at Chicago Bulls Monday January 10 8:00 pm

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  1. TaS

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    I'm blaming it on too much L.O.F.T.

    The stat they showed last night on the Bulls broadcast is that the Pistons bench leads the NBA in scoring. Of course, that means that our starters must be dead last... or close to it.
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    Kuester, no matter what, will not use logical rotations. This game, he left out Maxiell, a guy who could have physicaled up some on Boozer. Bad move. All that time Rose got inside - how about having your best guy inside to help make that a bad idea. We already were without Ben Wallace, so you sit JMAX all nite? Basically, Kuester does not show he has a clue what it takes to win an NBA game. Certainly not the non-existent D CV played.

    Further problems. Without bringing the starters back in much in the first half - our bench, which we needed to win this one, was overplayed.

    Sure, getting Monroe big minutes is nice - but that many? Playing the whole first half almost without rest - then most of the 2nd half too. That is not going to win games.

    And how about Wilcox. Sure, he had a nice game - to start. But why leave a guy out there that long who has seen so little action this season. The idea is to let him contribute to a win.

    Just basically a messed up rotation. No excuse from the Ben injury, as we had Maxiell who to a large extent plays the same game.

    Another coaching loss. We got the talent. Need a coach.
  3. BillLaimbeer

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    The Pistons are 4-3 when Maxiel sits out a game.

    The Pistons are 8-22 when Maxiel plays in the game.
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    Very true. Have to wonder what these GM's are thinking in trying to replace franchise players with mid-late draft picks. But Hunter still turned out to be a pretty good player once new management figured out his role.
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    as Im quite sure stuck will. square peg round hole usually doesnt work too well for the peg...
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    Which means percentage wise the Pistons would be 21-16 if Max had sat out all 37 games....?:sssh:
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    You said it, not me....:pound:
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    It's interesting to see that the top 5 teams for the highest scoring benches are amongst the worst teams in the league.
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    I do not like him, that is true. That stems from watching him play though and not some personal bias against him.

    I've said over and over that I blame most of Stuckey's struggles on the Piston management for placing him in a staring role that he is not suited for. He has not made a bad situation any more tenable though by his inability to grasp seemingly rudimentary principles. The stuff he is struggling with is stuff a rookie (a real on who's played less than 82 games) 20 games into the season should be dealing with.
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    It's a great point, Ernie. Sure, you blame Dumars for forcing Stuckey into a not so natural position. But, at some point, the kid has to learn and adjust his game.
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    You aren't ever going to get the best out of him playing him at the point. Stuckey would look a lot better on just about any team in the league probably, and that isn't just the obvious lack of talent on the roster issue, either. It's a joke how Stuckey's been handled since he got here.
  13. Ernie the Slow Adult

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    You mean by getting consistent playing time (not to mention a starting spot) that no young Piston player has received in 10+ years?
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    But JoeD had him surrounded with too much talent, until he had him surrounded with not enough talent. Either way, [STRIKE]Darko [/STRIKE]Stuckey hasn't had a chance to succeed.
  15. BallDon'tLie

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    I agree, it IS a joke regarding how he's been handled.
    IMO the ONLY chance that Collider has to be a "special" player is at the PG position. As a two, he loses any size/strength advantages that he has over the PGs that he faces every night.

    Stuck needed to be groomed to be a PG and his groomer was traded prematurely. If Rod could have played behind Chauncey for a few more years, he might have a shot at being a fine player.

    He's best utilized as a combo guy off of someones bench.
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    ...and usually winds up with you getting a new peg because the hole isn't going anywhere.

    Joe is simply unwilling to change pegs and is waiting for the round hole to turn square.
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    exactly my young padawan learner:hoops:
  18. 2Tough4You

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    I disagree. If Stuckey is playing with a smaller guard (like Gordon), Stuckey is going to be defended by the bigger, stronger guard anyway, regardless of what position he plays. If Stuckey is playing with someone as big or bigger than himself (T-Mac), he's going to still be guarded by the opposing team's point guard in cross-matchups.

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