I enjoy the drama of a tight battle, or complete dominance on one side of the ball. As good as the Pistons have been, they're letting teams hang around with greater and greater frequency. Thanks. I don't really have the time, but I make time for things I am passionate about. I think that may be the case for Arroyo, but not necessarily Chauncey. His turnovers were well under control late last year. The ratio benefits from the PG position being the primary enabler each possession, racking up assists at a great pace. The thing to perhaps worry about is that in an ideal world, the Pistons would have kept their defense and rebounding while making a nice jump on offense. The numbers seem to bear out that the move offensively is accompanied by a parallel move defensively. It's treading water in a different part of the pool. I don't like that after a league leading start (31 games) the margin for improvement is basically better FT%. I'm not sure about this. CB won the Finals MVP without Arroyo. I think that he finally grasped LB's system which is based on fundamentally sound play. It's not like Arroyo would have been teaching Chauncey how to pass, or that he threatened CB's minutes in any way. I think it was pretty obvious within his first 15 games that Arroyo was going to spend a lot of time in the doghouse and not on the court. Chauncey's not yet 30, but was a top draft pick. He's got pedigree and his game will continue to grow. Now if only he could grow on defense... Positioning, long rebounds off of jumpers, teams packing in the paint allowing the Pistons to bomb away. Sheed's not helping on the offensive boards by being a spot up 3 point shooter or working the high P&R. I don't think the last 10 game schedule can pardon tired legs. 8 home games. Only 1 back to back in the last 2 weeks. If the starters are tired now (31 games in), you can forget home court. It ain't happening. Your first 10/last 10 numbers indicate a downward trend. The situation bears monitoring.