Acker is better today than Flip Jr..... better shooter, less selfish ... he just didn't have the NBA experience. He'll be replacing Flip next year... Joe loves his game... his days as a Piston are just starting. Hobbs is right about us keeping his rights as long as we don't use our MLE... that might be a tough choice. This retaining players rights (going to Europe) when they've played NBA ball is new to me.... I don't understand how this is possible.