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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by doublead, Aug 25, 2006.
how many minuts you think they will play next season i know dice will play more
Dice around 25 and Nazr a shade under 30.
Reverse those numbers and you may be right. Dice is just so much better than Nazr that it would be idiotic to not play him more. We just have to hope Dice doesn't get injured.
Agreed, 25 for Nazr and 30 for McDycess is reasonable. With Nazr's foul trouble history, expecting anything more is optimistic.
I'd like to think Dice could pull down 30 a night, but I'm just not sure. He played 21 per last season including the playoffs and a 50% increase seems like a big step. If Sheed drops down to somewhere around 32 and you get 25 from Nazr (agree about the foul history), and maybe 25 from Dice, that covers 82 of the 96 minutes you need from the four and five spots. And leaves 14 minutes a game to develop someone else off the bench, go small and use Prince at the 4, keep Davis or Cato sharp, etc.
We may be assuming that Dice will stay at the same level of play with more minutes... I'm not too sure this will be the case. Seems realistic (except for Tay playing any PF)... I have some concern with Sheed playing more at center... He's not physically strong enough to withstand extended minutes against big bodies... I think this will wear on his legs.... I do like it on offense though as far as opening the paint for his teammates.
I'd like to see what Maxiell could do with some of those minutes at the 4.
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