This article has little to do with the Pistons directly (or does it???) but it is a fascinating look into how young players develop-- or don't. A educational psychologist compares psychology research with the way teams (namely the Knicks) look at talent. It goes a long way to explain why some organizations consistently have "all the luck" and why some teams repeatedly fail despite having more talent.
Where do you think Joe D would fall on the player development spectrum?
(H/T to Truehoop and Knickerblogger)