I was thinking about what was the true down fall of the Pistons. When you see a Spurs team that for the most part has the same core together and have added a few pieces here and there via trade and free agency why could the Pistons have not done the same thing and remained competitive? The Spurs and Pistons pretty much had a similar playing style focusing on defense. The Spurs model is what every team should stride for. I firmly believe that the Pistons could have stayed a force in the Eastern Conference.