Carlos the Fifth

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  1. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    PISTONS: Waiting on Magic

    Pistons, Delfino anticipate breakout season
    Waiting on Magic
    By Keith Langlois

    I'm really, really uncomfortable with Keith Langlois writing promotional work for the Pistons.

    Kudos to Keith however for letting us know that
    1. Carlos Delino is the 5th consecutive Carlos in the family line
    2. He has a 5 year old daughter
    3. His favorite player is Magic Johnson
  2. TWOTIMESRALPHI

    TWOTIMESRALPHI Team Captain 3x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    I hope he won't be too good so that we don't face a Okur- scenario while we keep Flip Murray :rolleyes:
  3. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    Okur was a second round pick. CD is a 1st round pick. The rules for re-siging him are a lot more in the franchise's favour.
  4. 16 Mile

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    I know this is beating a dead horse, but if the whole originization (but Flip) thinks Delfino is the real deal, and he is showing real flashes in pre-season, and Mo is getting beat out for Kobe's backup spot by some guy named Sasha.

    What in the heck was Flip thinking when he played Mo ahead Delfino last year? Was it personal? Is he simply incapable of judging talent? Or was he just rewarding his favorite pet? I go with all 3.
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    Speaking of beating stuff, I think that it probably had more to do with Delfino's strange shower etiquite than anything.
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    OMG, this is the best Delfino translation ever (Spanish to English) for those who missed it during Worlds. Hysterical.:rofl:

    The Japanese that saw everything
    YOUNG JULIAN
    A guard followed until within the shower Delfino in antidoping. Yes, there was pipí in public…
    [​IMG]

    So the Japanese are structured and obedient, that here usually lives surprising and gallant situations. Like that it happened to him to Carlitos Delfino after winning to him to New Zealand, tempranito affluent Friday (of Japan), by end eighth. The santafesino, just as Gaby Fernandez, was drawn for to go to the control antidoping but, as it accompanied a guard, it could not fulfill the “proceeding” (to tinkle) by the presence, to his side, of a strange person and he himself sex. Then, to have privacy, one went to the sector of the showers to bathe and to assume his responsibility. And it said to him to Alexander Cassettai, the group leader, that took care of its privacy, separating to the Japanese stamp. But it was impossible, the Japanese responded that it could not lose it of Vista because had to confirm that Delfino made its task. Then it drew for the barrier of Cassettai and dress put, to the very same shower where it was Carlitos, naked and hoping, in vain, to fill the frasquito in public. The Japanese fulfilled his mission and nor he perturbed when Walter Herrmann threw water to him so that he went away. “Sacame a photo and sends it to the newspaper”, shout the escort. And their desires were orders. Yes, Olé also was in clothes, but it remained outside the showers, eh…

    :pound: Too funny of a picture too. Ah, Carlitos!:pound:

    Translated version of http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pagina.jsp?pagId=1260751&fecha=20060828
  8. vthomp

    vthomp First Round Draft Pick

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    Carlos is a player I have always endorsed to be a good NBA player. I watched the tape of the preseason game with Miami and Delfino only thing to work on is his jump shot. Once that is up to par skies the limit for this player.

    Pistons did the right thing in commiting to him giving him a chance to break out this year. 20 mins a game will do him wonders and he next to Prince is one of the most versitale players the Pistons have.
  9. lurker

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    For those who don't have time to read the article, here's a summary of Delfino's first day as a Piston.

    Big Ben: My name is Ben Wallace and I'm here to make sure that rookies don't get any playing time. Got it?

    Carlos the Fifth: The umbrella is yellow.
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    Slippy All-Star Administrator Forum Donor

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    I understand how carlos felt. Everytime I tried to listen to chauncey...


    Man, that was a great piece of hype for the guy. I am ready to get on the Delfino wagon!! Let's roll.
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    LMAO! :pound:

    Damn, Lurker... that was a good one.
  12. 16 Mile

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    One thing about Delfino, he's now the third Piston to say "play me or trade me." We traded Darko, traded Mo (which I really can't comprehend him making the request considering he played the 2nd most minutes off the bench), and we decided to play Delfino.

    Makes me think that even though Delfino may not have Darko's potential, he does have the kind of drive that Joe likes.

    BTW, Mo Evans quote, from LATimes, on leaving Detroit

    He views it as a more palatable situation than another year in Detroit, where his playing time and scoring average dropped in the playoffs because the Pistons' rotation was shortened. After a sour end to the Pistons' season in the Eastern Conference finals, Evans and his agent, Roger Montgomery, appealed to team President Joe Dumars.

    "We were very hopeful that some changes could be made, whether we could expand our role there or get into a better situation," Evans said. "And they put us in a better situation."

    When Evans received the news he had been traded to the Lakers, he called Dumars and thanked him.

    "I definitely welcome an expanded role," Evans said. "The thing I like about our offense is it kind of highlights your talents. If you're a versatile player, then you can really show off your skills and your talents.

    "You might be in position to shoot three-pointers one moment, the next moment you might be slashing or cutting to the basket."

    "I wouldn't say unhappy like I was a problem, but they understood I was looking to be more a part of that team than what I was," he said.

    -I guess he forgot about Sasha
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    Yes Evans did not play much in the post-season. He only played in 4 of the Miami games for 5 MPG. But I thought near the end of the season that he had lost a lot of the spark he used to have . His shots were not falling and he kind of stopped crashing the offensive glass.

    He started the 1st LA game so I guess he would rather start for a bad team. Thing is if LA wants to improve then they will upgrade but I suppose someone in Evans position is trying to make the most of his PT hoping for the big contract.

    Its different with undrafted oversees guys. They already had their dreams crushed on draft night and are trying to make sure they get every chance they can get. Sitting on the bench behind Delfino would only have helped knock him out of the league for good like what happeneds to so many. He already been through all the summer leagues and pre-season invites.

    Its Delfino's year. I hope he makes the most of it and that Flip is willing to sweat through his growing pains and not give up on him so easy this year.
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    i don't recall seeing mo slashing to the basket -- unless it was without the ball to go to the glass. would that be because he wasn't allowed to in the offense? or cause he couldn't do it? i'm just askin' is all.
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    I remember a quote last year from Flip, something to the effect of ``I play Mo because he brings a known quantity''. As in, can count on him to hit the 3 from the corner. Delfino, on the other hand, didn't have a go-to move/shot.
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    Mostly because he was not good at handling the ball... Mo stayed within his skill set (limited as it was)... Delfino was certainly capable of slashing but he was also turnover prone and just as likely not to finish (just stating the facts)... In the end Delfino will be a better asset because he can cause defenses to breakdown.... he just needs to not force things that aren't available (Rip improved on this a lot)... Carlos can help himself considerably by knocking down some shots so he can create his own space to the rack.
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    jack of all trades and master of none. delfino didn't have a go to move but he could do everything pretty well. he can shoot, defend, pass, rebound and handle the ball. i see that as being more important and more valuable than a guy that stands in the corner and drops 3 balls. mo was a known quantity the problem is the thing that was known about him is that he wasn't better than delfino.

    delfino is an exciting player that the pistons need and needed last year. he will have a breakout season with some oppurtunity. i see a lot of people ragging on his shot but some guys don't just come in firing they need to get a couple shots up to get a rythm. delfino can shoot the ball. i also don't see him as turnover prone. he's a guy that tries to make things happen with the ball hence the higher turnover numbers. you can't get turnovers if you just stand in the corner and wait for a pass.

    delfino is the truth. he will push tay and rip for minutes. this is a good thing.
  18. roscoe36

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    He still needs to develop a consistent jumper. It's not ragging, his jumper is lousy.

    I hope so.

    Absolutely.
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    This is my favourite comment on last season. :thumb[1]:
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    Actually he's not a bad writer...for a company man.

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