As Pistons fans, some of you are not used to losing. You have never seen your team get dominated. You have never felt as if they couldn’t come back at any point in the game. Well let me tell those of you that are starting to panic or lose faith, STOP IT.
I admit the Pistons need to work through some things. They have to figure out what works for them and how to utilize their strengths on opponents. Sure they look uninspired at times, and in the first half of last night’s Kings game they looked like a high school freshman team who couldn’t buy a bucket, but they are still the same players who know how to win and have too much pride to let this go on much longer.
Rebounding is a problem and if everyone on the floor doesn’t do their part it’s going to make for a difficult season. The Pistons have to take better care of the ball, they are very sloppy at times, they have to cut that turnover number down. Their shot selection could be better and they have to put the “D” back in defense. These are all things should come together soon.
The one shining spot is the bench, they are out there playing valuable minutes, sometimes doing even much better than the starters. Delfino seems to have gotten his confidence back, Flip plays well with the starters and the bench although sometimes he looks for his shot too much when his teammates are wide open, and Maxiell just might be edging McDyess out for more playing time if he keeps rebounding and getting to the line.
Things will be fine people, no need to panic. We can’t win them all, although it seemed like we could after last year’s season, and look where that got us. Remeber, we need to stand by our team through thick and thin, we are Pistons fans.