Samb & Acker tracker

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by mercury, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Tally

    Tally First Round Draft Pick

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    Which, when I re-read the Nick Young bio, I saw things like, "doesn't always compete", "intensity is inconsistent", which may explain why we passed.

    As far as Samb is concerned. He immediately took it upon himself to remake his body and push himself to get better. Has his durability really been tested?

    Cowen's list assumes experience as a result of all of the main 5 factors. If Samb is even remotely ready and possesses the "big 5", we could see him quite a lot this year.
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    Stereodave First Round Draft Pick

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    I thought I read somewhere here that the Pistons needed to make a qualifying offer to Alex Acker before June 30 to retain his rights. Did they do it? Did I dream this? Anyone know?:confused:
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    stereodave, your facts are correct.

    However, we do not know if they tendered the QO to retain Acker's rights. Our beat writers don't come off as basketball fans because this minutiae is what the die hards want to follow in the offseason.
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    said QA counts agianst that salary no?
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    I do not believe so.
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    how is it that no piston beat writer has figured this out? how is it that the pistonsforum.com has more knowledge and/or insight to the pistons without ever having been to a pistons practise or ever spoken to a pistons player/staff?

    that is absurd. tell us what's going on with acker!
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    I may be wrong on that, but is it possible that since he didn't play for Pistons this past season that the original offer still stands?
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    No, the qualifying offer has to be extended again I believe.
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    That is because they get paid to write about this stuff.

    It is not only in sports. Even financial writers for Dow Jones, Bloomberg etc, write is a lot of careless unresearched material.

    I think a lot of it has to do with deadlines and other responsibilities. Most people approach their job with a lot less passion then they do a hobby or special interest.

    The exceptions are the entrepreneurs who have a passion for their chosen field.

    :hoops:
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    A site called sportsnet.ca lists Acker as a Restricted Free Agent............
    I believe the site is updated...............
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    I'm updating the site transactions listing, and it appears that Acker was tendered a qualifying offer at the same time as Amir Johnson.

    This means he is still on the team radar.
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    All quiet on the Acker front?
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    I was looking everywhere - not a single word on him.
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    Since we drafted three guys who can all play defense, and otherwise are similar to Acker, the idea that there is a place for Acker-who can't stay in front of anyone, has dried up.
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    He still has the qualified offer from Pistons as far as we all know.
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    Which he could accept at his discretion. Basically, a roster spot is being held for him.
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    I wonder how long he has before this offer expires?
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    April or May of next year
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    He's probably looking for other options, especially after the draft. Signing with Pistons, though, will be guaranteed money if I'm not mistaken.
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    YouTube - Olympiakos - Paok ..Alex Acker dunks fantastic!

    Acker is explosive. He can play D. I would put him more in the Delfino category. He can handle the ball, he's tall, athletic, and has an outside game.

    He has to be more ready to contribute than Mejia with all of the Euroleague experience and maturity that comes from being on the road.

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