If you remember the team was stuck in pause. We weren't doing anything. Look around the league. Its happened to all the top teams. The Lakers are going through it this year and look at the number of stars. The Mavs also a better team than the Pistons. What have they done in the last couple of years since their title? Nothing but go south.
People like to point to Ben leaving and Billups being traded. So what if they had stayed? What if Hamilton stayed as well? We were getting older as teams like the Thunder were getting younger and better. So big deal. We may have made it to the playoffs. A few more games and go home. I glad we dumped these guys. Wish we had done it a couple of years before.
"Just because the path is well beaten. That doesn't mean it's the right way to go"