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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by blueadams, Dec 24, 2012.
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Does anyone here think we should trade for Eric Gordon? I've been wondering if he is to injury prone to warrant a trade for him...
Welcome aboard Dapolish. I guess it depends on who we will send for Gordon. He's got albatross of a contract that goes on for another 3 years. He is a talented player for sure, but I worry about his attitude. I don't know, he just seems like he's pissed off all the time. On the other hand, after the debacle over his contract with NO, he might become even more productive on a team that actually shows him some love. The problem is, it's a high risk proposition because of his contract.
OK let's talk Free Agents.......... We have $25M in cap space........Almost $30M if we dump Rodney (that should be a NO BRAINER) Monta Ellis: $10M/yr for 4 years. Need a 20ppg SG who can get his own shot. It also hurts the Bucks. David West: $7.5 - $8.5M/ yr for 3 or 4 years.... preferably 3.....I know he's old but his game isn't based on speed and athleticism, and he doesn't have a lot of miles on his body add the fact that Greg and Dre are so young....we need some veteran leadership, it also hurts the Pacers. Andre Igoudala: $10M/yr for 4 years. In this scenario we let Jose walk and pray that Brandon can run the point. We still struggle from the perimeter, but Ellis and Iggy are streaky enough to where you can't sag off of them. Somehow I still want to acquire Evan Turner and make him our PG.
I agree with you KGREG on West and Iggy, but not Ellis. I would rather keep Calderon and have Knight come off the bench.
Hella talented. But at this rate, he won't have legs by the end of his current contract. David West would be a good back up big man. Ill agree with you there. But Monta "have it all" Ellis & Andre Igoudala? Blurgh. Remember how we were worried about spacing during the season? Yeah. This does absolutely nothing for that problem. There are only so many good shooters out there willing to sign for an MLE. None of them are coming to Detroit. So we have to reach on people like Reddick and pay them big money.
After watching the havoc Nate Rob was causing against the Heat tonight I wouldn't let Bynum go unless I had a definite upgrade to him.
No to all three. Providing we go big in the draft. Lets think about the 1-2 postions. Very easy picks: PG-Tyeke Evans (6-6, age 25)) and an outstanding quick penetrator/ finisher and gets to the foul line. Is not lazy on defense. 2013 FG% (.478); FT% (.775). SG-Kevin Martin (6-7, age 30) and has great quickness and can score 20 a game if need be...just look at the current playoffs. Solid on defense....2013 FG% (.450); FT% (.890). See a pattern here? Now, we could take a look at the SF position: SF-Danny Granger (6-8, age 30) and a very quick trigger, outstanding at drawing fouls and solid defender. 2012 FG% (.416). FT% (.873). Now a very big question to ask: does this big and mature lineup equally mature our youthful 4-5?
After years of small ball and Frank's all-PG lineups, a lineup of 6'6" and taller sounds wonderful.
Thanks man! Yeah I have noticed that expression on his face...but that may be the look the team needs to get back to the Bad Boy days
Five FA dudes that I don't want to see in Pistons' gear: 1. JR Smith - Arguably the "least professional" player in the NBA. 2. Kevin Martin - soft; one-dimmensional; whiny 3. OJ Mayo - Ben Gordon part II. 4. Monte Ellis - Great when his shot is falling - AWEFUL when it isn't as the only thing he can do is score; limited on D due to size. 5. Josh Smith - wants too much money; Incredible athlete & talent but NOT a max guy.
I'd welcome OJ but I agree on the rest of the guys.
#5 seems like someone that you DO want to see in Pistons gear. We don't want to overpay anybody if we can help it of course.
Oh I agree. ...just not for 17 mil per year.
Josh Smith shoots too many outside shots for a guy that can't shoot from the outside. That being said, if a team could get him to cut down on his long distance heave-and-bricks, he could be a stud. It all depends on whether a coaching staff could get him to play to his strengths instead of to his weaknesses.
Honestly, I think Josh Smith is the best THIRD OPTION in the NBA.
His problem is that he thinks he's a FIRST OPTION.
I think Chris Bosh is a better THIRD OPTION.
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