Ben may be a weak man to man defender but he is by far the best help defender in the game. Many times he was out of position to make a play on his own man because he had been covering for Billups or Rip who let their men blow by them routinely, depending on Ben to clean up their messes. Watch this year and see how many bunnies we give up. It's going to be ugly. When Gary Payton is blowing by you at 37 years old you are not a good defender. Sorry. Billups can not run a fast break to save his life. That's what I meant by bad decisions. He is good in half court sets, I admit readily, and this is why he had a good ratio on assists to TO's. And he can usually shoot the lights out. He choked in the playoffs. I am not buying the tired excuse. He choked. Plain and simple. And after hearing him stroke himself all year and alienate the rest of the squad with his MVP talk it is very very weak to blame fatigue. I can't defend this Piston squad anymore- their pride and arrogance has made them all expendable. Billups leads the way in the department- one thing he is truly the best at.