Detroit Pistons Summer League Tracker

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  1. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    NBA.com : Detroit Pistons Summer League 2007

    All games are televised on NBATV (US market only)

    If you sign up for an NBA.com account, you can watch Webcasts of the games.

    More information here,
    NBA.com : Summer League 2007 Schedules

    Game 1
    Sat 07/07/2007
    6:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM PST
    Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers

    Game 2
    Mon 07/09/2007
    6:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM PST
    Detroit Pistons vs. Memphis Grizzlies

    Game 3
    Wed 07/11/2007
    6:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM PST
    Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons

    Game 4
    Thu 07/12/2007
    4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST
    Denver Nuggets vs.Detroit Pistons

    Game 5
    Sat 07/14/2007
    6:30 PM EST / 3:30 PM PST
    Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers
     
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    Re: Detroit Pistons Summer League

    Things to be excited about:

    1) Cheikh Samb - Does he really look more like Nene and less like Manute? Can he impress enough to have a spot on our bench in '07-'08? Will he be the future Mutombo?

    2) Stuckey - How much will he impress?

    3) Amir - Lock him up long term and turn him loose on some Summer league Comp!

    4) JMax - Does Joe have something against the other teams in summer league or what?

    5) Ali Traore- I picked him as a potential second round steal prior to the draft. It would be nice to see him catch on with us.

    6) Afflalo - Will he be another one of Joes big steals?

    Feel free to add to the list :)
     
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Re: Detroit Pistons Summer League

    That would be great if all this comes to fruition.
     
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    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    It's important for Max to play in his 3rd VSL. Today's player doesn't get enough offseason work in (my opinion). An extra set of practices, and 5 more sub-NBA scrimmages with significant playing time cannot hurt.

    I'm excited about fielding an All-Piston starting lineup, something few if any other SL teams can boast.

    Stuckey
    Afflalo
    Maxiell
    Johnson
    Samb

    We should be able to kick a lot of butt with that lineup.
     
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    I can't wait to see these guys in action.
     
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    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    Unfortunately, NBATV Canada is not showing the games at the right time, or at all. It's just another big joke on us. :(

    I will try to catch the webcast this evening. What I saw yesterday, the stream was not very smooth.
     
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    lurker First Round Draft Pick

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    If these five were the starters on an expansion team, and the team had an average bench, would they have the worst record in the league? My guess is no, but a lot of it would depend on how Samb looks against NBA competition.
     
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    I'm not sure NBATV is showing all the games in the U.S. either. My TV listings indicate that they're only showing a few random games, and only on tape delay.
     
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    Not sure about NBA tv, but it appears that all the games are available on the internet. I'm watching Golden state now, and the quality is pretty good.
     
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    Slippy All-Star Administrator Forum Donor

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    Chat will be open for the detroit games.
     
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    lurker First Round Draft Pick

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    Keith Langlois at Pistons.com has an article on Maxiell at the summer league.

    You might want to make sure you're sitting before you read this part. :fear:
     
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    [STRIKE] They didn't call Michael Curry "the Teacher" for nothing...[/STRIKE]

    Oh wait a minute... that was Dantley!

    We're screwed!

    :pound:
     
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    chat is open
     
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    When taken onto consideration that Jason Smith was the #19 pick in this draft, Cheikh Samb looked pretty good out there.

    Even better to think that the bulk of his contribution came in the first half.

    Probably got winded by the time the second half rolled around.

    Lets hope he doesn't smoke two packs a day or anything. :)
     
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    Arron Afflalo started off the game looking terrible both on offense and defense but as the game kept going IMO- Afflalo really turned it on. He got to the rim and finished with contact, hit a few outside shots and played quality defense. Hope to see him playing better in the next game.

    Stuckey- At times he really impressed me, he made some great passes. I remember him throwing the ball away 2 times and getting stripped towards the end of OT. Id like to see him cut down on the turnovers next game.

    Mejia- looked really impressive, drained the game winning three with .4 on the clock. Started at the SF, so maybe he could be Tays backup if he doesnt go overseas.

    Cheik- He is still really raw, but he had some nice putbacks and got some good rebounds

    Maxiel was a beast as always.
     
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    nba.com archives games so if you missed it, it should be available soon. It was interesting to see how Maxiell dominated, thats what it looks like when a man plays among boys.
     
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    The Low wasn't too impressed by the game, but he has a very special treat you won't find anywhere else to present later today (Sunday).

    I need to sleep. :)
     
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    There are only two treats in sports that I am looking for today.

    1. A win by Mr. Robertson against the BoSox. Every time one of my beloved Detroit teams beats one of those teams from Boston not only do we get a win but we get to stick it to ESPN. A double decker Oreo treat.

    2. A top five finish by Danica at gorgeous Watkins Glenn. She is currently ranked #8 on the IRL circuit this year.

    But I will look forward to Low's treat, so bring it on or has it already been brought the form of his report on yesterday's game. Thank you Low.

    :hoops:

    :hoops:
     
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    Nice win for the Pistons against the Grizz today. Stuckey was the star, with 27 points on 9-16 from the floor, 9-9 from the line. Pistons built a double-digit lead in the first half, lost it by halftime, went behind with a bad 3rd quarter, but played well right from the start in the 4th. They almost gave away a 7 point lead in the last minute, but held on for a 2 point win.

    Afflalo did a few good things but missed most of his shots. Mejia didn't do much on offense but played some good D on Rudy Gay. Samb had a nice first half, with a couple of sweet looks to JMax for huge dunks; I didn't know Samb had any passing ability. Although he looked rough in the post in the second half: this sideways one-handed hook shot he goes to is pretty brutal.

    Stuckey gave us a good look at what Joe must have liked so much about him from game tapes and scouting reports. His jumper seems shaky, but he's a true scorer going to the hole. He can put his head down, get into the lane, and create something or get to the line. In a league which clearly favors guys like that now, where frickin' Boobie Gibson can get to the line a million times in the conference finals, the refs had damn well better be showing some respect to Stuckey, who looks a lot more talented to me. He took Conley into the lane a couple of times today, using his size advantage to create a good shot. It looks like he'll give the Pistons a nice offensive boost off the bench this coming season.
     

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