4 Ingredients to building a great Detroit Pistons team

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2. An All-Star Backcourt

This is the trademark to every great Pistons team. High-profile backcourts are a Piston trademark as they take a heavy amount of pressure away on offense for the rest of the team by being a complementary balance of playmaking and perimeter scoring.

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Hall-of-Famers Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars did so by Thomas being the table setter who could pass with the best players in the league and Dumars being one of the most efficient perimeter threats, both of whom would win Finals MVP for their play in 1989 and 1990. The 2004 championship Pistons won behind the big shots and playmaking from Chauncey Billups and the consistent midrange scoring from Rip Hamilton, the former went on to win the Finals MVP.

Every Championship Pistons team had Hall-of-Fame level guard play, and every Finals MVP in team history went to a guard. In a league dominated by guards and wings, a high-profile backcourt is a must. The Pistons currently have a pair of high upside guards on their roster, regardless of fit, so there is potential for Detroit to find it's backcourt of the future sooner than later.