I will modify that a bit. We should have never drafted Knight. Stuckey was never the problem. Just someone that got blamed for our problems, when the real problem was guys like CV being on the roster, getting playing time despite playing zero defense. Stuckey should still be our starting point. It was not the best decision at the time, as Billups should have been kept, and Stuckey brought along slower, but once we gave away Billups in another of Dumars' myriad of cap moves going nowhere, we should have stuck with him. Bynum should not be on the team. Its a shooting guard we lack, because we gave away Afflalo. Afflalo should be our starting shooting guard right now. We lack a really good small forward to back up Smith. JJ is not bad, but we could use a guy with more speed. And gee, the perfect fit for the team, was given away in the Jennings trade. Middleton should be our small forward. For his defense, ball handling abilities, and knock down 3 point range. But we could still have picked Smith up, and young Middleton could be coming off the bench at both small forward and shooting guard. Even a bit of power forward depending on matchups. Or Smith could come off the bench. Backup point? Lowry was obtainable like forever. Too late now, as Toronto would laugh at most trade proposals we could offer. One of Lowry's main strengths is his defense, something a Piston organiazation should have noticed. Too bad they were set on the likes of Bynum, and throwing away a draft pick on Knight. (Yes, Knight could be a decent backup point since he plays D, but we would not have used that draft pick for a backup player. But maybe.) Go back a couple more years, before we gave Amir Johnson away, and heck, you start losing room for all the talent that could be on the team. So we will not go back quite so far. What we could be: Stuckey, Afflalo, Middleton, Monroe, Drummond. This assumes of course we would still have a poor record, which may or may not have happened depending on who the coach played as the rest of the roster. Starters will not do the whole trick. You got to have good backups. Possible bench: Middleton rests Afflalo early, bringing Smith in at small forward. After Smith comes in, our unit is Stuckey, Middleton, Smith, Monroe, Drummond. Smith and Mitchell are the guys who spell Monroe or Drummond when they sit, but one of Drummond or Monroe is always out there as the center. Afflalo comes back in after a 4 minute rest, giving us a unit of Lowry, Afflalo, Smith, Mitchell, and Monroe to open the 2nd quarter. Drummond comes back in for Monroe 4 minutes into the 2nd. Smith sits Mitchell and becomes the power forward, while Middleton comes back in. So thats Lowry, Afflalo, Middleton, Smith, Drummond. In total, the guys we play are just Stuckey, Lowry, Afflalo, Middleton, Smith, Monroe, Mitchell, and Drummond. An eight man rotation. Extended bench? Not JJ. We can find better players to fill in the rest of the roster. Of what is on our current roster, I'll pass. Got to get better reserves. And they are out there.