Basically, the Pistons lost their identity last year when they brought in Flip. Ben was the main part of their "old" identity, so with his departure there's no hope of going back to their gritty, dominating defense.
So the question is, can they reinvent themselves and contend with a different philosophy? Can their uninhibited offense work in the playoffs? I say no. They'll win a lot of regular season games, but they're not contenders anymore.
Last edited by FPower : 07-11-2006 at 12:51 AM.