Well, they managed to go 21-21 after a 4-20 start. They had no offseason, a new coach, and relied on a rookie point guard. The Pistons will be returning the same roster minus Ben Gordon, plus Corey Magette, so that's a wash. Assuming that their rookie contributes, and given a full offseason for their players to play together, I don't see why they can't end up a couple games above .500, which would at least put them into contention for the playoffs. Yeah, it would suck to lose out on that pick, but that's why I'm hoping Joe has something more up his sleeve than just getting rid of Gordon.