definitely i think all of freshprince's points are really well made, but i quote just this last bit because i don't think this point is made very often. it might also be connected with larry's sorry showing in athens and, in general, his dislike of so many of the elements that are prominent in the international game. more generally, i think it's ludicrous to expect that darko could develop without real game playing time and the confidence on the part of his coach that such increased pt would imply. i tend to overestimate this component of the game probably, but i really can't imagine what the last two years have done to his psyche. sure sometimes he's been negative about the experience, but he was a kid dealing with a helluvalot of brand new and intense %%%%. it's cool with me if the pistons trade him because they recognize that under LB's philosophy they couldn't develop DMC. but they should admit that too. what bugs me is the sugarcoating: like everything's going according to plan. it obviously isn't. and unless they are going to start playing the kid regularly in the rotation, they ought to look to trade him or else just write it off. most of all, they ought to own up to having screwed up (not in drafting him necessarily, mind you, but in not investing in him in his first two years).