Does this help or hurt Troy Weaver’s future with the Pistons?
Troy Weaver’s seat is not hot yet but there are many fans who think it should be after his rebuild has gone nowhere so far.
Given what he had to start with, Weaver was afforded plenty of patience by fans and ownership, who knew he had a tall task in front of him that was going to take time. But if this season turns out to be a flop, what is the plan here?
The Pistons have six expiring contracts, plus Bogdanovic, so it’s not like their future is set by any stretch of the imagination. Another last-place finish, more draft picks, more patience, more waiting: Is this cycle ever going to end? The Pistons could be turning over half their roster after this season, so again I ask, what exactly is the plan?
It’s not like injuries are Weaver’s fault, but this wonky roster is, as he has made no effort to put an actual team on the floor but has instead been trying to acquire parts like a kid playing fantasy basketball.
If the Detroit Pistons don’t show any sign of progress this season, Tom Gores is going to have to take a hard look at Weaver’s job (and he can take a long look in the mirror as he does).
Of course, early injuries could buy Weaver more time, as they can always blame that if they get out to a slow start.
Let’s hope that doesn’t happen and by the end of the season Weaver looks like a genius after all of the young guys step up and show there is a bright future ahead. If not, we are now looking at a 6-7 year rebuild and I can’t recall a GM in any sport that got that kind of time while their team was one of the worst in the league.