Much will be made of the last week of Ben Wallace's career, and rightly so, but as the Pistons prepare to celebrate their glorious past, perhaps the biggest key to their future is right before our eyes.

The education of Brandon Knight is just beginning as his first season is ending.

Think about this for a moment. Two years ago, Knight was a senior in high school, preparing to attend the University of Kentucky for his lone season. Now he's about to enter what could be the biggest offseason of his career.

"It's a huge summer between your first and second year," Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said. "After your first, you're a (legit) NBA player. Some people sail a little bit, think 'I've arrived.'"