I like this Indiana team, they're showing us how you compete with the Heat. Don't even try to match up with their Big-3, counter it with a big tough, physical brand of basketball. As I look at the Pacers I think that they (along with Memphis) are the model for the Pistons. So let's break it down: PG: George Hill -vs- Brandon Knight. Is it really too much to ask that Knight perform at the level of a George Hill? SG: Lance Stephenson -vs- Kyle Singler. Lance doesn't put up jaw dropping numbers but he does a lot of the little things to help that team win. I personally think Singler can play a similar role on this team, but with a more reliable jump shot. SF: Paul George -vs- Kris Middleton. OK, here's where they got us licked. We don't have a Paul George on this team, however George's numbers in his rookie campaign weren't the least bit impressive. PF: David West -vs- Greg Monroe. Statistically speaking it's a draw, but West is a lot more tougher, physical and the superior defender. For us to take the next step we need Greg to toughen up and step it up defensively. C: Hibbert -vs- Drummond. Right now Hibbert is better because you can dump the ball into him and he can score, he also makes FT's and he's SUPER long and is a better rim protector.......but we all now Dre can and, probably will, be MUCH-MUCH-MUCH better than Hibbert in a few years. They're better than us, but I think we can get there, a smart free agent move, a good coaching hire, a solid draft pick.....and I think we can be as good as they are (and deeper) in the 2014-15 season.