The most successful teams in the NBA deploy at least one or two slashers, a 3pt specialist and PF/C who can clean up the boards. As we all know the Pistons have relied on midrange shooting for most of their run and have come up short time after time because they lacked a true playmaker. Dumars has the opportunity to build this team in almost any fashion he sees fit. I think he will try and follow the formula above. The first step is to figure out which current pistons dont fit and which possible free agents/tradeable commodities do fit. So who should stay and who should go? In...Stuckey, Bynum, and Brown. Out...obviously AI, Sheed, and McDyess (wish we could keep). Rip, Tay, Maxiell and Sharpe are expendable and the jury is still out on Afflalo, AJ and Hermann, but I think those three can help us. PG: Stuckey, Bynum SG: ? , Afflalo SF: ? , Hermann PF: ? , AJ C: ? , Brown Obviously we have a lot of work to do. We possibly need 4 new starters which includes a 3pt specialist, a SF who can make the superstars of the league work on defense, a PF who can rebound and step out and hit a jump shot and a center who can rebound and block shots. SG prospects- Ben Gordon, Anthony Parker, Kyle Korver. SF prospects- Shawn Marion, Ron Artest, Trevor Ariza. PF prospects- Carlos Boozer, Paul Milsap, Charlie Villanueva, Lamar Odom C prospects- ????garbage???? I think signing Ben Gordon is a no brainer regardless if Rip Hamilton remains a piston or not. He is streaky, but still a productive shooter and he gets to the free throw line. I think he would fit well playing along with Stuckey for the next 5-10 years. The frontcourt is a tougher issue to address...the talent is well stocked at PF, but there is little talent of interest available at SF and C. Assuming we land our PF in free agency I'm betting on Boozer or Milsap we still need a SF and a C. We could use Rip, Tay, and Maxiell as trade bait to address one position. One rumor going around is Rip to Washington for the rights to the #3 pick (Hasheem Thabeet) should they get nudged out of the #2 spot. Thabeet definately fills a need for a shot blocker and rebounder. PG- Stuckey, Bynum SG- Gordon, Afflalo SF- Prince, Hermann PF- Boozer, Maxiell, AJ C- Thabeet, Brown I know a lot guys are hoping for Bosh or Amare, but I don't think its going to happen.