We're off to see the Wizard.......

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  1. MotownPride

    MotownPride Starter 2x Fantasy Champion

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    If the Pistons starting 5 were stuck in Oz and had to ask the Wizard for wishes...what should they ask for?

    My thoughts:

    Rip - A consistent 3 point shot
    Big Ben - Free throw accuracy (of course)and a more polished post game
    Chauncey - Total Recall of what it means to play the right way throughout the season
    Tayshaun - Agressiveness on Offense
    Rasheed - Controlled Temper

    And for the munchkins....

    Darko - Confidence and playing time
    Dyess - A couple more seasons of good knees
    Delfino - Heart and Defense
    Davis - Just an opportunity for the championship will suffice
    Arroyo - Defense and the ability to give up the ball earlier
    Hunter - A jump shot in the playoffs and Kander's number on speed dial
    Evans - Total Recall of why Joe signed him in the first place (Dupree FORGOT this last year)
    Max - Opportunity and Patience
    Acker - Opportunity and Patience
    Amir - Opportunity and Patience
     
  2. himat

    himat Bench Warmer

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    I don't understand Chauncey's wish he plays the "right" way now doesn't he.
     
  3. MotownPride

    MotownPride Starter 2x Fantasy Champion

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    oh..

    simply means that I don't want him to forget what made him so successful last seaon since LB won't be there to yell at him from the bench.
     
  4. himat

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    I am almost sure he understands what it takes to win, hope i'm not wrong.
     
  5. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    Chauncey is mentally tough and confident. He has been there before and was successful. If he doesn't know what it takes to win, I don't know who does.
     
  6. Winless Wonders

    Winless Wonders Starter Forum Donor

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    Chauncey will be okay as long as he doesn't start jacking up bad shots.:frusty:
    Take your three point shots within the flow of the offense and don't force a shot that is not there. If he does that he should be fine.
     
  7. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    How How! CB needs to keep running the "O". I worry about Flip ball. His guards always shot too much for my liking. If you are Isiah Thomas, you can get away with that. CB is not Zeke.
     
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    Winless Wonders Starter Forum Donor

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    Ah.. yes Zeke was the man. He was so underated as a point guard. The only guy in the league with a similar game to him right now is Iverson. AI has more offense than Zeke had but Zeke had the better passing skills.

    As far as Chauncey goes I share your concern however it is Flips job to make sure Chauncey does not go a stray. If Chauncey has not learned that him and Rip doing all the scoring does not win us many games then I don't know what will. It is a proven fact that when the ball is spread around we win.

    Flip has a blueprint for success. It is documented and proven. Flip should only make slight tweaks. If he screws it up his employment with the Pistons will be very short.:doh:
     
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    wizard

    If the Pistons starting 5 were stuck in Oz and had to ask the Wizard for wishes...what should they ask for?

    Rip - triple double rip back in effect.
    Big Ben - play like it's a contract year. dpoy
    Chauncey - offensive aggressiveness in the other 3 quarters
    Tayshaun - 3 point bombs like at kentucky
    Rasheed - more free throws than 3's attempted

    bench players

    Darko - confidence to play own game. shoot the 3, perfect the jump hook, block shots, rebound strong, throw dimes, put up 30 against the knicks, cuss out lb in serbian if that's what they call the language over there
    Dyess
    - 6th man of the year
    Delfino - cuss lb out in spanish against NY, offensive aggressiveness
    Davis - accept role and playoff toughness and get ring
    Arroyo - make the second team better
    Hunter - remembers to only stop the other team from scoring
    Evans - foul wade and ginobli real hard
    dupree - foul wade and ginobli real hard
    Max - foul any sf that wants to body tay real hard
    Acker - run the nbdl
    Amir - run the nbdl
     
  10. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    Sadly I do not think you will see triple double threat Rip again. That was an LB thing. Prepare for the Wally Szcerbiak threat Rip.
     
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    Be Careful What You Wish For

    Rip - That his batteries don't run down

    Bib Ben - No personal injuries or family fatalities this year

    Sheed - A guaranteed pledge from Rod Thorn that Sheed won't have to lay out any dough this year for his Ts

    The Prince - 25 lbs of muscle

    C-Bill - That the Pistons go undefeated against the Knicks this year

    Dyess - More miracles from Arnie K.

    Davis - That his body forgets how old it is.

    Evans - That there is Mo to his game than there is to his name.

    CA
    - Zone defense while he is on the court

    Delfino
    - A hot line to the world's leading orthopedic doctor.

    Dupree - An outside shot

    DMC
    - A wife

    Maxiell, Johnson and Acker
    - A seat on the Pistons bench rather than on the taxi squad.

    Saunders - That every writer and sports announcer in Michigan forget that LB coached the Pistons.

    Joe D. - At least one more successful draft pick beside The Prince

    Arnie K. - The latest and greatest in wellness equipment in his training room.

    The Piston Team - Safe flights on Mr. Ds plane and another world title.

    Mr. D. - That he and Zeke kiss and makeup

    Zeke - A playoff team that gets knocked out before they play the Pistons.

    LB - A gift from his wife of books and tapes on "Sensitivity"

    Bill L. - A coaching opportunity with an NBA team, even as an assistant.

    Shaq and Kobe
    - Another year of early playoff round exits.

    Ron Artest and Ricky C. - Season end zone tickets to the Colts home games next to some loud mouth drunks.

    All the members of this forum
    - An enjoyable 2005-06 college and pro hoops year.
     
  12. Abe Froemen

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    oz wishes

    Billups .. big shot after big shot
    Rip .. life without the mask
    Tay .. wade kobe and ginobli get suspended for the season ala ronnie
    Sheed ..ref accidentally swallows whistle while giving him a T
    Ben.. bigger hands so he could palm the ball

    the rest
    Dyess.. cloning so he could have his old knees back
    Darko .. lb falls and breaks his other hip
    Jmax.. makes rookie team and just crushes okafor and co.
    Delfino.. plays against manu and shuts him down
    Evans.. does not become darvin#2
    Hunter.. season starts in june instead of nov. also see tays wish
    Arroyo.. to get pt so he can show people he can still pass behind his back
    Amir .. does not become darko#2
    Aker.. nbdl player of the year.
    Flip.. pistons beat ny everygame and sweep finals
    Joe.. Darko starts getting Double doubles
    Mr. D. .. pistons shock and tampa win it all again
    REST OF NBA..pistons forget everything lb taught them about playing the right way
     
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    Wishes

    Hmmm this is fun.....ok ok

    CNote: To know when to take charge and when to flow
    Rip: A consistent three point shot indeed
    Tay: Confidence/Courage to take his shots
    Sheed: Will to display the full facets of his game
    Ben: A better free throw stroke

    DMC: His breakout game against the Knicks indeed....seriously anything good on the basketball court or confidence.

    Dyess: Strong knees and the health holds up
    Davis: A ring
    Evans: His opportunity to shine off the bench with consistent production
    Dupree: His chance to be higher on the depth chart for the chance to contribute

    Arroyo: Defense
    Delfino: Fit in
    Ack: To do whatever it takes to carry over that preseason game into the regular season.

    Amir: To be the next coming of Kevin Garnett
    Jmax: To be the next coming of Ben Wallace
    Flip: To figure out all the stuff that needs to be figured out.
    Joe D.: THe chance to show to the world that he is still the best GM in the NBA.

    THE PISTONS: TO show the rest of the world that they are the best team in the NBA.

    ME: THat the PiSTONS win the Championship so I can shove it to everybody who picks on me coz I cheer for the Pistons.
     
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    webz All-Star Snub Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    RIP: A shot of whisky to calm his nerves in an NBA Finals series.
    CB: A reversing warning alarm to attach to his shorts, for all the guards he should be backing down
    Sheed: Some black hair dye
    Tay: A tape of that Kentucky game
    Ben: Some confidence at the charity stripe

    The bench already got its wish: LB is gone... :)
     
  15. MotownPride

    MotownPride Starter 2x Fantasy Champion

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    funny.

    hilarious!
     
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    CB: To be the most effecient PG in the league. (I mean 20pts on 8 shots with 6 dimes and no TO's in just incredible folks.)

    Rip: To realize that STRENGTH and CONDITIONING is not just conditioning. That will solve the 3pt shooting wish.

    Tay: To look at every player in the NBA the way he looks at Mike Dunleavy Jr.

    Sheed: 16ppg & 9+rpg.

    Ben: A mid range shot to keep the defenses honest.

    Arroyo: Foot speed.

    Delfino: Lateral movement.

    MoEvans: A chip on his shouler the size of the Golden Nugget.

    Dyess: Strong, Healthy knee.

    Darko: For his skills to turn into GAME. So we can stop saying, "He got skills" and start saying, "He got GAME".

    Davis: Lots of muscle relaxers after Miami and San Anton games.

    J-Max: Just give him some PT, somehow, somewhere.

    Acker: Patience....in due time baby. Keep working out and learning.

    Amir: Patience and a KG like work ethic. With that "J" he's either the next Shawn Marion or Darius Miles, let's hope it's the former and not the latter.

    Lindsey: To make a wide open spot up jumper.
     
  17. bball jay

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    great post. lol i'm soooo glad lb is gone now we can have a full team. i don't know why some people feel that after lb is gone all the pistons will just revert to what they were doing before he was here.
     
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    Rip - Some pounds to become a better post up player
    Big Ben - Free throw accuracy (of course)and a more polished post game
    Chauncey - difficult- maybe some more speed
    Tayshaun - some pounds
    Rasheed - his old offensive game- consistently
    Darko - Confidence, playing time and rebounding skills
    Dyess - His old, healthy knee that made him jump to the sky
    Delfino - Heart and Defense
    Davis - Just an opportunity for the championship will suffice
    Arroyo - Defense
    Hunter - A jump shot in the playoffs and Kander's number on speed dial
    Evans - adaption to a team like the pistons
    Max - Some inches
    Acker - Opportunity and Patience
    Amir - some pounds
     

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