Detroit Pistons 2010-11 Mid-Season Review
The Detroit Pistons have just about eradicated all of the veteran players who were a part of their championship teams in the mid 2000's. Only Tayshaun Prince and Richard Hamilton remains, and the latter could be gone very shortly.
The Pistons have played better of late, and despite sitting in fourth place in the division and several games under .500, they are really only a couple of wins behind Indiana for second place.
With all of the speculation about Detroit being the third team involved in a potential trade surrounding Carmelo Anthony, the Pistons have elected to bench Hamilton to protect him from getting hurt.
Hamilton is not happy with the decision but has managed to keep his cool so far. He has not made a big deal about it and has not been a distraction, so the Pistons are happy for the time being.
There is definitely some talent on this team, which has to be frustrating for Pistons fans who have watched the group limp through the first half of the season.
With guys like Ben Gordon, Charlie Villanueva and Rodney Stucky, this team shouldn't be floundering at the bottom of a terrible division. Look for the Pistons to pick it up in the second half and sneak into the postseason.