The Pistons didn’t find anyone to take what seems to be the mistake that is Josh Smith off their hands. It was reported by Grantland’s Zach Lowe that the Pistons tried to dump Smith before the deadline, but wanted more than expiring contracts in return.
They also didn’t find the right deal to send Greg Monroe elseswere even though his name was on everyone’s lips when it came to the Pistons.
Detroit didn’t have a legitimate move, so they didn’t make one at the trade deadline.
Their goal of getting into the playoffs looks bleaker and bleaker with each passing game. Making the playoffs only to get tossed in the first round has never seem like a smart idea. Being on the cusp of bad doesn’t help this team either since they only keep their first round pick if it’s in the top eight.
I’m not for tanking, but at this points losing isn’t going to get me as upset as it should.
What also comes into play is Joe Dumars and if he’ll have a future role with this team. The Pistons have some major things to deal with in the off-season like free agents. Greg Monroe will be a restricted free agent and Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva will be off the books.
Will Gores stick with Joe Dumars or will there be a new GM in town to deal with the off-season deals.
I can only hope that the lottery balls fall in Detroit’s’ favor since nothing else seems to be going as planned.