It'll be nice to start talking about actual NBA stuff when the camp starts up again. JJ is miles ahead of Maxiell and Summers in the team's pecking order to start the season. He's likely ahead of Monroe as well. It's Big Ben who stands to have minutes shaved this season, because of his age. I can see CV challenging JJ's starting status - but that's really up to how CV performs. The thing about this team is that I've never seen the Pistons come into the season with a more convoluted or deeper group. It's really hard to predict how any player on our roster will fit and who will get PT because we have no idea who is going to emerge as the best team players and best guys to play meaningful minutes given the very unpredictable nature of sorting out the team's chemistry. We have a big time boondoggle and it's going to stay confused for quite awhile this season and next, IMO. Best predictions right now barring trades: Category A) Stuckey, Tay, Rip, Gordon will always get a lot of minutes. Category B) McGrady and Wallace. If he's healthy enough, forgetabout it. He'll get priority time ahead of anyone else on our roster. Ben Wallace - if he's healthy he'll always get significant PT. But he'll play fewer minutes this season both to keep him fresh and because of team's depth IF Monroe or Maxiell can provide competant play at C. Category C) Bynum, JJ - backup PG and last year's best Piston rookie - and CV. Bynum might have games (a lot of games) where he's playing so well that we just can't take him out of lineup. However, this year's team has a lot of go-to scorers who might make Bynum less important, plus Stuckey plays much superior D. JJ just plays too well and with too high an energy level to not get time every game. No chance he's not in rotation every game. But he might play fewer minutes than I'd normally guess because of team's depth. CV just on talent could be one of best PF's in league. If Ben Wallace plays, CV's offense becomes more important. Category D) Super sleepers: Daye, Monroe, Summers. Especially Daye and Monroe. These are big time talents - we shouldn't keep them out of rotation. We shouldn't fail to develop them on the court this season. We shouldn't blow the chance to develop these guys. But the team is so deep that we might screw this up, especially with Daye. Monroe will play - that's obvious - when he's ready, so I'm not worried about screwing him up. Summers has the talent to make it really interesting at PF. Category E) Maxiell. Nice guy to have deeep on your roster. Wilcox. I'll be ticked off if he plays much. Category F) White. Super talent who will only see practice PT this season. I've no earthly idea how anyone can predict he'll get any shot over the next couple seasons. Category G) Trade. some team is going to want Rip. some team is going to want Tay. some team might really want McGrady. This makes us so unpredictable that it's ridiculous.