Joe Dumars has three years to get the Detroit Pistons on track


Chad Ford of ESPN:

"Not only has Gores given strong support to Dumars, but he’s not pressuring Dumars to take shortcuts. Dumars is going to have the green light to build the team the right way over the next three years."

Ford also analyzes the main targets the Pistons are eying in the draft:

"Most of the guys they are looking at are bigs — Jan Vesely, Jonas Valanciunas, Bismack Biyombo and Tristan Thompson. The one lone name that’s a guard is that of Kemba Walker.Who would Joe D take?Dumars likes winners and if Kemba Walker fell that far (a big if) he’d be seriously in the mix despite the fact that point guard isn’t a pressing need for the Pistons."

Apparently, Dumars has changed his travel plans:

"Dumars has already been to Europe to scout both Valanciunas and Vesely. Two key members of the Pistons’ staff — Scott Perry and George David — will travel to Spain later this week to check out Biyombo in Valencia, Spain. However, thanks to an ongoing coaching search, Dumars won’t be joining the rest of his staff on the trip."