The Palace is less than glorious these days and it’s hard to imagine that the glory days of Joe Dumars’ (as a GM) were 10 years ago.
It was during that time Detroit basketball fans witnessed the start of a special run in basketball as the Pistons were no stranger to putting up back-to-back 50 win seasons and making consecutive trips to the Eastern Conference Finals. (six straight to be exact)
So where is Detroit now? The simple answer to that is the fifth year of an ongoing rebuilding process and Joe Dumars at the end of the line in terms of his reign as team GM. Despite facing two years of gridlock after the passing of William Davidson (which you have to give him a pass for) Joe has had the opportunity before to rebuild this team and yet they continue to go backwards.
Now one thing Dumars always seemed to be good at was trading for talent and getting out of bad draft picks. But after giving bad deals to Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva Joe D as a GM was never really able to recove...