In last night's game, the bench played 26% of the available minutes and the starters played 74%. There was never a time when we didn't have at least 2 starters on the court. It was the shortest rotation of the year for our team I believe. If you are wondering what is wrong with this team and you're focusing on the bench over the performance of our starting SF, I don't know what to say. It's one of the most glaring problems that I can remember seeing with a Pistons team. In terms of Win Shares per minute (of players with over 300 min):DrummondMonroeSinglerStuckeyJenningsPopeBynumSmithIt's a combination of Smith being a moron with his shot selection and Cheeks refusing to try something new. He's getting killed on both ends of the floor, other than a small handful of games. 60% of Smith's shots are jump shots and he's shooting .281 on them. The team has disappointed every prognosticator, even us grizzled insiders. The criticism of the Smith pickup was that we were going to have a logjam and that he shouldn't play the perimeter. Cheeks has seen it play out and we're halfway through the season as our performance is getting worse over time. Jennings' shot is nasty too, but he's like Steve Kerr in comparison.