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  1. Lee356

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    Well, he is plus 37 so far this season for Milwaukee. Note, right off the bat, Milwaukee wanted Middleton in their rotation. No way was he a throw in as far as they were concerned. As far as just how good he is, well, me I plan to watch all the rest of his games this season. I will keep track for you.
     
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    Once Delfino comes back, Middleton will be deep on the bench.
     
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    Knight got some minutes Saturday night in a loss to Dallas. He looked great defensively. Indeed, this game could have certainly went into the win column for Milwaukee without a very bad call by the officials that stopped Milwaukee's momentum late 3rd quarter. Dallas could not even sniff a bucket with Knight all over the Dallas point guard, and Middleton shutting down Dirk. And Middleton hit a triple right there to help Milwaukee's run. So Dirk just throws his body, elbow first, right into Middleton, knocking him back a couple of feet. And they called the foul on Middleton, who did nothing whatsoever except stand there and take this very obvious charge. So they called Middleton for the foul. Dallas finally ended up scoring. Totally thanks to bad officiating, or hey, Dallas did not seem to ever have been able to score again for this game.
     
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    Looks like Milwaukee had trouble sniffing buckets too.
     
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    John Hammond does not believe in the full tank. No free agents will want to make Milwaukee their destination of choice. Therefore, the Bucks will never get any studs to take them to the next level. They will always be a mid-level, mediocre, #8 seed in the East type team.
     
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    Middleton got the start tonight for Milwaukee in a loss to Miami. Middleton did ok. Playing out of position though at power forward. I say out of position, but actually, I saw him guard Bosh well, pull down lots of bounds, along with nailing another triple and doing some other scoring. Milwaukee really does has some decent players, but they lack a starting center these days. Pachulia starts, and is not the worst center you could ask for - but really should be some teams backup, not a starter. Anyway, Middleton, among a lot of things, provides quite a bit of good ball handling that actually makes Milwaukee's offensive sets look decent.

    Knight was pretty much invisible in as his rehabilitation stint continues.
     
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    Great game for Middleton tonight...6-for-11, 19 pts, 8 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl, 6-6 FT. Bucks lost to Magic and have dropped to 2-5. Knight was a DNP.
     
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    Why can't we get guys like that?


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    At this point, the Pistons have few players who they could trade to get Middleton back, who they simply gave away as part of a sign and trade. Tonight, Middleton played out of position, at power forward, and still put in these type of numbers. He can play shooting guard too, by the way.

    Of note, this was both a career game for Middleton, and for Afflalo, who nailed five 3's in the 3rd quarter on his way to 34 points. Orlando practically worships Afflalo these days by the way, who has added several dimensions to his game this year. Other than Drummond, forget trading for Afflalo. Who was given away.
     
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    I wonder if Middleton will get pushed to the bench when Knight and Delfino get back.
     
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    Wow, you could almost field a decent NBA team out of players that Dumars simply gave away. :becky:
     
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    Austin Daye would be the centerpiece.
     
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    Knight plays the point. Right now, Middleton is playing power forward. Delfino most likely will not return this season after his surgery.
     
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    Sure, get Darko back in the NBA, and you got a decent center. Delfino, when he comes off injury, the small forward. Middleton at shooting guard. But Afflalo could also play there.So for now, Middleton plays small forward, and Afflalo starts at shooting guard. You got Amir Johnson as your power forward. Billups was also given away, so you can count him as the point.

    For backups, get Rip back, get Sheed to unretire.
     
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    Without a time machine, you're looking at an 0-82 team.
     
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    Maybe, but they sure would beat our current Pistons, as being played by our new coach.
     
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    With a time machine, the best strategy would be to take them back to the 1930's where they'd be considered athletic.
     
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    Ahhh, classic Time Machine debate.
     
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    If Time machines were ever invented in the future, you would think that one would have come back in time. The lack of them most likely means one of two things: 1) it's physically impossible, at least to go backwards, or 2) humans went extinct before the technology was achieved.

    If we ever discover that the tech is actually possible, it tells us something about what happens to us in the future (extinction). And there would be no reason to pursue the technology since we'd already know that we're destined to come up short.

    Have a nice day!
     
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