Many apologies to BillLaimbeer for stealing and altering his thread idea, but I thought it might be fun to see what everyone would do with the Pistons if they were Dumars (assuming he's retained, of course). A couple rules of thumb so we don't get obnoxious posts. 1) Free agent signees should have a good reason to come here. If it's purely the money, then you need to tell us how much more you're offering a guy than other teams. Detroit is not a preferred destination unless a) the player has ties to the area, b) the player would play more here than in other preferred places, or c) the player is not offered a contract by a preferred destination (any of the teams with a legitimate chance of competing for a title next year, as well as a player's hometown, and/or NJ or Phoenix). 2) For now, use the 7th overall pick. It's possible that Detroit will pick in a different spot, but until the lottery, pretend you're at #7. 3) In addition, if you select a player, you should provide at least one credible draft site that has him dropping to #7 in a mock draft. In other words, no Irving. 4) Play by the current cap rules. Yes, I know, the new CBA will throw everything off, but this is a hypothetical. 5) Trades need to both work in ESPN.com's trade machine, and make sense for both teams. Sell trades to us skeptical fans as if we were fans of the other team trading their guys/picks for Detroit's chaff. As a quick rule of thumb, the other team should benefit in the trade in at least two of the following areas: it's a salary dump to get under cap limit, they're getting rid of bad long-term contracts, increasing PER from the position, significantly strengthening a weak position, and either getting younger or adding leadership. In other words, ask yourself if you would make the trade if you were the other GM. If you want to go against any of those, more power to you. But don't expect us to respect your offseason if it's unrealistic, even if it's awesome.