Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by easybuckets, Oct 29, 2006.
I disagree. I think the Piston guards really struggle defending quick guards.
Rip and Lindsey can defend smaller players, although Rip was better at steering his man into help.
Chauncey and Murray are not good defenders by any stretch of the imagination, and since Murray has been primarily used as the backup PG in Preseason and the first game, this means that the opposing pivot is the one getting a serving of free chili, which allows for kickouts and dump offs.
Last year, the Pistons were great at defending the 3 because they stayed home. In previous years, it seemed to be a team effort to collapse on the ball.
I would rather see a team beat you from the arc than the FT line and the paint. The philosophy here doesn't seem to make much sense. It's almost like the team has a compulsive disorder brought on by the playoff heroics of Robert Horry.
I hope Jalen can react faster on the court than he can in making up his mind on where he wants to play. He already has his money. what a weirdo. And wasn't that agent of his the same one who got the big payday from Ben? Meanwhile some poor dude in Arizona may lose his job over this, as their roster is full.
WTF?? In this very thread, a couple of days ago when you thought he might sign with the Pistons you said:
"Let's all send him emails asking him to sign with Detroit. He is giving away a lot of money to kids in Detroit. I don't see him as a bad apple. And I never heard of A BAD APPLE FENCE. What in the world is that"!!!!!!
Now he is a slow thinker and a "weirdo" rather than a "good apple" because he chooses to sign somewhere other than Detroit. Too funny.
The Jalen Rose sweepstakes appear to be over.
The winner? Phoenix.
According to his personal blog at JalenRose.com, Rose has chosen to play in Phoenix after being courted by the Suns, Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons. Rose was bought out by the New York Knicks during the preseason.
"Being waived by the New York Knicks has created an opportunity for me to find a team to play on that will hopefully get me back into the playoffs with a realistic opportunity to win a NBA Championship," Rose wrote. "I am lucky and thankful to the numerous teams that have shown interest in me over the past few days, in particular Joe Dumars and my hometown Pistons and Pat Riley and the Miami Heat.
"Choosing the next chapter in my career has been difficult but I am proud to announce that I am now a member of the ... PHOENIX SUNS. I look forward to getting this season started and hope to see you at the Larry O'Brian championship trophy presentation in June. The stage is set, now its time to grind!"
ESPN.com - NBA - Rose's decision: He says he'll sign with Suns
Should be interesting to see how well he can keep up with the road runners er Suns.... he'll be like that cactus by the side of the road... beep beep.
Yes he may have problems adjusting. For 1.2mil its not a bad move.
What happened to Rose? He used to be a marque player in the league. At age 33 he should still be pretty good.
I can see a Delfino/Rose watch formalizing
I think an over-abundance of money has a tendency to make some people lackadaisical. Maybe JoeD recognized that in Rose and he was the one that actually closed the door in Jalen's face as far as negotiating a deal with the Pistons...yet another story we will probably never hear the truth on.
None-the-less, I'm still curious as to what Jalen would have brought to the Pistons this season.
With Jalen being in a contract year he simply wanted to have the best chance to showcase himself for next year... I guess this is as close to an endorsement as Carlos will get.... We'll see who wins the battle when we play the Suns.
So on the must see list we have:
Ben vs Nazr
Delfino vs Jalen
Mo vs Delfino
Delfino vs Ginobili
Darko vs Sheed/Dice
Acker vs Delk :P
The Suns are the perfect spot. Just ask Tim Thomas.
Sorry Detroit. Your coach and system are not sexy.
I'm fine with him in PHX. Anywhere by MIAMI!
Me too, jammer. Same with Bonzi--too bad he didn't sign with us, but we avoided the worst case of his signing with Miami, and he won't even be in the same conference with us.
I noticed where Jalen choose the Suns because neither they nor him play any defense. A perfect match.
Lol! Good one. So true.
Joe is saving up for something a little bigger... a mole says it's already in the works but Joe wants to see what's on the plate first.
There are a couple of bigs out there and former #1 picks in Joe Smith and the kandi man, but hopefully JD passes on both. We don't need to recycle Smith again and the kandi man has to show that he is interested in really playing.
I don't know whose minutes he's going to take. They signed Marcus Banks as a backup point guard and Barbosa is playing great off the bench. Should be interesting to see how the minutes work out.
Actually, the Kandi man re-signed with Boston last month. So no taser-iffic twosome for the Pistons this year.
Don't know why they need another big man as long as Sheed gets into shape physically and mentally. The Nomad is no superstar but as shown last night he can do a better than acceptable job against run of the mill competition which is over half the league. Dyess is still Dyess. The problem is the 10th guy. If JMax can come up to speed, which I believe he can and will then the Pistons should have adequate rebounding against most teams.
I agree I would like to see better rebounding but the only way that the Pistons are going to get signficantly better rebounding to trade one of there starters for a top rebounder like a Boozer etc. But that isn't going to happen.
The question I think is, do the Pistons want another Elder assuming they can find and sign one, because that is all they will get at the best without trading away a starter, or do they want to continue to develop JMAX this year. I vote for developing JMax.
One thing I have noticed over the years when discussing sports with other fans is how almost all fans seem to want to want to be a GM and engineer a trade, whether it makes sense or not. I guess that is why fantasy sports is so popular.
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