Discussion in 'March 2013' started by roscoe36, Oct 29, 2012.
Simply just not going to give a lick until I see Drummond back.
At least we knew which team was tanking.....especially on defense...then again...maybe it wasn't tanking ...it was just stanking
And hopefully that's not until the summer league... No use getting hurt with only a handful of meaning less games left.
Good loss tonight. Minnesota was right on our tail in the ping pong ball sweepstakes. Plus, by having a nice blowout, we got lots of English, Middleton, and Kravtsov. Keep throwing those guys out there, win or lose, so we can evaluate them. Play them early when the game is still on the line.
A home loss to a pathetic team by more than 20 points.............seems like rock bottom to me.
I agree. Well said.
The Pistons are at the 5th pick with 10 games left. We have had 4 years of misery. 10 more games. It is the draft choices that brought the team Drummond and Monroe (who still has to hit that jumper--get him a big man coach). It is the draft choices that bring such hope for the future. The Pistons still need a top pick to add talent to the mix. The team will have been re-made with these top draft choices. We have all seen enough of the teams current crop of veterans. We have seen enough of poor free agent signings of the past.
I have not given up on Knight but he needs time. He was not ready to take a key role this year. He would be the 4th player in the rebuilding--more a marginal piece after this year's pick.
I think Joe can make the right pick this time and not do a Darko.
And hopefully, he has learned his lessons when he brings in the next crop of free agents with the cap space.
And with the 5th pick in the NBA 2013 draft, the Detroit Pistons take.....Sounds good.
If he is ok then he could really use the practice. I would hate to start next season with him still coming off the bench but its certainly not worth risking further injury it if he is not 100%.
With 10 games remaining, our best is a possible 3rd pick. But with Cleveland and Phoenix only tanking winning 2 out of their last 8 games and both on their own losing streaks, they don't seem to want to give up 3rd and 4th spots. Thank goodness John Wall came back during our losing streak and allowed the Wizards to surpass us in the winning column.
Frank is a joke as a coach. He puts a starting unit out there that can't function, and then his first subs make things worse, not better. Knight can't function as a shooting guard in the slightest, and he saw zero time as a point guard in this one. JMAX can't defend his position nor get defensive boards. Singler is a defensive liability, and not shooting well enough of late at all to where Calderon has anyone at all to pass to. It indeed comical to watch Calderon out there with absolutely nobody to pass the ball to, and the coach thinking "effort" is the problem. In this game, our starting unit made a mediocre team look like a group of all -stars.
And it just gets worse from there. Stuckey comes in at small forward? Or teamed with Knight in the backcourt for a bit - something that has proven disastrous all season long. JJ comes in as power forward? He can't defend that position and does not shoot well enough to make up for it.
Eventually we see Middleton and CV out there, but hey, its with Stuckey and Knight in the backcourt.
To beat Minny last night, simple. Start Calderon, English, Middleton, Kravtsov, Monroe.
2nd unit: Knight, Singler, JJ, JMAX CV
Starting unit plays as much as possible. Stuckey is an emergency point guard.
Be honest lee, you've been cutting and pasting this same post into every game thread this season.
Chase Buddinger looks an awful lot like Lane Staley from Alice in Chains.
Does anyone still think Monroe is one of the top (100) anything in the L anymore? Has he even been playing? There is no way he'll come within 5-6 million of the max per year. He's had a chance to show he's something since Drummond's been out and he's done nothing but blend into the stink.
The Pistons defense is atrocious.
When you watch Monroe, it isn't very flashy or exciting. His numbers for a 22-year-old guy playing in his 3rd season ain't bad, though:
15.8 ppg, 9.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.3 steals
Bright spots from this one:
...23 minutes of NBA experience for Middleton.
...Jose Calderon' shooting.
...Kenny played good during his brief stint.
...nobody got hit in the face by one of Charlie's errant shots
...a couple more ping pong balls
Are you okay sir ?
He's the 2nd best thing about the team this year... and may have been partially responsible for the best thing.
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Yes, Dre, it is a good thing Washington is winning but the Pistons have only a 1 game edge at this point. A tie would mean Washington picks ahead of the Pistons as the Pistons have beat them like 3 or 4 times.
I like Monroe and think he can be somewhat of a force in the years to come. He does turn it on and off though. But it is not like the Pistons are playoff bound.
My biggest issue with Monroe is that he has not improved much on his shot. I watched the game from the Minnesota perspective last night as I wanted the Pistons to lose and keep their draft position. They don't even bother to contest Monroe from 15 feet. They give him all the space in the world to take the shot and usually, he doesn't want to take it because he knows he is not comfortable with it.
It is a fluke that the Pistons may get another top pick. With Drummond on that second unit, the team was actually competing and too good to fall this low. He went out. The first unit never had what it took. Tay was traded (he may have been more of a steadying force than we realized). Opponents figured out CV and Bynum. Calderon came but as Lee has pointed out, he has no one to pass to. And then Knight went down.
Monroe will be good, maybe very good. He does need another big to play next to and hopefully he can mesh with Drummond.
You put a 5th pick next to Monroe and Drummond next year and all this misery will start to fade away. And maybe Knight will find his way adding to the mix.
You know, the organization tried to make a 15 th pick as the franchise: Stuckey. Very few franchise players have been drafted that low. Let's see what happens when the Pistons put together a team of top ten picks.
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