I've waited a long time to say this. I started doubting his GM capabilities ever since he traded Darko and Arroyo away. Although he did a magnificient job of adding talent that won the ship in '04, he failed ever since. Since then, he has a pretty small list of good moves and a pretty long one of bad moves. After every bad move, I thought that he must have some plan that would make that move look at least explainable. But he obviously hasn't. Sometimes, he simply makes bad moves for no appearant reason. I really lost my faith in him- he managed to bring together a very nice team but since then, the squad god worse on a consistent basis. Here's my list. Good moves after the ship: Adding Mc Dyess of free agency Mc Dyess was a risk, but it paid off. He surely was good enough to replace Okur. Plus, Mc Dyess was extremely hungry and was able to manage 3 injury- free seasons. Getting Webber With Webber, the team at least had a small chance for the championship. I doubt that the Pistons would even have gone past the Bulls without him. Trading for Arroyo Arroyo was a very good guard when JoeD traded for him. Sure, he was expected to have a similar impact like Sheed had back then, but Arroyo was a pretty decent backup for CB- able to provide a spark off the bench, especially offensively. Something we would have needed in the last 2 seasons. Adding Evans Sure, that wasn't a major move. But Evans is a decent player and our bench was and is very thin at every position. Drafting AJ and JMax We all love these 2 and hopefully, they'll be part of the rotation next season. If not, one must wonder why JoeD doesn't trade every single draft pick for mediocre players in their 30's? Now the bad ones: 1.) Trading Darko and Arroyo away for Orlando's pick and Kelvin who? Joe waited for the worst time to make that trade. Instead of pulling a trade before the season started (Atlanta offered Al Harrington for Darko alone!!!), or waiting til free agency, he made the trade at the end of the trading deadline and got nothing in return- we ended the season with LH and Tony Delk as backup PG's :nerd2: Right now, our biggest needs are at the C and at the backup PG position. Yes, at Darko's (who will be 22 in a couple of days) and Arroyo's positions. Next season, we'll either have Webber walking with a crook or Stonehands Nazr at the C position. Or an unproven rookie. So you trade one promising young C and a proven backup PG away for one pick that maybe turns out to be a solid NBA player. You give 2 and -maybe- take one. Nice move. 2.) Letting Ben go The official version was that Darko and Arroyo were packaged to free capspace to resign Ben. Now I see Ben playing for the Bulls. If Joe would have waited to see how much money Ben wanted, he could have kept both Darko and Arroyo. Darko is at least equally good as freakin' Nazr, plus he's younger. No one can tell me the opposite. I f JoeD would have shown some patience, he could have had the choice between resigning Ben with a too fat contract or finally trusting his #2 pick. But he chose to get rid of both and go for Nazr Mohammed. 3.) Signing Nazr Mohammed to a fat contract After Ben left, JoeD got pretty scared and signed Nazr as "replacement". I really doubt he couldn't have signed him to a shorter contract since no one can tell me the market for Nazr was that big. No one wants slow bigs these days. 4.) Trading Delfino away for nothing in return Delfino showed that he's a legit NBA player. He was misused in Detroit but he has a decent shot, solid D and can penetrate. He's definetely more worth than 2 2nd rounders, c'mon. Anyway, why the hell was he traded??? He was the 7th man of the bench and he's 24 years old. 5.) Trading away Evans for nothing I know some of you guys are into Samb. But this far, this guy is a big question mark. Evans is a decent backup SG who provides hustle- he's definetely more worth than a #56 pick. So, instead of working something out to get a backup PG, JoeD decided to give away birthday presents. 6.) Not getting a backup PG LH really hurt the team this year. JoeD had the trade material (DD, Nazr, FlipM, Delfino) to get a player who's better than LH. He made nothing although every one saw the big hole behind CB. Maybe he liked how Nazr was cheering off the bench?