The only thing the Detroit Pistons have to look forward to is the future.
When your present reality is a 27-game losing streak (and that's before tonight's matchup with the Celtics), hope that things can and will get better is all that you have.
Fans are crying out for some kind of change, whether it is a front office shake-up or some new faces on the roster.
There is not one move that can save the Pistons, but they have to try something via trades or finally throwing some money around in free agency instead of giving their cap space to other teams in exchange for second-round picks.
Yesterday, insider Shams Charania dropped some possibilities for the Pistons in free agency:
While any of these guys would certainly be an upgrade, they all come with red flags, some more severe than others.
Miles Bridges- The walking red flag
Let's start with the easy one. I am not the moral judge of another human and do believe in second chances, but Bridges has had his second chance and he did it again.
Aside from how you might feel about his skill on the floor, this is a team that has done nothing but preach about "high character" players for the last four years. We've been told endlessly that the person matters as much as the player, so for them to turn around and sign Miles Bridges would be the height of hypocrisy.
Even if you don't care about Bridges tainted past (which many of you don't based on the comments I am getting), he only fits a small portion of what the Pistons actually need. He's not a great 3-point shooter (below league average) or a defender, the two attributes the Pistons need the most.
Do the Pistons really need to add another 31 percent 3-point shooter to the worst 3-point shooting team in the NBA? And do so while giving up whatever minuscule shred of credibility the organization has left?
That's a hard pass from me. The last thing this team needs is the negativity that would come with signing Bridges, especially when he is not the player they need anyway.