Pistons' President Joe Dumars has told the media that he will not apologize for the lack of moves that his ball club has made this off season, saying that offers received did not benefit his team.
"I said we would look to make changes, but we wouldn't do a bad deal," he said. "The deals that were presented were not good deals for us. You don't make deals so you can walk in here on a day like today and say, 'Hey, we made a deal.' You want to resist that, and I did and I make no qualms about it."
The Pistons, who have gone to the Eastern Conference Finals six straight years but made the NBA Finals only twice, will rely on the emergence of guard Rodney Stuckey, who received rave reviews while playing for the U.S. Select team against the Gold Medalist American National Team.
"I am ready for any challenge that comes in," said Stuckey, whose minutes are expected to increase significantly. "I am always ready. I told you guys, I am never scared. They are going to be expecting more out of me, and I love that challenge."