Originally Posted by improbus
The sad thing is that they just might get into the playoffs in the horrific lower half of the East.
I think Detroit will definitely make the playoffs. They will struggle to hit shots, but their defense should be top notch. They can play a high tempo and score a lot of transition points IMO.
I'd like to see them ship off Stuckey + Villanueva (expiring contracts) for a good shooter. Not sure what they could get, but I'm sure Phoenix would trade Caron Butler for Villanueva + 2nd RD pick + cash. Or CV for Jason Richardson + filler.
Stuckey for Ariza.... or Stuckey + filler for Brandon Rush + Marvin Williams
Drummond - Monroe
Monroe - Smith
Smith - Ariza/Marvin
Butler - Billups/Rush
Jennings - Billups/Bynum
I think a team like that could be a 4-5 seed. Jennings has never played with a good big man. Drummond could really break out this year. He was destroying summer league (big deal right? I know)...