Pistons getting the least out of their money

Cheers and Jeers,Sports,NBA,Jeffrey Tomik

Despite playing the most games in the NBA, the Detroit Pistons are still looking for their first victory.

The Pistons dropped to a franchise-worst 0-8 after getting outscored 30-17 in the fourth quarter during a 92-90 loss to the Thunder on Monday night.

Bad contracts have crippled the franchise.

Corey Maggette, who has yet to play this season because of a calf injury, is the team's highest-paid player at $10.9 million. Detroit traded Ben Gordon and a future first-round pick for the 33-year-old who is in the last year of his deal.

Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva both have two years at more than $8 million per year left on their contracts.

So far this season Stuckey has averaged 9.3 points a game while shooting 28.2 percent from the field, and Villanueva has played nine minutes and has been a "coach's decision -- DNP" in seven of the eight games.

Former Georgetown center Greg Monroe and 19-year-old Andre Drummond, the No. 9 pick in the draft, may be the only players on this roster worth keeping.

- Jeffrey Tomik

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