Its early--the team hasn't played together and the coach is searching--but some trends are worrisome. First, 119 points is awful and the defense was not there. Drummond has to play a lot of minutes as the anchor and he didn't. Drummond was not having a good game but he still has to play. The Pistons just do not have anybody knocking down shots at the moment. I will leave Jennings out of this as he has not practiced. Datome? Its early but he has to hit shots because he looks somewhat lost on defense. Singler has to have a steady shot. How many open looks have the Piston role players been missing so far? Too many. Then, the defense gets demoralized. Stuckey suddenly seems like the Piston's best shooter? At some point, you have to have guys that can knock down shots around the big three. Bynum has trouble against pressure and he is not a true point guard. Neither is he a consistent scorer. Billips is missing shots also. His age is obviously an issue. The big three up front are fine. Andre has to become a roaming defensive force--he has to learn that--but the big three is fine. The role players are not playing up to NBA standard. The Pistons are getting very little out of their guards. Even Jennings has been getting trapped some--I hope it is do to being unsure about the offense. This year, management will have to decide which, if any role players will move forward with this team. Monroe has to be resigned and then either the supporting cast steps up (this year) or they have to be moved. The next few months will tell. The big three need help. The team will win games against teams that simply cannot handle the front line but it is frustrating to watch games like tonight where the Piston bigs could compete but do not get enough help from the guards and the role players.