I'll start with a couple of the insightful comments from the Lakers commentators - they must really watch some tape on the Pistons: "The emergence of Drummond has meant Monroe can move over to his more natural position" "Stuckey is a very versatile guard" "Stuckey is amazing from mid-range" This was a good opportunity to split the road trip and go home at 4-5 but instead it was a bad loss, to a bad Lakers team. Just seemed like most of the team was playing half at it the whole time, and didn't even whimper as the Lakers started the run at the end of the third. The team still seems all at sea. There doesn't appear to be any defensive or offensive identity and even less chemistry. Pre season (no matter how our guards were affected) and 9 games should be enough time to implement an identity on at least one end of the floor. I have to join the bench Singler crowd now too. He is just not giving us anything. At the start of his rookie season, he was knocking down 3s all over the place and I had high hopes at least for this aspect of his game, but he can't even hit wide open ones now. His limitations should be clear at this point and Datome needs to be given an extended run at SF to see if he is what we hope. If Datome works out, we have the basis of a good 8 man rotation, where players are playing their strong positions, with players around them that compliment, for the majority of their minutes and only needs spot minutes are needed from the rest Drummond/Monroe Monroe/Smith Smith/Datome KCP/Stuckey Jennings/Billups This is where the talent is Mo. Read it, play it.