View Full Version : Pistons and Suns are parallel franchises now

12-15-2008, 08:09 AM
Think about it...both teams were established powers in their respective conferences...both traded for future Hall of Famers (Iverson and Shaq) and have new coaches (Curry worked under Porter as an assistant I believe). After the blockbuster trades, both teams seem to have suffered from chemistry issues.

It seems the end of an era is apon us on both teams. The irony is that Detroit wanted to improve their offense and compromised their defensive identity...while the Suns wanted to improve their defense, in compromise with their offensive identity.

Strange how both franchises have been falling from grace in such a similair fashion.

12-15-2008, 09:59 AM
both these teams arent making it past the second round this year and theyll be irrelevant by next year... tim donaughy really ****ed the suns hard last year...

12-15-2008, 10:12 AM
Detroit made the move for salary reasons.

If Billups wasn't 32 with 3/4 years left on his contract.
If AI wasn't an expiring $20 million contract.
If Rasheed wasn't in the last year of his deal.
If there weren't going to be any good free agents.
If Dumars didn't have faith in Stuckey.

The trade wouldn't have been made. Dumars wanted younger players not old AI. He took a gamble with AI that has failed miserably but the move was made for the future.

Phoenix is in a different situation, it's like they've forgotten about all their mistakes in the past and are just trying to catch up now to stay relevant. In the end Kerr is way over his head and they'll eventually turn into the early 2000s Knicks.