Detroit – No low-post threat hurts bid to be among East’s elite
The Pistons are possibly a capable low-post player away from being a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference. Joe Dumars, the vice president of player personnel, has made it dear he will not break up the nucleus of this team unless he can land a superstar player So the Pistons continue to patch the hole in the middle with Fs Terry Mills and Christian Laettner, and they pay a price. The team is athletic and skilled. Because it plays hard, it, should get into the playoffs and, be depending on the matchup, perhaps win a round. But without a big presence in the middle, it will be hard-pressed to beat the elite in the East.