Josh Smith or Greg Monroe?

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What is your preference?

  1. Keep Smith (3yrs/$14m)

    52.0%
  2. Keep Monroe (approx 5yrs/$12m)

    48.0%
  1. brofmfa

    brofmfa Bench Warmer Forum Donor

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    This 5 additional feet and 4 more inches things could be what Joe was wishing about and have yet come.
     
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    pass99 All-Star Forum Donor

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    This is an important key and one that Falk does not and will not, ever understand. It's a long road starting in November, and the degree of his minutes take away from the rest. It never will sit well with a place holder and the degree of competitiveness will wear ever-thin as the year progresses. As things begin to dissolve and SVG needs placement answers to finalize the season ending...Monroe may very well find himself out of rotation and sooner then he thinks. Then again, there are always self-described martyrs.
     
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    Interested to read this today on the rumours of Monroe wanting Smith traded:
    Pistons' Josh Smith vows to work, ignore Monroe rumor

    "Neither side knows from where surfaced the rumors, which can certainly get away from the business of becoming a better basketball team. It appears the two haven't spoken directly about the rumors, although Monroe said he had a conversation with Stan Van Gundy, insisting he was willing to reach out to clear the air.
    "I think if things aren't true, I think the other person who people are kinda throwing under the bus, as a teammate and a man, should come to that individual and let him know that had nothing to do with him," Smith said."

    Have to agree with Smith. If it wasn't true like Monroe has been saying, why hasn't Monroe talked to him about it? I like Monroe less and less the more we learn.

    Hope this situation doesn't drag down the team this season.
     
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    I think Smith is going to have a good season.
     
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    junior Bench Warmer 3x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Interesting aspect of the article: Former Defensive Player of the Year runner up.

    Feels like a lot of "potential" there to me.
     
  6. pass99

    pass99 All-Star Forum Donor

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    So do I. Smith needs boundaries and SVG will provide. I have to go into this season with the understanding that Jennings will mature under solid coaching. This is a solid, but not a great group (that needs more time together). Much more exciting than the last few years. Monroe will be much more valuable coming off the bench.
     
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    I agree. I think having a decent PG in Augustin on the roster will help keep Jennings in check, as well.
     
  8. Mogilny

    Mogilny All-Star Forum Donor

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    Josh vs Dirk:

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    I am pretty sure Michael Jordan was also a better shooter than Smith. If that comparison sounds crazy, so is comparing a sniper like Dirk to Josh. Dirk couldn't defend a wet sandwich bag for most of his career.
     
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    Mogilny All-Star Forum Donor

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    And still they shot the same number of shots per game during the 2013-14 season.
     
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    I think the point of the comparison is that in Josh's mind, he actually thinks that he can shoot like Dirk.
    He's a delusional jump shooter.
     
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    I'd make players qualify to get their shooting licenses if I were the coach. Set up challenge that players have to pass before they get the green light. Say 50% round the horn in the 3 point shooting contest format. They can only attempt it once per practice. Have to re affirm at least once per month.

    A player like js needs to realize it's not the coach.
     
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  13. junior

    junior Bench Warmer 3x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Everyone is like Dirk in practice...but it's practice...
     
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