It’s that time of the year again for quite a few of us. It’s the time when we decide that this year is going to be different. This year there will be a change with our beloved Detroit Pistons. This is the year that the Pistons will turn things around. This is the year that glory will be returned to The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Too bad we’ve been making this declaration for years.
These are the thoughts of an unwavering fan, or in the simplest term a HOMER.
I go through this every season. In my heart I usually don’t believe it. Really how can you really believe it when Michael Curry is the new coach, Kwame Brown is the center, and the Pistons draft a player with narcolepsy, who’s biggest NBA point was his first? And it seemed to get worse with every passing season. Trade Chauncey for a broken down Allen Iverson, and some cap space wasted on Ben Wallace and Charlie Villinueva, who we’ve just rid ourselves of. A player mutiny you say? Oh yeah we had one of those too.
But this year is different right? I also say that every season.
I actually may believe it this year, and you may believe it this season, but the players have to believe more.
Stan can really be the man, but he’s got to have player cooperation. Jennings has to continue to strive to be a better point guard. Josh Smith needs to not just realize that he’s not the shooter he thinks he is, he needs to do something about it. Their new acquisitions need to contribute. Calldwell-Pope needs to continue getting better. The Greg Monroe issue needs to be addressed. And Andre Drummond needs to keep being Andre Drummond.
It’s a tall order, but I truly think it’s doable.
Or is it just the homer in me again? I sure hope not.
Here is to a Bad Boys bounce back Detroit Pistons season. Can I reserve my playoff tickets yet?