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Joe Dumars ready to reshape Pistons

Updated: June 7, 2011, 4:01 PM ET
By Chad Ford

After two years of running his team with essentially both arms tied behind his back, Detroit Pistons president Joe Dumars is finally free to begin remaking the Pistons alongside new owner Tom Gores.

For the past two years, Dumars has been unable to rebuild his team while Bill Davidson's wife had the team up for sale. With the NBA announcing that the sale is finally complete, Dumars is ready to get rebuilding.

Not only has Gores given strong support to Dumars, but he's also not pressuring Dumars to take shortcuts. Dumars will have the green light to build the team the right way in the next three years.

How will it affect the Pistons' draft? Like every team, they would be open to a trade for the right offer. If they stay at No. 8, there are five guys on their radar. Most of the guys they are looking at are bigs -- Jan Vesely, Jonas Valanciunas, Bismack Biyombo and Tristan Thompson. The only name that belongs to a guard is that of Kemba Walker.

Whom would Joe D take?

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