Discussion in 'February 2012' started by roscoe36, Feb 10, 2012.
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hmmmm, is this a trick question?
Its Sun? not fri.... but I like the idea of playing two games a day so we have a better chance of losing while playing hard. !!!
...or, we could just play both games simultaniously. Nobody would even notice.
well...to beat weaker than weak Nets, several Pistons players had to play either well or very well:therefore can't expect "cinderella story" , speking of prolonged winning streak, of course .
It is going to kill Charlie G to have to sit out this game. These are the games he lives for.
My prayers go out to you Chuckles!
Lookin for detroit to continue sewing their oats, another 20/10 for GM...I think Stuck will be strong again andMax will explode for 15/15
Since I've stopped posting to these daily game threads, the Pistons have gone on a winning streak.
I showed up here today to see if this was really true. Can the Pistons lose to the lowly Wizards.......
........simply because I finally posted again.
Actually they totally pounded the Nets...they were up 30 in the 3rd...
The Palace plays Whitney Houston's Star Spangled Banner in tribute to the fallen singer
Thought I'd pick today. With BillLaimbeer's recent streak........I was hoping to see who he would pick first...
Even at the half....surprising that the Pistons are tied with the lowly Wizards , and surprised that we are able to hang with them despite the poor shooting from the floor and beyond the three
Javale Mcgee looking like its NBA JAM. Looks like a video game. Thank god Vessely sucks. Wiz shotblocking shut down Monroe and Stuckey. But the Pistons are still working it inside and Tay has come up pretty big.
Turn the corner.......Turn the page.......more like turn the other cheek......ouch..
No New Jersey so back to the NBA. This game highlights why I want the Pistons to hold on to a top five pick. Washington is better than the record--oh--they are a poor team-- but have a lot of young, quick talent. So it was a good gauge. How did the Piston players match up? Monroe is awesome--the best player on the floor. I would take him over Wall on a rebuild. Prince can play with them. That is it. JMax is too short, Stuckey cannot cope with their length and speed, Daye and Russell overmatched. Gordon not much help as usual. Ben too slow now.
Knight is inexperienced. JJ still not comfortable with a catch and shoot as they close out on him. JJ still throws up underhand shots near the rim--who is coaching him? I like these two Pistons moving forward though. But that is not enough for a solid rebuild. One more top young player is needed. The Pistons have probably had the least top five picks over the last 25 years than most teams. Durant was a two, Rose a one, Paul a four. Aldridge a two, Griffin a one and so on on. The Pistons own Monroe would be a top three pick if the draft were done over.
Looking ahead--oh no. Charlotte is on the schedule 4 times. Charlotte is not an NBA team. I worry that the Pistons will wind up with a 7th or 8th pick and will have to get extra lucky again to get a key piece. Only one more piece is needed. The Pistons will win within two years. How solid will the foundation be??
Next week's match up with Sacramento will be another good gauge.
whew! Just like old times. We need a Mcgee to pair with Monroe. That guy turned us into a jumpshooting team and well...thats how we started out the season.
some mention was made that Frank would allow guys to freelance if they got a stop. That needs to end. Walker D. 1-7. Dude, you are not to shoot that many shots. Ever. Now if we had a huge McGee/Chandler in the middle to catch lobs then maybe. Otherwise, run the offense. If we wanted a small guy to run into the lane and chuck some junk up then Bynum has you beat. Play to your strengths man.
Gordon: What a waste. We need someone to hit shots. That's YOUR JOB. Shoot it.
Daye: Suprisingly mistake free but he goes from negative impact to zero impact.
Pistons came out flat and for all the points Monroe racked up, the frontline didn't put in the work. They didn't seal out or body up down low.
Two pieces are needed. a scorer who can shoot and a PF or C that can take up space and rise above the rim. If Daye watches the Jeremy Lin D-league to all-star instructional video with complimentary log booklet and transforms into a killer wing scorer triple threat, then all we need is 1. But c'mon. Lin is riding the perfect storm and Daye is planking with Villanueva.
That this game was tied at the half was testament to how bad Washington actually is. Imagine this type of play from the Pistons against a good team like the Bulls (who have already handed us some of the season's worst losses) or the Spurs who come in on the 14th - basketball murder. Blowout city, not that this game wasn't on the verge of that from the opening tip. The Wiz are a bad team, but they're faster, more athletic and have a lot of length inside and out - precisely the type of team the Pistons struggle with the most. Those lobs to McGee were killer; we need a guy like that next to Greg. A top 5 pick in the next draft will help tremendously, as well as a SG who can shoot who isn't streaky/not a bull in a china shop.
Hard to find anything good after an all-around terrible effort, but Greg Monroe continues to be good. He was shaking his head on the bench there at the end, clearly disappointed. McGee got the better of him early, but he responded well. He did lose the ball a bit when driving, even though he recovered a few. This would've been a blowout even earlier without his play.
Brandon was passive, perhaps lulled by Wall not looking to shoot early. His only made basket came in the first quarter; he went ice cold immediately after, despite being able to get to the rim very well when he tried to. He is at his best when he's aggressive and pushing the ball like Wall was in the second half, he settled for the midrange jumper a bunch of times.
Stuckey was Stuckey. He's good at drawing fouls, but his shot is as inconsistent as they come, despite being right at the hoop 90% of the time. He lost Nick Young both in transition and in the half court numerous times and bulled his way into the lane directionless several times.
BG was cold. All the guards were, and when he's cold he's not the type to really contribute any other way.
Tay was forcing it early, and got outplayed by his man.
Walker D had perhaps his worst game to date, not really looking to facilitate like he usually does. Not his game, and not what the team needs from him.
JJ provided some energy, but not nearly enough to offset the lack of production from everyone not named Greg Monroe.
Austin - "..."
Max - See above.
The win streak is over at four, and deservedly so after the type of game they played. Outside of Greg, no one was a net positive on the floor.
Good game. When JJ was not on the floor, pretending to be an NBA power forward. Minus 28 for this one. JJ was often seen hiding, like, trying to pretend he was not even out there, since he knew he was totally powerless to do anything against any NBA big who wished to score inside on us.
And when JJ is in, everyone tries to collapse in to help him out, leaving the outside shots wide open. Just a horrible coaching job. Coach would not adjust for anything as the game went from very close to a blowout for Washington as soon as JJ entered into the game late in the 3rd quarter.
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