Would a Pistons starting five of Rodney Stuckey-Grant Hill-Tayshaun Prince-Amir Johnson-Greg Monroe make the playoffs?


The summer is the perfect time for ‘what if?’ posts and Logan Rothman of Ridiculous Upside has a good one: what if NBA teams were only composed of the active players that they’ve drafted? Here’s what the Pistons’ roster would look like:

"PG Rodney StuckeySG Grant HillSF Tayshaun PrincePF Amir JohnsonC Greg MonroeBenchSG Arron AfflaloSF Carlos DelfinoSF Chase BudingerC Darko MilicicSF Austin DayePF D.J. WhiteC Mehmet Okur"

I dare say … that looks like a playoff team (and even more impressive than that … Logan left out Jonas Jerebko, who would make that team even more solid). Certainly not the most impressive team on the list — my personal pick to dominate the NBA would be the Chicago squad led by Derrick Rose/LaMarcus Aldridge/Joakim Noah. The New Orleans Hornets backcourt of Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant is also pretty intriguing.