Just in case there are readers of this blog who aren’t following the Wages of Wins Journal, I wanted to link to Dr. Berri’s most recent post: Looking Back Thirty Years We Can Once Again See History Repeat Itself in Detroit.
It’s one of hte lengthier posts that you’ll see on his blog, but for Pistons fans, it’s definitely a must-read.
I absolutely love the simplicity of the conclusion:
If you lose productive talent and add less productive players, then your team will decline. If you wish for your team to get better, go find productive players.
All of this means the Pistons are going to have change their strategy. The current approach is to bring back the same talent and hope for different results. History teaches, though, that if you want different results, your best bet is to find different – and better – players. Until that happens in Detroit, though, look for the “ugliness” to continue.