The Pistons didn’t pull the trigger on any deal before the deadline today. I know many of you are very disappointed. Now, and I can’t say that I blame you, but I saw some crazy trade machine concoctions from a lot of Pistons fans over the last month. I disregarded all of them to be honest, I leave the GM’ng to the GM’s. I didn’t think a trade where Detroit lands Amare, Kaman, and Chris Bosh by only giving up Kwame Brown, Charlie V and a pair of Sheed’s old AF1’s working out.
Let’s be honest people, Detroit isn’t the sexy city that can woo free agents. We need gritty hungry players that will do whatever it takes to win. The stuporstars aren’t waiting in line to come to the D to play and spend their weekends hanging at the local Coney Island (and that’s not a knock on Lafayette or Leo’s by any means). A lot of things would have to fall in place for a player like D Wade or Bosh to want to sign with the Pistons.
Aren’t we used to that by now?
Surely you didn’t want Joe to make a trade for the sake of making a trade did you? It’s not like we are in the hunt for the title. I used to think I had a handle on how Joe worked, but after he traded away our rock for the anti Piston, anything could happen. I will say with some kind of certainty that Joe was probably trying to move both Rip and Tay. He had to, but he doesn’t have fire sales.
So we wait this season out, hope for some action around the NBA draft, and hope for the best. The whole organization is in transition, and so are the fans. Hold tight, it’s going to be a bumpy, turbulent filled trip on the Roundball (3), let’s just hope we all make it out one piece.
One last thing, cross your fingers that this never happens again.