After 2 games, people seem ready to trade Charlie Villanueva or call the CV signing another Joe Dumars' blunder. I think Villanueva will be okay. First of all, the guy had a hamstring injury that sidelined him nearly the entire preseason. He did manage to play the last 3 preseason games, but it will take a while for him to gel with his new teammates. Secondly, CV was not brought in to shore up the Pistons defense. He is a scorer first and his defense is an area that Detroit hopes will improve. Last season with the Bucks, Charlie put up these numbers: 16.2 ppg 44.7%) 1.1 3ptr (34.5%) 2.6 FT (83.8%) 6.7 reb 1.8 ass 0.6 stl 0.7 blk These stats were put up in less than 27 minutes per game. I'll spare the 48-minutes stats, but CV will make an impact on the game when he is on the floor. The guy is only 25 years old and has some nice skills. If he can make some improvements on the defensive end, as well as become integrated with his new teammates, he could be a solid piece of the Pistons next title run. It ain't going to happen in his first 2 games, though. It's going to take some time and patience.