How fitting is it that the Detroit Pistons begin their 2012-13 regular season campaign on Halloween night after a few seasons of grotesque results?
After winning it all in 2004 and making several trips to the Eastern Conference Finals, things haven’t gone smoothly for Detroit and president of basketball operations Joe Dumars. With longtime owner Bill Davidson passing away a couple year’s ago and an unstable ownership situation Dumars’ hands were relatively tied in terms of what could be done money wise to bring in better players and find that success he had in the 2000′s. However, Dumars isn’t entirely off the hook given the horrible contracts he offered to point guard Ben Gordon and forward Charlie Villanueva.
Fortunately though heading into this season Dumars was able to find a taker in Charlotte for Gordon while Villanueva remains simply because no one around the league is desperate or dumb enough to take on such an awful contract.
However, once you get by some of these shortcomi...