Pistons at a glance
The champs caught a lot of people by surprise last season. Ben Wallace & Co. won't have that luxury again. And they won't need it.
Larry Brown's not likely to let his players rest on their laurels. Plus they return their entire nucleus -- and get even better on paper with the additions of Carlos Delfino, Antonio McDyess and Derrick Coleman.
Imagine what will happen if Darko pans out.
|The starters: Best group from 1 to 5 in the league.|
|PF||Rasheed Wallace||Last season's final puzzle piece was smart to re-sign||9|
|SF||Tayshaun Prince||Stopper on D needs to get more offensive||7|
|C||Ben Wallace||Career-high 9.5 ppg. Gotta guard him a bit now||9|
|SG||Richard Hamilton||21.5 ppg in playoffs. Due for his first All-Star game||9|
|PG||Chauncey Billups||Finals MVP has found a home, sweet home in Detroit||8|
|BENCH||Stronger than taxes: McDyess (good), Coleman (better), Delfino (best) -- and Darko (TBA). Elden Campbell's no scrub, either.||9|