October 2006 Piston Articles

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  1. mercury

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    Saunders plans to assess bench
    Unit contributed 43 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists and six steals in victory against the Heat.
    Eric Lacy / The Detroit News

    AUBURN HILLS -- Pistons coach Flip Saunders will spend much of the exhibition season analyzing his bench.
    With a muscled-up Antonio McDyess, injury-free Lindsey Hunter, newcomer Flip Murray and improving Carlos Delfino, Saunders should have plenty of capable reserves.

    Side note... McCoskey said in his weblog that he won't be covering the Pistons this weekend so he can help out with the ALCS... this explains this article coming from Eric Lacy
     
  2. 16 Mile

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    He should stay out in Oakland, the Lacy article was a lot better than anything McCoskey has done the past couple years.
     
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    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    McCoskey has a Tiger fetish. When he fills in for Bob Wojnowski on WDFN, he lights up talking about baseball, and yet his weekly Pistons updates make LB4LB sound tonally rich.
     
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    I read that headline as "Flip Plants Asses to Bench" :ohwell: but only for a second.
     
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    Coincidentally, Skiles accused the Pistons last season of complaining more than any team in the league. On Thursday, Skiles didn’t buy the idea that the league instituted the anti-whining policy with Detroit in mind. “We just looked at the tape that the referees are going around showing to the teams and I’m trying to think if there was even one incident of the Pistons on there,” Skiles said. “It’s a league-wide phenomenon and most of the teams are guilty of it and hopefully this will stop it.”
     
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    Detroit Pistons games to air on area cable channel WNEM-DT

    THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITION
    Friday, October 13, 2006
    By Doug Pullen
    JOURNAL COLUMNIST
    Saginaw's WNEM duopoly has picked up the rights to 36 pre-season and regular season games, plus possible playoff games, starting with Tuesday's exhibition season opener against the dreaded Miami Heat in Puerto Rico.
    The bulk of the games will air on WNEM's new cable-only sister station, WNEM-DT, popularly known as My 5 TV (Comcast cable channel 4, Charter channel 6), part of Fox's new My Network TV system.
     
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    Hunter, Murray form solid backcourt off bench

    Monday, October 16, 2006 By A. Sherrod Blakely

    AUBURN HILLS -- Lindsey Hunter recalls how he and ex-Detroit Piston Mike James would come off the bench in 2004, and cause nothing but trouble for Pistons opponents.
    When they weren't playing suffocating man-to-man defense, they would tag-team ball-handers to create turnovers. On offense, they often made teams pay for leaving them open by making shots.
    Hunter hasn't had a reserve backcourt mate with those skills . . . until now.
     
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    [Detroit News]


    Pistons: Notebook
    Maxiell leaping toward minutes

    Saunders pleased with young power forward's consistent and sustained effort.
    Joanne C. Gerstner / The Detroit News

    AUBURN HILLS -- Second-year Pistons power forward Jason Maxiell guarantees he won't become a diva, even if he continues to pleasantly exceed expectations in training camp.

    He has Rasheed Wallace keeping him honest, critiquing Maxiell's moves with a non-stop stream of good-natured sarcasm during practice.

    And Maxiell himself wants to stay humble, as he knows he still has more work to do to improve as a player.


    [Detroit Free Press]


    PISTONS CORNER: Pistons let Delfino play through mistakes
    October 18, 2006
    BY KRISTA JAHNKE
    FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER

    One thing was evident in Monday night's preseason win over the Utah Jazz. Carlos Delfino's shot? Not falling, not from outside, anyway.

    Five times, the Argentine forward hoisted a shot from beyond the three-point line. All five times, it clanked off the rim. A glance at the box score after the Pistons' 90-85 victory showed a pretty putrid night -- 3-for-11 shooting for six points.

    But that's not the whole story.
     
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    bezeach First Round Draft Pick 1x Fantasy Champion

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    PISTONS CORNER: Johnson still growing into power forward role

    Last year, the Pistons asked then-rookie Amir Johnson to learn a new position. They looked at his 6-foot-9, not-exactly-meaty frame and projected he'd develop into a small forward.
    This season, with 2 1/2 more inches and 20 extra pounds on him, he's happy to hear that experiment is over. Coach Flip Saunders now wants the 19-year-old to develop into a power forward.
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    PISTONS CORNER: Johnson still growing into power forward role

    Delfino, Maxiell part of Pistons' future
    link: Delfino, Maxiell part of Pistons' future
     
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    [Detroit BadBoys]

    Just a quick note. ESPN.com's Daily Dime solicited inputs from both Detroit Bad Boys and Need4Sheed for their Pistons Preview Edition.Big thanks to Henry from True Hoop for hooking us up. Check us out -- number 7 "Ask a blogger." The question we were asked:

    What ...


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    The Pistons lost to the Grizzlies for the second time in two weeks. Do you care? Of course not -- it's the preseason.

    The starters actually saw some semi-significant playing time, but it was obvious no one was really into this one -- the Pistons were leading in the third ...

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    Spotted at PistonsForum.com.

    Link To Original Article
     
  13. pass99

    pass99 All-Star Forum Donor

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    Let me get this straight...your name (Roscoe26) is Natalie Sitto and you host a website called: need4sheed. Is this correct?
     
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    No. We have no affiliation with Need4Sheed.
     
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    Joe D Gets His Guy
    By Keith Langlois

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Joe Dumars liked everything he saw in the lanky kid from Kentucky who defied positional pigeon-holing. The way he anticipated plays before they unfolded. His poise amid a game’s chaotic final moments. The ability to handle the ball, and pass it, and shoot it. His willingness to defend.

    Tay a future GM?
     
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    Great article. Makes me like Tayshaun even more!
     
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    It's a nice story.
     
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    [DBB]

    The Pistons blogosphere is growing

    I've noticed a couple of new Pistons blogs sprout up this past week: Basketballr, which appears to be written by DBB reader Mike Payne, and Human Victory Cigar, a companion blog to PistonsForum.com created by DBB reader TheMicrowave.


    Mason kicks off Flint radio show

    Pistons announcer John Mason, who spent decades on Detroit's airwaves before coining "Deee-troit Baaaaas-ketball!", is back in radio.
     
  20. mercury

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    Looks like this writer isn't worried about sucking up to management.


    Window closing on Pistons

    Saginaw News - John Walker

    Saturday, October 28, 2006
    Last year, I fully expected the Detroit Pistons to steamroll the NBA in the regular season.
    I also worried about new coach Flip Saunders' lack of playoff success. I predicted that the Pistons veterans would overcome any shortcomings and go all the way.
    Unfortunately, the Pistons hit a brick wall in the playoffs. After dominating the NBA for 100 games, they suddenly played poorly.
     

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