After hearing, reading and chatting about our Pistons this year, maybe it's time to take a step back if necessary in order to improve the team for the future. JMax, Amir Johnson, Blalock, I am on the team that now says let the kids play. If it means trading McDyess, Nazr or whomever, let the kids play. It appears that AJ has superior athletic skill sets that can only be improved on by letting him play with the big boys, not the NBDL. Let them play. If this means taking a serious back seat this season, so be it. I really don't think that we will be that bad if we allowed these kids to get some minutes mixed in with our regular starters. I think that we are onlyone of a handful of teams that don't play our young talent. The one fear that I have this year is all of the new young talent that is coming into the league. Some teams played their youngsters tremendously last year, and/or doing this pre-season to see what they will bring. The difference between the Pistons and these teams is, their youngsters will get a lot of playing time, ours won't. Our rebounding is horrific, Dyess and Sheed are not rebounding, no one in the starting lineup wants to go after the ball. If we are not rebounding, which the numbers have been horrible all pre-season and actually was not impressive last year, Ben achieved indiviudal honors, but our team rebounding was not that good. If we are not rebounding, the fast breaks will be far and few in between, history has already stated that rebounding is essential to winning. I know you guys continue to be high on McDyess, however, I see his skills deteriorating, he will never, ever be the guy who is going to go in the paint after the ball, putbacks or slam dunks, Dyess still suffers from shell shock and is only a shell of himself, content on shooting those mid range jumpers. If those shots stop falling (oh boy), he is a poor rebounder/shot blocker, makes a ton of mistakes on offense, (poor concentration)lets get someone in here before he is too broke down to bring any trade value. If JMax and AJ are the only ones who are not afraid to go after the loose balls, rebounds i.e. let them play. They will make tons of mistakes, but it's all good.