I love Joe Dumars and want him to be the G.M. for life. I really can't imagine him not being a part of the Pistons organization. I hate to say this, but JD may be slipping just a wee bit. He may be listening to the wrong folks, he may need to hire better consultants, Scouts i.e. I wonder who has the most influence on Joe D's decision making, who has the final say on pulling the plug/not pulling it. Is Joe D's hands tied? Is Joe just a figure head, or is he in total control regarding FA's trades i.e.? Not to sound mean or cruel, but I really don't think Davidson has a clue on talent level, i.e., he is entirely too old and senile to fully gauge the needs of this basketball team.