Various sources have reported that the Pistons have signed Dale Davis, which means two things:
- our hero is again relegated to the end of the bench. We all know that Pound for Pound doesn't like to play young players, but is that also true of Flip? Maybe it's not a coincidence that the Wolves just signed all those young guys. But, you don't sign Dale Davis if you're not going to play him, and if you're Dale Davis, you don't sign with a team that isn't going to give you some PT. It looks like he's primed to take over those Elden Campbell minutes backing up the Wallaces and the Diceman. So much for all the talk that Darko was finally going to be freed this season.
- Finley is going to Miami. It's been speculated that Fin was down to the Pistons and the Heat, and now Detroit can't afford to sign him. I still don't understand why players do this. Why go to a team with D-Wade, Antoine Walker, and James Posey when you could be starting for Western Conference contenders in Denver or Phoenix? I know that I argued (in these here comments) that the Heat's offseason moves have made them the favorites in the East, but it's not like they're guaranteed a championship all of a sudden. That's a whole lot of new pieces to integrate into a team. If it were me, I'd rather get mine on a likely playoff team and see what happens. But, then again, I'm not a thirty-two year old NBA veteran; I'm a twenty-nine year old overeducated library clerk. What the fuck do I know?