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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by blueadams, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. BillLaimbeer

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    Calderon and Knight can be on the floor at the same time. We seriously need another guard this summer to replace Stuckey.
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    Start Middleton at the 1.
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    True, but right now we're short on starters!
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    Are you available? I'm so over the Stuckey rookie year......
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    I don't know if Jose would start long term. It could be Jose or Will Bynum.
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    Dirk is willing to sacrifice, so that will probably mean a very high value for Calderon. That could mean 3 yrs/8+M. Too many years standing still at 1-2 will haunt JD (he just has that great big wishing well).
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    Looks Michael Carter Williams in moving into our range. oladipo may have moved into the top 5. some have Zeller falling out of the top 10. Floor spacing and perimeter scoring seem to help the big guys operate so I still have CJ at the top.

    Going big is an interesting idea but Drummond is better than anticipated but he's not developed yet. How would you handle 2 big men who need development?
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    I read Zeller was having a good combine.
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    Certainly not the way we have gone about our mishandling our guard situation.
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    Indeed he did: standing leap of 35.5 inches and wow everyone with his athleticism. Larkin (all 5-10 of him) jumped a puny standing leap: 31.5 (along with Burke at 29.5) and running leap of 44 inches (Burke was 36.5). Also, Burke measured in at 5-11 inches (no shoes).

    The tall tales of smaller inches.
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    Burke at 5'11" without shoes is good thing. Many (myself included) thought he would come in under 6'0 with shoes.
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    Slippy said:
    Looks Michael Carter Williams in moving into our range.
    Had excellent measurements, a good athlete and will no doubt jump within the top 15 range. The book on him is that is can not shoot, so he will have to settle for being a PG (6-4) or just another combo, which for him, is not a bad position to be in. It just doesn't shout:

    Carter Williams is a 6'6 (not 6'4) passing PG. Not sure how anyone could refer to him as a combo guard. He really helped himself out at the combine testing out as a freak athletically. In the NBA, he certainly would be one of the biggest PGs and also one of the most athletic. He's definately a lottery pick and could be a great fit for this team especially if we got some good wings in Free Agency. Carter-Williams is very underrated IMO. He's like an athletic Ricky Rubio.
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    I wouldn't mind MCW. His size would be very helpful defensively, as we could have him on the SGs and Knight on the PGs.

    Otherwise, I would try to trade our pick together with Stuckey (+ filler if necessary) for Granger and perhaps their 1st pick
    I'm thinking the team would look something like this:

    Jose Calderon / Brandon Knight
    OJ Mayo / Khris Middleton/ Kim English
    Danny Granger/ Kyle Singler
    Greg Monroe / Jonas Jerebko/Charlie Villanueva
    Andre Drummond / Jason Maxiell / Slava Kravtsov
    + some draftees.

    This team should make the playoffs and still have lots of cap space for next season.
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    “In fact, many NBA scouts are saying the upcoming draft could be the weakest in several years.” — ESPN NBA draft insider Chad Ford

    If you are following all the draft chatter, you can assume the quote from one of the foremost NBA draft experts is just one of the latest criticisms of this year’s class.

    Except the sentence appeared shortly after the 2008 draft as an analysis of the upcoming 2009 draft class — you know the one that featured Blake Griffin, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Jrue Holliday and Ty Lawson.
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    It's the weakest draft every year.
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    That's because it is always being compared to the 2003 draft.
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    Imagine you are Indiana. Now imagine that Detroit calls you up and offers you Rodney Stuckey + 1st rounder for an extremely talented, well rounded wing player.

    Just think what you would say to that offer.
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    Some teams still stuffed it up. *Headdesk*
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    Let's go back in time. Elton Brand and Lamar Odom were both restricted free agents for the Clippers. Riley extended an offer sheet to Brand that the Clips quickly matched, he then turned around and offered Lamar Odom a contract that the Clippers couldn't match because all their money was tied up with Brand. Old Riles pulled a real doozy on the Clips. I think we can do something similar to Indiana. Offer David West $10M to become a Piston and make Indian match us. By matching us they will essentially put themselves in a situation where they simply cannot afford to re-up Danny Granger next summer, then I think we can nab the guy for around $10M next summer.

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