In Defense of Rodney Stuckey or You Guys Don't Have a Clue

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  1. roscoe36

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    Our top 3 by salary are still pretty good. The problem is between Villanueva and Stuckey. You've got 3 bigs who are not cheap, and not good enough to start.
     
  2. tads

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    I bet this salary structure will hold until next summer, and it'll be good for maintaining some solid structure in the locker room, despite having too many guards.

    Kwame is gone this summer though, and if wilcox comes back his expiring contract will probably make for some trade fodder between July and the trade deadline next year.

    To replace them we will have the rookie scale contract of the monroe/aldrich/davis draft pick that we get, and whichever one of the free agent big men we get with the MLE.

    With just these changes we'd look like this
    1. Rip
    2. Tay
    3. Gordon
    4. Villanueva
    5. ?Tyrus Thomas?
    6. Maxiell
    7. Bynum
    8. Stuckey
    9. Monroe/Aldrich/Davis
    10. Daye
    11. Atkins
    12. Wallace
    13. Jerebko
    14. Summers
    15. Other second Rounder

    And I could see Joe D being very comfortable with that unless some crazy sign and trade comes along.
     
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    Anyone know anything on this guy?


    [SIZE=+1]33. IAN MAHINMI, PF[/SIZE]
    [​IMG]Age: 23 | Height: 6-11
    Experience: 2 years | '09-10 Team: Spurs
    2009-10 Stats: 3.3 pt | 1.9 reb
    Status: Unrestricted free agent​

    The Skinny: Mahinmi has played sparingly in the pros, having been injured in 2008-09 and usually hanging around on the bench or in the NBA D-League as a Spurs prospect. When he does play, he performs. He ranks as the third best player in D-League history according to PER, one of its most efficient players, a great shotblocker and rebounder. So why does he see only garbage time in San Antonio? Beats me. Someone needs to unleash him, though.
     
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    To many holes with little time. You have no Pg and a tweener at the two. You also have a silent gap that is soon to become a disappearing chalk line on pavement during a torrent rain storm. I'll translate that last sentence.

    To get a heavy front line (and please just forget the draft), you will have to deal some big point totals. This means Rip or Tay or both. The reason...you need to shore up the front line and the latter have defined past boundary lines...your white heat of chalk. You can't have it all. If you are going to play in the rain, then the lines become fuzzy and soon there are gone.

    With a S/T and the MLE you can plug some big holes in the front line.

    But who does your scoring? That is why I lean heavily toward a two-three combo arena. This is your new direction. It is top heavy at the low end. This is why I like Johnson or Henry. They will kick in Daye and CV because you don't have any leaders to do so. They are the superb athletes that have the mix to bring the P/R to it's knees. This will free up Stuckey and out of his panic mode. Notice during the playoffs the absence of any P/R consistent sets. That is why the triangle offense is tough to beat.

    But...you need a GM to see this and a coach who will let his offensive imagination run free.

    Make no mistake about this direction. You will lose next year. But only next year.
     
  5. tads

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    Detroit Bad Boys did a big thing on Rodney Stuckey. If you think about it, he really is better than alot of PGs out there.
     
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    Stuckey has an ace-in-the-hole...that being, JD. He is cheap and the GM's ego gives him one more chance this year to learn some mental equations. He needs to begin understanding Organic Chemistry and to start the season he will have some extra Carbon (in the middle of the equation) players to react against.

    We will see.
     
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    lol

    I'm always mesmerized by your posts and I'm doing my best to figure out what exactly this means.
     
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    lol
    This time you win. I have given up fighting with you about Stuckey. Using a slightly more reflective approach.

    Question to Stuckey: are you understanding Rondo's game?
     
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    This thread has really aged well.
     
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    The Pistons had no guard problem last year. They had a coaching problem. Or a coaching / GM problem. Stuckey and Knight are a fine pair of point guards. Just play them as point guards, and there is no problem.

    This year, with adding Billups to play some shooting guard, and with drafting KCP, we have no guard problem. None what so ever. Obviosly though, our GM, and coach, can manufacture a guard problem by playing our fine point guards out of position as shooting guards. But if not, we should be all set. PS. No problem up front either. Should be a fine team, unless the new coach, and the old GM, muck it up.
     
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    Prophetic.
     
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    The franchise's best point guard of the last two decades is not being brought back to play shooting guard.
     
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    I don't think Bup Bup has any intentions of coming off the bench either.
     
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    Mentally Stuck just does not have it. Nervous condition, afraid of success - who knows.. Talent is there but he just can't seem to get it together,
     
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    Or make a layup! How and the world does a guy who takes almost ALL of his shots in paint shoot such a horrible FG%!
     
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    If you gave him Chauncey's 3-point stroke, he never would have lost his starting job.
     
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    I pray that this exact same post doesn't end up in the KCP thread one day.
     
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