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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by BillLaimbeer, Jun 30, 2014.
If the NBA ever created a hugging award, they would name it after Rodney.
If they did that, then I would stop hugging my kid.
Rodney huggs, yes but not from the friendliness, by hugging Rodney tried to soften his colliding targets
I gotta admit, I will miss the huggernaut jokes.
He did have the best nicknames of any recent Piston.
Full roster: Detroit Pistons announce summer league roster | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
How on earth can Brian Cook be playing? Wasn't he drafted in 2000 or something?
Spinout! That has got to be a favour from SVG. Either that or Cook has some dirt on him. Cook did play for a season under SVG in 2008. Dude hasn't played in the NBA for 2 seasons...
That's 2 seasons without wear and tear. Cook can stretch the floor, are they looking to dump Harrelson?
we also need players.... we have zero rookies, and it better for the few players we want to get a read on if there playing with players that atleast understand the NBA game. I'd rather have Cook take a spot on the roster as we look at our young players in other spots then a few college kids that have zero shot at making an NBA roster.
What about battier?
Cook looking decent so far. KCP is going to be really good this year. Looks like the best athlete on the court. The summer league defense is relentless...
Cook is 33 years old...he was a rookie on the Laker team that was a victim of the Piston 5 game sweep in 2004. So far KCP is the only Piston to show up in the second half, as the Rockets trimmed a 11 point halftime lead down a tie before Pope got the boys in blue going. Pope looking better going to the hoop instead settling for the long range jumper....that he displayed as a rookie. JVG is in the house too.....have to wonder what if any advise he will give brother SVG.....does SVG have all of his assistants yet?
Pistons scratch out a victory dow n the stretch 95-89. Pope lead the team with 26 points as five other Pistons finished with double figures with Siva and Mitchell getting 16 and 13 respectively. Old man cook also contributed 1o points. Defensive specialist Liggins may have made it but missed 5 of 6 free throw attempts. Good color analysis by Zeke to point out teaching moments for the Pistons. Next game to be broadcast on NBA TV will be tomorrow at noon pacific and 3 PM EDT vs the Grizzlies.
I'm really liking Siva. He may be shorter but it seems like he's a lot stronger than the other guards. He's definitely a poor man's version of someone good, but I like his well-roundedness. I don't know why the opinion around the team is that me might be on his way out. I like KCP also. I hope they pick up more guys in that mold.
Siva and KCP belong. Each played strong, controlled games. I would not be surprised to see Cook take the 4th big spot.
Cook has real 3 point range. Don't think he's better than jorts at this point though.
Amir Johnson must be spinning in his grave watching Cook start a Summer L game. Wasn't there some 6'9 kid from Indiana (Walsted or Wolford?) who had some range?
Looks like Pope has finally arrived. He has such an all-around game that it took someone like Isaiah to comment that his strength is his short game, his finishing on drives and then, his 3 pt. shot. This only make sense if he doesn't drop off on the defensive end and he doesn't. He totaled 26 pts. (8/19) and 6 steals. From my eye, he looks smooth at everything he does. A very adaptable fellow: a solid two, who might substitute as a one and the can further adapt as a three for a smaller ball. Everyone likes the jitterbug dance from the PGs, and many of these range from 6-3 to 5-10 and unfortunately, most do not last long, unless they are called Nash. In short, there is a huge potential here. Reminds me of a young Oscar Robertson, who also had a quiet smoothness about him.
Would you say any of them are having a "Daye-like" performance?
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