One hall of fame coach vs. a rookie coach who does not know what he is doing. No way Charlotte is good enough to beat us without our coach making some really bad decisions. The only good news is that he actually let his team try a comeback with decent players in at the end. (Although, Bynum is still injured, that last unit was about the only time in the game we had a decent unit out there. Atkins continues to start, and the team continues to look more and more like strangers by the day. Atkins is no point guard, but Kuester would not know. He does seem to figure things out like a month late; when is he going to realize that playing a 5-8 point guard who can't defend but just a very small percentage of NBA players, and who is just a shooting guard born into too small a body for the NBA, and who is aging, is not the way to go. Its not like Atkins is going to "develop" from these minutes. I admire all the work Atkins puts into his game - but its a losing battle. Please Kuester, get a clue and go in another direction. Then you got the Kwame situation. Kwame barely played tonight, but it did not help us any we fell 10 more back in his few minutes of play. Inexcusable to sit Wilcox the last few games. No, no, no, Kwame does not have to do well for us for us to do well. Kwame mainly needs to sit out of the way, and the team will then do just fine. Next, you got the CV problem. Darn right CV, you were quite right in your interview the value to your team when you can't move out there. Its zero. Absolute zero. And this non-sense whoever created about us needing you? Look, Ben Wallace nor Maxiell played much in this game, and Wilcox did not play in the first half. The Pistons have plenty of guys who can play basketball. Get healthy, that is how you indeed can help the team. As for Ben Wallace insuating guys got to play thru things, that is the mistake he chose over and over for his career. Its wrong for him, and wrong for anyone else who needs to stay out of the game to get healthy. If the team is truly banged up - there is this little known secret that you can sign another player to the team. 10 day contract. But hey, the Pistons have not had a single game this year where they were short handed. Just a coach who failed to play the players he had available. Now, as someone mentioned, Wilcox did good. You zing the ball toward the basket, and Wilcox smoothly gathers it in and puts the ball in the bucket. You get the ball to Wilcox near the basket, and he scores it. And he hit a jumper, and I think a putback? Did not miss a shot. But I digress. I meant to say so what, Kuester is likely to sit Wilcox out the next several games and continue this continually failing experiment with Kwame getting regular rotation minutes. Good things. Our 3 rookies all got some good minutes. And this losing streak is in the midst of a stretch of mostly road games. The schedule will even out, and we will win some. Guys will get healthy again. Bad things. So lets say someone does get healthy. We have a rookie coach who can not control what occurs in a game. Whoever comes back will just go out injured shortly there after by being overplayed. Pretty much inevitable. At this point, what Kuester says is meaningless until he proves he can actually carry out a plan while the game is going on. Stuckey was pretty steady on his jumpers, about the most entertainment we all can take from this one.