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They might struggle while getting used to playing without Ben Wallace, but I don't envision a big drop-off. They can't win a championship, but this is still an excellent perimeter team at both ends of the court.... Chauncey Billups seemed to lose his confidence all of a sudden in the playoffs. But he's one of the elite players in this league, and he's tough-minded enough to come back and be an MVP candidate over the next few years.... Flip Murray is an upgrade for their bench. He can play both guard positions and a little bit of small forward, and he'll drive it to the goal, which was something they couldn't do during the playoffs.... Rasheed Wallace got stuck at the three-point line so often last year that his rebounding numbers were down. They need him and Antonio McDyess to produce in the low post if they want to go far.... During their great start last year they developed this cockiness--you could see it in their faces. They started toying with teams by playing close for three quarters, then turning it on in the fourth. That turned me off.