The Pistons came into this season looking to take another step forward, but instead tumbled back, in part to some concerning performances by their two franchise pillars. So instead of doubling down on a perplexing present, Detroit would be wise to start finding answers to questions about their future right now.
The one-two punch of a shifting league and Father Time have already won Rajon Rondo's battle. But this stretch may just save Rondo's career. Put the ball in his hands, surround him with shooters, and decent NBA offense can be yours—in limited minutes.
LaVar is preceding his sons' feats with a reel of hyperbolic myth-making that turns them into more than athletes. Before any of them have taken a shot in the NBA, the Ball family have already become legend.
As strange as it sounds, the success and continuity that Paul George enjoyed in his first four seasons may now be a detriment as they attempt to keep him over the long-term.
This rest predicament is a compelling argument for capitalism's counterproductiveness. The NBA could be more enjoyable to watch, but it will choose to be more profitable instead.