Boston at the Knicks on right now. Boston looks like an old-also ran team to me. They look old, like a team that won't hold up over the compressed season. And they're featuring Chris Willcox off the bench - ugh. The Knicks look explosive. I don't see a team featuring two offense only players like Melo and Amare winning any championships, ever. But they're going to give teams fits this season, nonetheless. One thing that seems obvious to me. In comparison with a guy like Amare, the Pistons have absolutely nobody who scares anybody as an inside scoring threat. I'm not sure how critical that is long term. The Celtics had no-one who dominated inside on offense either, and they won a championship. (Garnett is NOT an inside player on offense.) Still, it's worth noting that the Pistons lack this right now. Maybe Monroe can develop into that player in a few years - but more likely, we'll be drafting someone who can fill that role.