I've finally come to realize that the BENCH is a huge factor as to why the Pistons have fallen apart in the playoffs year after year. If you look back to our bench from the 2003-2004 championship year to this past season it looks like: 2004 - Mike James (PG), Mehmet Okur (PF/C), Corliss Williamson (PF) 2005 - Carlos Arroyo (PG), Antonio McDyess (PF), Lindsey Hunter (PG) 2006 - Carlos Arroyo (PG), Antonio McDyess (PF), Mauric Evans (SF) 2007 - Lindsey Hunter (PG), Antonio McDyess (PF), Jason Maxiell (PF) As you can see over the years our bench has gotten weaker and weaker. We went from Lindsey Hunter having a minimal role off the bench in 2004 to Lindsey Hunter being the first PG coming off the bench. I really feel like the bench combination we had in 2004: a penetrating PG, jump shooting C/PF, and a grind it out PF is ideal for the playoffs. As you can see since then we haven't had that winning combination. I do believe Jason Maxiell fills that Corliss Williamson role perfectly as well as McDyess filling the Okur role. However, ever since we lost Carlos Arroyo we haven't had a solid PG backing up Chauncy Billups. Lindsey Hunter is a defensive specialist and should only come in during certain situations. He should NOT be the first PG coming off the bench. This is why the Pistons NEED to draft a PG (Law, Crittenton) with their #15 pick.