First, after reading the article about Artest bulking up to 275 pounds (he was 240/250 before) I was initially shocked and scared to have that much bulk bullying Prince in the post. But then I had a revelation. In the same matter as signing Elder and Davis as Shaq stoppers I am now 100% sure that the drafting of Maxiel was a specific move in defense of Artest. That draft is classic Dumars handpicking a player for a certain situational case. This is why I think the Pistons have been so succesful. Though the starting 5 is awesome, it is this utilization of the bench spots that I think puts Dumars into another level as a manager. These moves are what makes the Pistons bench so flexible and unique. I like it much better than the Carlisle "2 squads" philosophy.