"Either way, we should celebrate the Pistons because regardless of whether it works or not, it'll be spectacular. I don't know if I believe in the Pistons' blueprint, but I'm glad it exists. It's better than having another team like the Sixers and Suns, both of whom will be unwatchable all year. Plus: Is some guy like Marcus Smart really worth throwing away another season and giving up on someone like Greg Monroe?"
Here is the key quote I was using Mr. Damus. It keys on him saying we aren't tanking while other teams are. Maybe you haven't read the whole article although you posted it. It's near the end.