The Detroit Pistons have lost 17 in a row, but you really wouldn't know it from the front office.
We haven't heard much from them during this drought, the longest in franchise history, other than they want to see if the team can "gel" before making any panic moves.
Even worse than the losing is the Pistons' stunning lack of identity or direction, as this roster never made sense even if they had all been healthy, something that has been a constant under Troy Weaver, who has never built a coherent team.
There may not be a trade out there that can save them, but Detroit needs to at least start figuring out how this is going to work moving forward and which players they are going to keep and build around.
Should the Detroit Pisotns start jettisoning players?
The Pistons have seven expiring contracts and that doesn't even include Bojan Bogdanovic, who can be bought out for $2 million after this season. So even though they may have identified their core three or four players, everything else is up in the air.
They also have to think about getting more complementary players for Cade Cunningham, whose development is being stunted by a heavy workload and no spacing around him.
So would the Pistons make a deal to add a veteran even if he wasn't part of the long-term plans?