Pistons president Joe Dumars has taken the team's stars off the trading block as he plans to keep the nucleus together.
"We talked to teams this summer, but nothing was presented to me that would make us better than we already are," Dumars said. "This can be one of the elite teams in the league that contends for a championship."
When coach Flip Saunders was fired shortly after the team's demise in the postseason, Dumars claimed that Rodney Stuckey was the only untouchable player on the roster.
"Whatever I said at that press conference wasn't new to the players," Dumars said. "They know where I stood then and where I stand now, unhappy about how last season ended."