Outstanding post. Address everything about standing in a holding pattern. JD is all about stability and squeezing out the last remnants of a lucky ending where his odds of coming out of the East is slim. Most of the latter contenders have added strength and confidence levels will gain the edge against the Pistons. This, in the final outcome, comes down to a "wanting", and not the depth of talent, which gives you an uncomfortable seat on the merry-go-round bench instead of riding a horse scanning the higher horizon.