Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T And don't think players don't notice that loyalty, too. When you treat your players like human beings worthy of respect and being rewarded for their work, free agents are more likely to sign with you. Make no mistake here - Dumars is the biggest reason free agents will look at Detroit, and its because of the way he treats his players. Some might say they are coddled, but this is a player's league, and they're the breadwinners. He simply knows that better than many other GMs.