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The Detroit Pistons ushered in MUT 18 Coins

Postby mtnba2k » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:23 pm

The Detroit Pistons ushered in a new era prior to NFL 18 Coins last season, hiring a new coach and securing two of the best players in a weak 2009 free agent class (Ben Gordon, Charlie Villanueva). It was all part of general manager Joe Dumars' plan to rebuild on the fly, taking the cap space gained from dealing Chauncey Billups and using it right away.Unfortunately for Pistons fans.

Year 1 of this rebuilding project proved to be a spectacular failure. Injuries were an issue -- Richard Hamilton missed 36 games, Tayshaun Prince missed 33 and Gordon missed 20 -- but even when they were healthy, the Pistons lacked cohesion. In fact, as notedhere, the Pistons were actually a respectable 11-12 on December 12, despite playing all but one game without Prince and Hamilton.

It was once everyone got healthy when roles got confusing, the effort level dropped and the Pistons limped to a 27-55 finish.Without any cap space, thanks to last summer's spending spree, the Pistons laid low this summer. They picked Georgetown forward Greg Monroe with the seventh pick, re-signed Ben Wallace and Will Bynum and brought in Tracy McGrady for one last run.SB Nation's Pistons blog Detroit Bad Boyssaid it was a "solid" summer for Dumars, both on draft day and in free agency.

Beyond the draft, Dumars made solid decisions in MUT 18 Coins free agency. He extended the Benaissance for another two years, inkingBen Wallaceto a contract worth not much more than the vet minimum. He gaveWill Bynumone of the most fair contracts issued this summer, not spending a penny more or less than what the little fella should have earned.

While Joe still had the mid-level exception in hand, he opted instead to issue a flyer toTracy McGrady, the two-time scoring champion who had been crippled by back and knee injuries. In the off (like, very off) chance that McGrady stays healthy, the Pistons could luck into some real talent.

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