The future of The Detroit Pistons weighs upon a lot of things. Joe Dumars announced to the media that he wanted to keep the starting five plus Dyess together and wants to strengthen the bench. Now as honest as this statement might be many things must fall in place in order to do what Dumars says he wants to do.
The number one issue is the resigning of Ben Wallace. I am not convinced that Ben is happy with his role on the Pistons. He said himself that he wants to be a more integral part of the offense. We know he hasn’t been that happy with Flip. So the way I see it, it all boils down to what happens with Ben. If he resigns we have don’t have that much cap space to play around with the bench. If Ben doesn’t sign with the Pistons any center that is available is a downgrade. Does Dumars make a big trade to get a better center? Does he do a sign and trade for Ben? How can Dumars work on anything until he gets the deal done with Ben?
Ben has been underpaid and I think he deserves a nice big contract but as we all know he’s getting older. Do the Pistons want to invest that kind of money on Ben? I certainly don’t see them giving him a max contract. Who knows how it will play out, it all depends on how happy Dumars can make Big Ben.
So until then I am not going to think about all the things that might go down. There will always be rumors and until we hear something official they are just empty words.
THE FUTURE’S IN THE FRO!