Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 1/20/13
Once Joe Dumars traded Chauncey Billups for Allen Iverson just a few games into the 2008 season, the Detroit Pistons franchise quickly fell apart. Trading their long-time franchise player for a massive expiring contract, they hoped to quickly rebuild, as Dumars believed their title window had closed. However, they used that cap space to overpay two role players, in Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva and it has crippled them ever since. But with excellent drafting the last three years, Dumars has redeemed himself somewhat and in 2010 first round pick, Greg Monroe and 2012 first round pick, Andre Drummond, they have created an excellent young frontcourt that is now the foundation of their franchise. Greg Monroe is pure finesse and skill. He is an excellent post scorer and mid-range jump shooter, who should only get better. He is currently the team’s first option, scoring 15.4 points per game, but he has the potential to score 18-20 points. He is an excellent passer for a big man, but h...
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