I'm in a bad way as a Pistons fan right now. I love Andre. I think he's going to be a franchise player. I think he's going to be the best (true) big man in the game not named Dwight in two or three seasons. I think he's a great piece to build around. I like Monroe. I like him. I think he's a solid #3 or #4 scorer on a championship-level team. There are some other pieces on the team I think could be solid bench contributors on a championship-level team. I see cap space. This off-season. Perhaps the next. Perhaps the next. I see no elite FA's that will ever come here. I see the need for a true star, go-to scorer. I see the need for a #2 scorer. Given our unknown desire to be the #8 seed - and to have the pleasure of getting plastered by Miami - for the rest of Joe-D's tenure......making it impossible to draft the players we need to COMPETE (making it impossible to acquire the players we need period).. I am just completely and utterly HOPELESS. I don't think I've ever quite felt this way about a team. Even the Millen-era Lions teams, they were at least trying to build a championship team. Us, right now, I don't think we're even trying. I think we've got a moron GM who just doesn't get how it's done nowadays. I think we've just got a scumbag owner who supports that bc he wants to sell tickets in the short-term and turn a quick profit on his investment. I wish I was the kind of person who could adopt a second NBA team. But as it is, I'm just losing interest in professional basketball. Thank God Michigan Bball is good.