I have to give Joe a B. He still has some things to address, but this looks like a killer draft, and the signing of Samb, Johnson and Billups gives us both continuity and a future. He can't force Lindsey to retire, but a trade clearing some room for the kids would be a plus. Just the same, we're not going to rotate 3 rookies. The Piston way says that they will mostly sit for one season, get their bodies, routines and attitudes right so that they are professionals who can contribute in the near future. Everyone seems so concerned with NazMo, but I see some instability in the situation with McDyess. He's starting to provide diminishing returns as his salary escalates, and his expiring contract is a wonderful thing to dangle in a trade. That said, if he was to sign an extension based on loyalty that spread out his salary hit, I would be ok with that.