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The Detroit Pistons are not going to be playing in the 2012 NBA playoffs. That does not mean the fans should be lamenting some promise unfulfilled. No one really expected this roster to contend, so it of no great loss. Instead, these fans should be celebrating the play of Monroe and Knight. Monroe is putting up 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds a game. He is not blocking even a shot a game, but he is also not hacking at an unacceptable rate. Thus, coach Lawrence Frank is able to keep the center out on the floor for more than 30 minutes a game.

Knight has been the starting point guard in his rookie season. The Pistons are enjoying his 12.6 points a game and would like a few more than 3.7 assists, even if Joe Dumars knew he was a scoring point guard in college. This basketball team can even survive with him and Rodney Stuckey in the backcourt for a season or two longer. This means Dumars should amnesty Ben Gordon, a player making eight figures a year for the next three seasons to come off the bench and not even rank among the top three scorers in Detroit.

Even though this means Dumars should amnesty Gordon, this does not make it so. Dumars resigned Tayshaun Prince despite his not being a part of the future of the franchise. The contract is reasonable and at the age of 32 he may well have three more good years left. This makes him a trade asset to some degree. Still, it is time for the Detroit Pistons embrace the rebuilding process and do their best to shed the multi-year contracts keeping Gordon, Prince, and Charlie Vilanueva in Pistons uniforms.

Detroit Pistons History

The Detroit Pistons are an old basketball franchise with a history dating back to 1941 when the club was located in Fort Wayne. Then the NBA was still a few years away, so the Pistons played in the National Basketball League. The Pistons won two NBL titles, taking the title in 1944 and 1945. Then the NBL merged with the BAA to form the NBA. The team stayed in Fort Wayne until 1957, when they moved to Detroit to play in a larger city.

The Detroit Pistons struggled until a brief fling with success in the mid-Ô70s with Bob Lanier patrolling the lane at center. Still, the first NBA championship did not come until the Bad Boys of the 1980s finally took control of the Eastern Conference from the Celtics. Isiah Thomas, Bill Lambier, Joe Dumars, John Salley, Dennis Rodman, and Adrian Dantley were a brutal force to be reckoned with. They took home consecutive titles in 1989 and 1990.

The Pistons dynasty gave way to the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s. Dumars would move from the court to the front office and build a team that proved teamwork could trump superstar talent in the first decade of the 21st century. In previous years, the Pistons had tried to build around Grant Hill with little success. Dumars decided to create a basketball team with Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Ben Wallace, Tayshaun Prince, and Rasheed Wallace in the starting lineup. These five played great defense and were in sync on offense, leading to the upset of the Lakers in the 2004 NBA Finals. The Pistons lost the finals the next season and the conference finals the three seasons after that, but they remained competitive. TheSeats has the Detroit Pistons tickets for the next dynasty that is currently under construction at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

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