Saturday, December 8, 2007

Chauncey Billups Doesn't Play His Best Against The Bulls

I'm not trying to take anything away from the Bulls. They're a pretty good team, but I know the Pistons can definitely play them a lot better than how they've been playing them. For instance, if Chauncey Billups would be as aggressive against the Bulls as he is against other opponents, then the Pistons would probably not have a loosing record against this team. Chauncey himself know that when he's aggressive the Pistons win. So why doesn't he play more assertive and aggressive against the Bulls? Why does he wait till the fourth quarter to play the way he know he should've been playing all along?

Well, I'm not a psychiatrist but here's what I think is going on. I think the Pistons as a whole has not gotten over Ben Wallace yet, and Chauncey Billups is more affected by his departure more than anyone else. Remember, Chauncey had some input in bringing coach Flip Saunders to Detroit, whom Ben had an falling out with. Under Flip Saunders the team was becoming more offense oriented...Ben felt that he wasn't being included in the offense, and the rest is history. Therefore, Chauncey might feel like it's his fault that Ben left. Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely not saying that Chauncey is deliberately not playing his best so that the Bulls could win, I'm saying that Chauncey evidentially have too much on his mind whenever he plays Ben Wallace and the Bulls.

Anyway, the Pistons lost to the Bulls yet again Friday night and if they can't get over loosing Ben, then they'll just continue to loose against his team. The Playoffs is a different story though, there'll be no distractions then. Hopefully.

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