NEXT WORRY: BENCH SCORING
Allen Iverson and his chemistry-busting style are on the shelf for at least two weeks. So, AI avoids having to come off the bench for the first time in his career until later this month.
The way the Pistons are playing, it seems they're better off without him. But now they have to wonder who's going to produce off the bench.
Not too long ago, they had Richard Hamilton and Antonio McDyess as their sixth and seventh men. Now, Jason Maxiell is back in the role he had last year as sixth man and the seventh man is, who, Will Bynum?
That's the dilemma for Michael Curry until and if AI returns. He's got a bunch of role players but no go-to scorers to carry the second unit. Walter Herrmann is probably the offensive skilled but he's just too inconstent. He had 11 points against Boston, none against Denver. That's typical of guy who relies so much on 3-point shooting.