Re: The case for Mullens. Sounds an awful lot like Darko and Amir. Lots of physical tools, but never proven that they can produce consistently on the court. When we drafted Darko and Amir, we were supposedly in a position where we could be patient or gamble on a young, raw, talented big man. This because we had enough talent on the roster already to compete in the league. We may now be in a different position. It looks like we're going to need what another poster recently called "floor ready" talent in order to compete for wins next year. The argument that mediocre talent is readily available is certainly well received. I guess Joe has to determine if there is anyone available at 15 that exceeds the mediocre level. Although, signing veteran mediocre talent is way more expensive than drafting mediocre talent. Mediocre talent that can contribute something on the court will be more valuable next year than a guy who may not be ready to get off the bench. Long term development projects have not been very successful in Detroit unfortunately.