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Discussion in 'February 2014' started by roscoe36, Oct 21, 2013.
His beard was way cooler than Moose's
Josh Smith was 6-6 at the rim and 2-10 everywhere else. 3-9 from the FT line. He really needs to just stay in the paint. Maybe the coach should tell him he's the C so that he plays at least like a PF. Jennings was 1-5 at the rim. 2-9 from the arc. 0-3 from college 3 territory. Abysmal shooting. All of the guards in the game for us were 2-6 at the rim. That is a severe lack of penetration. Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond attempted 19 shots in the paint and 1 outside the paint. That doesn't create much spacing for the guards to penetrate, but at least they are sticking to what they are good at. We had the same number of transition opportunities as Orlando, but they scored about 1.3 points per opportunity and we were at around 0.7. Multiply those by 14 as each team had 14 transition attempts and that's more than an 8 point differential right there. Similar story with the P&R's. We attempted it about the same number of times but had way less success than they did. If Cheeks is going to experiment with something, he should take a stab at doing what every sportswriter and analyst has been saying since before the season started- bring a big off the bench in order to create some spacing and have a prayer at defending the perimeter. It's scary to me that his solution is the yank rookies and bench players at the slightest mistake while he lets the big problems continue to fester. What good is a players coach if he doesn't have the good will to enact a hard decision? And now he's openly bickering with Will Bynum, who abstained from the last mutiny. Two weeks ago, Kyle Singler was stuck at power forward defending guys 50 pounds heavier than him in an insane small ball experiment and now he's our starting SG? That's just schizophrenic coaching.
Nothing's been right in Pistonland since we gave away Billups and Aflollo for AI. Let's just hope 32 wins is enough for a top 5 pick....which means lose to every team below us for the rest of the season.
You have to wonder how long it will take him to figure that the people who have been following the Pistons the longest know more about the Pistons DNA than he does. He is obviously ignoring the local Piston media grunts. Did we ever send him a link to the Pistonsforum..website? It should have been sent to every coaching candidate as required reviewing prior to their interview. Then again maybe Joe has it blocked on everyone's computer in the Palace and every employee of the Pistons.org....
It's just basketball conventional wisdom. If you go with a unique model, you better be able to show its benefits over 50 games. Admit it isn't working at some point.
How many reverse layups did the Pistons give up last night? I feel like every other basket the Magic scored was on a reverse layup. Drummond was bad on D last night. It seems like he's been doing better there, but he took a step back in this game. Josh Smith gets his flaws poured over regularly, but he does some good things also. I heard him tell Drummond a few times to "watch the pump fakes" and in other games imploring him to "dunk it" when he's quasi-close to the rim. He was also the one active player to try and calm Bynum down when he was beefing with Coach Cheecks and got into it with both the Heat and 76'ers when Jennings had his ball incidents with both teams.
Smith's ruuning dunk in the lane was the play of the game. That was nasty.
This was appalling. Josh Smith was the only Pistons player who had a remotely decent game. The Pistons' idea of team basketball is for Jennings, Bynum, Smith, Stuckey, and sometimes Monroe, to each take turns going one on five. That's not even college basketball. Selfishness and careless unforced turnovers, were the reason for this loss. If you look at this team and actually believe that Kyle Singler is the reason for this completely clueless and dysfunctional team's problems, then you are as mentally retarded as Lee. Pistons= 19 assists to 15 turnovers Magic= 29 assists to 11 turnovers That's ball game. Fire Mo Cheeks now.
Josh smith's game was only good due to his activity at point blank range. It was garbage outside the paint. I don't dislike his game, just wish the coach harnessed it.
Please be careful not to directly insult others...........Instead....say then you are as off base as Lee...
Does "clueless" qualify as an insult?
Sure thing. Let's refer to the Special Olympics from now on as the "Off Base Olympics". People who should be participating the event could think that they're playing baseball.
We've got one rule here. It's been the same rule for years. Be nice. No insulting other posters. If you disagree with their post, talk about their ideas. If someone truly drives you up the wall, ignore them. We've had relative peace and harmony here for 3 years. Let's try to keep that standard going.
You're shifting the analogy. By your logic, they should be called the mentally retarded olympics. And what is off base about them anyway?
Come on man, sunk cost fallacy. Better keep Smith playing 32mpg at SF, we have already come this far....
It qualifies as a Movie Title.......
Then we signed Ben Gordon with that money and had to give up a ist round pick to get rid of him.
I agree with @lapiston here...The guard play was what sunk this ship. I know hindsight is 20/20, but what would this team be like had we signed Calderon to a three year deal and draft Burke to come off the bench for 20 minutes a game? Or kept Calderon and still drafted KCP? A true point guard would average 11 assists a game, easy with this team.
Calderon doesn't need to penetrate to be good either. He's deadly on the perimeter and seems to generate assists without so many drive and kicks. But that's kind of a dead end too. It's not like any team is ever going to win a Championship with Jose or Jennings as their starting PG.
I liked Calderon. Defense isn't his specialty, so pairing him with KCP may have worked nicely. Would that have taken us to the promised land? No, but it would be better than the current mess.
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