Detroit Pistons: the 2012-13 season

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by BillLaimbeer, May 20, 2012.

  1. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    The beauty of our picks is that we feel like we got a #2 or #3 quality player each time, without the tanking.
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    BallDon'tLie All-Star 3x Fantasy Champion

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    As much as I wanted 'em to tank the last two years, I'm proud of the Pistons for playing to win.
    That being said; I hope that victories are measured in player development rather than wins and losses this year. I want all 4 rooks to have a butt-load of opportunities to learn by doing. I'd rather see a bunch of players learning from their rookie mistakes than 42 MPG of Tayshaun Prince pump fakes.

    I really want to protect this lottery protected 2013 draft pick.
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    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    So, you want them to tank this year? [insert stirring the pot icon that I can't find anymore]
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    BallDon'tLie All-Star 3x Fantasy Champion

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    I don't want 'em to tank.
    I want 'em to play hard and develop the young foundation of the future irregardless of wins & losses.
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    Had the Pistons not signed Gordon and CCG following the season they let Billups, Sheed, Dyess et al go they would not have been tanking when they lost, they would have just been bad.

    They could have been rotating a cast of Walker Ranger Jr's and this Russian Ukranian guy in and out looking for gold.
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    Good things always go to honest people.
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    round All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Karma...
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    So happy to see the release of the season program and see the Pistons are playing in Europe in January!! Will only be the second time I've got to see them play live and at such an interesting time in the franchise - I feel blessed!!!!

    Decent opponent in the Knicks that are not unbeatable either.

    Apparently London will be the spot, but I'll be booking my flight to wherever it is from Geneva as soon as I find out.
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    Joe Louis becomes The Brown Bomber.......

    Gordie Howe becomes Mr. Hockey...........

    Vinnie Johnson becomes The Microwave...........

    The Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium Becomes the Silverdome...........

    The Joe Louis Arena Becomes The Joe............

    And now.....Charlie Villeneueva becomes BOT.............

    I feel history is being made here........................:)
  11. BallDon'tLie

    BallDon'tLie All-Star 3x Fantasy Champion

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    :poop: "The Brown Bomber" kinda works for Bucket of Turd as well. :poop:
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    Nemo Pun Master Forum Donor

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    The Brown Bomber is an important piece of Detroit history.........

    We could have possibly used The Brown Dump.................
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    The Panda Garbage Post All Star Forum Donor

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    I'm really glad that stuck.

    Feels nice to have helped contribute to making a mark.

    Even if it is just the stain on those nice white underpants
  14. BallDon'tLie

    BallDon'tLie All-Star 3x Fantasy Champion

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    It works well!

    I think it was Ernie (...or Basketbills?) that referred to Kwame Brown as "Giant Turd" a couple years back when Brown was a Piston. That nickname stuck quite nicely and "GT" became part of the PF lexicon.
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    I actually like the name BOT better because it seems less disgusting than GT because Alexa032 uses it.
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    There was some article today about how BOT uses fan scorn as motivation. So, in a small way, we are helping the organization here.
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    Looks like BOT doesn't want to be an amnesty victim (or go to the worst team ala BG):

  18. BillLaimbeer

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    The window closed to use the amnesty this year.
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    Can still use it next year. It's always going to be a threat to him because the only other guy eligible is Monroe.
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    if detrot papers were to announce on april fools day "Detroit Pistons amnesties Greg Monroe" I'd get heart attack. Too cruel joke even for me
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