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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by TheeTFD, Jul 2, 2016.
you would think 2-5 know each other thus leaving Ish the only outlier.
I got him in the rotation. I would rather have Harris start though, and be a threat to drive in, as well as run with the starting unit on fast breaks. And Morris would be the perfect scoring option for our 2nd unit.
That is not good. Do we have any players in the rotation who are above the average 3pt percentage for their position? I thought shooting was an important skill to have in Van Gundys shooters everywhere 1-4 system.
A rotation: Ish, SJ, Harris, Leuer, Drummond start. SJ and Harris driving in should be our first options, trying to get them into foul trouble for their bigs. And have Leuer and Drums works inside a lot too, especially looking to draw contact. Foul the opponent out. 2nd unit: Gbinije, Pope, Morris, Ellenson, Boban. Have them all try to score inside, keep up the theme of fouling out their bigs. But when needed, to give, say Boban, room to operate in the post, their should be enough outside shooting in this unit to spread the floor some. Hilliard should be made an emergency point, and Bullock is the 12th guy on the squad. Lose Baynes, get a real power forward, maybe one who can also play a bit of center, as the 13th guy for the squad. And for sure, find another point guard who can play a bit.
The starting lineup for opening night is a lock: Ish, KCP, Harris, Morris, Dre These guys are probably not going to be playing: Gbinije, Ellenson, McCallum/Brown Stanley is the 6th man. Leuer is the backup PF. Baynes is the backup center but Boban may get some minutes. Hilliard/Bullock seem to be redundant at backup wing. Will the McCallum/Brown keeper actually play?
Until we know other-wise Ish, Pope, Harris, Morris and Dre these are our best players the opponent must adjust to them. Which ever proves to be the weak link can be subbed out for a solid backup. Gbinije, McCallum PG Hilliard or Bullock SG SJ SF Leuer and Ellenson F Boban C
Brown waived Mamadou too
You are absolutely correct. No recall about this starting direction. As everyone knows, we will give it 20 games. The question to ask is this: who within the starting five, are dropping out? Remind me at 20 and I have two names.
McCallum, obviously, will be our backup point. The idea that Ellenson does not get playing time, due to lack of defense, is kind of crazy considering the notion that Baynes is going to play, and be a total welcome mat to any guard or wing that wants to drive in and score unopposed. However, this is the rotations thread. Not really about who will play next game, just ideas, toying around with the roster, a way to think about things, little more. As is typical, I will be posting hundreds of rotations. Do not get hung up much on any particular one of them.
I see Minny has Ty Jones on the block. And Quinn is being released by the Pels. Either would be an upgrade, imo. But its Quinn we should be going after.
I think tossing out new rotation ideas is great. One big question mark is McCallum. Can he handle PG duties or will SVG need to patchwork something until Reggie gets back? Honestly, when everyone is healthy, I can't see any other starting lineup other than Reggie, KCP, Harris, Morris, and Drummond. Perhaps Stanley could sneak in there if his game takes a big step. Or maybe KCP falls out of favor if he has some sort of extended slump.
I have only watched 2 Pistons preseason games on a computer feed. Not much to go on. But I do follow the NBA fairly closely. I already know starting a power forward who can not do the job defensively will spell a whole lot of trouble. About the very last starting unit I can imagine working for us is any with a front line of Harris, Morris, Dre. Just will not work. I see someone says give it 20 games. Me, I am not patient like that. Within 3 games, any decent coach can see if the defense is holding with that starting front line. Spoiler alert - it will not hold.
Right thinking again, from you. You have listed a deadly last sentence. I seriously doubt that he gets his extension. After 20 we shall know.
It is easy to say (and I say it not lightly): you have never been a coach of people.
It worked last year....had a 56% winning percentage in over 400 minutes when combined with Reggie and KCP. Detroit Pistons top five man units data from 82games.com
yeah, how so ?
This does not mean much. Go compare it to the win percentage of the starting 5 from Pistons 2004 season. Your starting unit, for a team even thinking about the championship, not only has to do better, it has to set the tone for the game.
I was being facetious.
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