Rip gone?

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  1. Mogilny

    Mogilny All-Star Forum Donor

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    Nothing is confirmed but it looks like Rip may be on his way out!
    Sounds good.
    Sounds even better. 1. sounds to good to be true though.

    http://www.detroitbadboys.com/2011/12/9/2624610/nba-rumors-rip-hamilton-expected-to-be-waived
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    Woj is also tweeting about it now but he's probably just reacting to the source above:

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    this may have been Joe's parting gift. this way, i think RIP has more control of where you goes. if we was waived via amnesty, it would come down to who out bids whom. still, i was kinda hoping on Billiups coming back and we'd have 4/5 of the squad back.

    still don't want gordon on the team. looks like we're going shopping for a shooting guard. did we release white?
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    yes we released White..

    I don't understand.. why bring Prince if you are cutting Rip?
    Did Prince know about this? Or in a few weeks are we going to read an "inside story" about how Prince found out and cry over the phone? (like that story when Billups was dealt)

    Really I don't understand some of this moves.
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    It is puzzling. I hope its not just that they did not want to spend the cash to buy him out but they would still have to honor the contract anyway. I am not sure how it works if some other team picks him up, which I am sure they will.

    I don't understand it either.
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    Bringing back Prince probably means that Frank doesn't have much faith in Daye at this point.
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    Exactomundo!

    I like Rip's departure. This is good for everybody.

    So, with Rip gone, we have at the moment:
    PG: Knight/Bynum
    SG: Gordon
    SF: Prince/Daye
    PF: Jerebko/CV/Maxiell
    C: Monroe/Wallace/Maklin

    I'd mind a Stuckey signing less now.
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    I'm cool with Rip going Bye-Bye. Makes a TON OF SENSE too. I also like NOT using the Amnesty clause, buy out or amnesty, doesn't matter the team still has to play the player their $$$$$$, so amnesty does not save a team any cash, but it does open up Capp Spayce, and currently there are no Free Agents on the market that we could spend it on anyway, at least none that would come to Detroit.
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    Lets see what else Joe has up his sleeve no that the "shackles" have been removed.
    :stupid:
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    he's allowed to eat $21 Mill worth of bad contract. I can't imagine the old regime being OK with that.
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    This is a good move from the front office. You may want to thank the newest combination with Ken Catanella coming on-board. This should give everyone some insight on how Gores will coordinate his finances in a current league holding pattern. The Piston are not going anywhere this year. Time to microscope the vets and their big salaries. Your starting lineup is dead on. Should be able to nearly get one close to .500 ball. If not, then start using analytics. Use the tacit talents of JD and away from his notorious weak points.
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    There's definitely that. We'll see what else he can conjure up.
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    Times are a changing. It would seem that Rip got no where near his due (2 years@ 22 mil). He paid a price for his freedom and he had no one to blame but himself. Most likely it was the average for what the league now calls experienced value. For instance: Caron Butler (3 years @ 24mil); Mike Dunleavy (2 years @ 14mil); Tay (4 @ 30 mil and not outrageous for what he can bring to the club); Jerebko (4 @ 16mil and somewhat of a reach). Granted, these are all 3s, but Rip with a still decent motor, and the best mid-level accuracy with playoff experience will bring value at the 7.5mil range. His buy out might even have been less than this.
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    enjoyed him during the championship run, he was great, but it was time for him to go (well, long overdue).

    i'm encouraged that the team parted ways with rip, and quickly. when they signed prince i was worried they would keep rip as well and we would be subjected to dumars interviews and langlois articles talking about how rip respects our new coach and that we can succeed with both gordon and rip and blah blah blah.

    if we retain gordon i think he instantly becomes a better player without rip on the team
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    let's not forget, Bengo has been pretty banged up, maybe the staff feels confident about his ability to play 30 effective minutes a night.
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    Gordon played pretty well when he initially debuted with the Pistons. Maybe the first 10 games or so. It has been downhill since. He frequently has been the worst Piston to play in a game.

    I wonder if the Pistons will ever play a style that suits him?
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    In addition to Bengo, we still have Brandon Knight and Joe D is trying to sign Stuckey. Bynum is on the roster for 2 more years. Daye can play some SG. We don't have Chris Paul, but there will certainly be some competition for Rip's 38 mpg.
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    I am very excited for Knight, but good lord what a hodgepodge the backcourt still is. As KGREG alluded to these guys could not compliment each other worse.

    I also want to go on record as saying that I think Dumars made a huge mistake not offering Rip for Paul if his intention was to waive him. Why not get something for him?
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    Stern would have nixed that one in a heartbeat. He isn't going to let Chris Paul play on the same squad as Tayshaun and Jake Voskuhl.
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