Detroit Pistons in a bit of a holding pattern this off-season

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The one time Eastern Conference power Detroit Pistons missed out on the post-season for a third straight season.  Coincidentally enough, that streak started when general manager Joe Dumars wasted his abundant cap space by overpaying Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva to long-term deals.  The franchise is still in recovery mode from those signings and doesn’t figure to make any major moves this off-season.

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Pistons Must Correct Mistakes of Last Off-Season

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By: David Kay

’09-’10 Season in Review:
When Joe Dumars made the first splash in free agency last summer by throwing $90 million at Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva, I called it a massive mistake.  And well, I was right.  The revamped Pistons finished with their worst record since the 1993-94 season and failed to make the post-season for the first time in nine years.  They completely lost the once proud identity of their team as a physical, hard-nosed, defense-oriented squad.  In the process Dumars made himself out to be an even dumber general manager than the times he drafted Darko second overall and traded Chauncey Billups for Allen Iverson.

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