooner we get him in the starting rotation, the better. Far too much compliancy on this team. Two: we need to pick up an individual who is a go-to type. The bigger positions (5-4) are too tough for an overhaul now and every team is in a chase for big man influence. The CB situation complicates the issue of big trade impacts and it is best taken on over the summer. However, there is one huge option at the 1-2 spot: we are talking Bonzi Wells. Here we have a go-to guy and not to mention brings huge baggage issues. This is one mind-set in search of some form of stability…which has a huge potential upside for Detroit. Here’s why: Competing huge egos modify and re-direct excessive individualism (Sheed and CB). This could modify his excessive meanderings and his personality fit can be accepted by the team. I like to call this, “The Three Christ of Ypsilanti” syndrome. He is not happy with his current team (which may never happen) and wants out. He actually never got to the front door. Grew up the Midwest (Indiana) and the style of pure individualism fits the eastern game as it currently now stands. Thrives in the spot light and is fearless during crunch time. CB, Rip, and Bonzi are huge match up problems during playoff time, because all defensive set against Rip and CB (and well known) are out the door. Opens up the paint. If the other teams cheat, then fire away. In playoff time, you need to break up the defensive sets and this will show a different side of offensive flow which is non-existent. Put up a 100 shots...JMax and Bonzi (excellent rebounder) will have a feast. Regardless of season’s results with him on team, he will provide a plethora of options just having his talent available to the Pistons for maximizing purposes when serious negotiations start this summer. I am taking huge gulps of the “power of positive thinking” concerning the strategic talent of JD’s organization to see this advantage. Detroit can handle his personality. This deal can be made cheap (relatively) and I am sure the rest of this forum should be able to tell the organization how much and what way this can be accomplished. JD is now at 30 games and the results will be no further along at game 60 if a deal like this is not completed. This deal needs to be done now and accommodations can start to further enhance our chances of another title. Go Pistons.