THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE DETROIT PISTONS Based on Langlois latest article, it appears that Joe may be replacing Tay, Rip and Sheed. The potential for a whole new starting lineup minus Stuckey is imminent. With all of this said, it's time to stop castrating Joe D and move on to more substantive issues like predicting who our next starters will be. Let me be the first to say that I love Joe D, I hate some of the decisions that he has made over the past few years, but I respect the man to the utmost for his character, as well as, a former pistons player, hall of famer and GM. He is hands down one of the best in the business. We all sung his praise not so long ago for pulling the rug from under Danny Ainge, as well as, him being one of the best if not the best GM in the business. Since none of us here are clairvoyant or psychic, no one was privy to what Dumars and the late Bill D actually discussed, we can only speculate. It's okay to vent, BMC (%%%%%, moan and complain) and even talk about Dumars bad decisions, but to defame the man; that's totally unacceptable and is just not right. (IMO). I am willing to bet that 99.9 percent of us in the forum have made some screwed up decisions in our lives and in or jobs, even decision that have ended up negatively in one way or the other. Yes, our shi...... stinks too, and by the way we didn't get fired and our family supported us. We have all been conjecturing and predicting for the past few years. We can now finally come into this forum with realistic ideas of our next free agents, trades, i.e. The starting lineup will be gutted this off-season and there are plenty, I repeat plenty of unending possibilities. There are two facts as we go forward 1)Bill D has passed on and 2)Joe D will be the Pistons GM for a VERY long time. So with that said; here is my wish list. 1. Trade Rip to the Wizards for their #1 pick in this upcoming draft. I heard Flip on the local radio here. He stated that they will be keeping thier big three together, but open to trading their pick. Rip's name have been mentioned a lot here in the Post and on local sports talk shows. Additionally, we take maybe one or two of their expiring. 2. Trade Tay and Amir to Toronto for Bosh and even give the Raps a future first rounder. (I realize Bosh is a FA next year) 3. Go after Ramon Sessions or another pure PG, moving Stuckey to Combo guard. 4. If #2 falls through look at Chandler or West. 5. With the Wizards pick, enter Thabeet. (Can you imagine Thabeet and Bosh as a front line). We finally have an opportunity to really do some Pistons Forum projections for our next starting lineup. I realize that this thread will get hijacked eventually because that's one of the things that we do consistently on this forum. We are like ADHD kids, our mind stays on the issue for a few posts, then we go all over the place.