I know this will open up a ferocious Darko debate here, but it is a very valid argument. Some think that the Pistons had a poor off-season. I don't neccessarily buy into this. You have Amir J & JMax seemingly ready to contribute and/or bust out at any given minute if they are utilized properly and can get on the floor. If we continue to draft on don't play these guys, we will never find the proverbial diamond in the rough. Case in point.....Tayshaun, the ONLY reason we found out how good a player he could be, is because Rick's boy was in foul trouble. Who know's Tay may just have been glued to the bench forever. The reason Joe didn't go after the marquee guy through a trade or free agency is maybe he finally heard the knock on the door. "Step into the light Joe, Play your young guys", "Give them a Chance". You may even lose a step at the beginning of the season, however, you are giving your young guys some serious burn and to see what they can do. A lot of the players we are salivating over were the JMaxs' & Amirs of the basketball world however, they were on teams that were not very good at one time, as a result they played and got the experience and the stage to display their skills so folks like us could wish that they were on our team. Unlike another player we all know and love, these guys (AJ & JMAX) look like they genuinely want to play and are motivated to do whatever is neccessary to earn some minutes.