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March 1, 2007

Darko Starts

In 1997 the Detroit Pistons traded Otis Thorpe to the Vancouver Grizzlies for a conditional first round draft choice. Thorpe had been an above average power forward for thirteen consecutive seasons. But after the trade, he played four more seasons (with five different teams) and was never above average again. …

Glad to be Wrong

I was born in Detroit. Although my family left the Motor City in 1981 (and I have not visited since 1990), I remain a Pistons fan. Consequently, when Ben Wallace departed for Chicago this past summer I was not happy (which I noted at the time). Given Big Ben’s productivity …