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Comparing the Wizards to the 89 Pistons

Don't laugh me out of this forum, just by reading the headline...The Wizards are putting together a pretty good squad defensively, which made me think back to the 88-89 Detroit Pistons. I took a look at their roster from way back and there are some fairly nice comparisons. I know we are younger, less experienced, less successful, etc. etc. but, take a look at the player comparisons.

Isiah Thomas G John Wall

Joe Dumars G Bradley Beal

Adrian Dantley F-G Trevor Ariza

Rick Mahorn C-F Nene

Bill Laimbeer C Kevin Seraphin

Vinnie Johnson G Jordan Crawford

Dennis Rodman F Trevor Booker

James Edwards C-F Emeka Okafor

Mark Aguirre F-G Jan Vesely

John Salley F-C Chris Singleton

Look, I understand that most of these comparisons are not favorable (yet, I hope). However, it seems to me like we could do worse than choosing a team like the 89 Pistons to emulate. Wondering what you think...

This represents the view of the user who wrote the FanPost, and not the entire Bullets Forever community. We're a place of many opinions, not just one.

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