Why can every Major Basketball Franchise develop their young talent and the Pistons just choose year after year to stand pat? The last time we took one of our younguns and gave him major minutes was Tayshaun Prince, and this was only by accident by the way. What is the difference between a raw Tayshaun Prince besides playing in KY for 4 years and AJ and JMax. I know Amir Didn't attend college, however, neither did Andrew Bynum who by the way is playing like a beast for the Lakers. These youngsters that inhabit some of the teams that are in our division is gonna take us to school on a nightly basis. Our butts will be handed to us on a silver platter every night. It's early in the season, however, I am beginning to see a dangerous situation arising, which is, the emotion is not there, no passion, the desire is almost non-existant, as Chauncey quoted to the Detroit News, "we are not a good team right now" I almost would like to pull a Miami, find a couple of guys who want a championship really, really bad, then make a trade. I am going to retract my statement about the Pistons being at the top of the pile, I think we will absolutely stink for a while. I so hope that I am wrong. I realize that we are only four games into the season, but look at the rebounding guys, it is absolutely atrocious. All of us here on this forum have somehow bought into this philosophy of thinking that all is well with the players from last year. Dyess is not getting it done, Sheed going scoreless, assists are down, every other major category the stats are down from last year. I can see maybe one or two, but EVERY major category. We need to put the young guys on the floor. Take a step back if necessary. Joe D needs to get to evaluating and stop BSing around. Something just doesn't smell right and I have already looked on the bottom of my shoe, therefore, I didn't step in any mess. The smell must be coming from somewhere else.