Will the Pistons finish above .500 for the season?

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by The Panda, Sep 5, 2012.

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Above .500?

  1. Yes

    39.1%
  2. No

    60.9%
  1. Nemo

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    Stuckey reminds me of that Christmas present that I unwrap every year. When I get that tie from my sister, it makes me wish that just one year.......I'd like to see something different.
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    Rod Stuckey was handed the keys to the team and has shown little or no improvement. He has essentially plateaued to become the player that he's gonna be for his entire career.
    Despite getting modest minutes, Evan Turner has shown some improvment. He just looks like a better player than his rookie year. He rebounds well for a guard and he's going to be a dynamic scorer in the NBA. With Iggy now in Denver, Turner is going to take a pretty big leap this year.

    If their contracts were aligned and Joe was able to offer Stuckey straight-up for Turner, he'd get laughed at.
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    INSIDER: SEPTEMBER POWER RANKINGS | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

    Took this from the Clippers website The so called NBA insider ranks the Pistons as 27th in his preseason power poll. I have read his BS before and won't give him that much street cred on knowing other teams weaknesses and strengths...based on his astute analysis, we are the 2nd worst team in the east.....which means if he were voting in this poll, it would definitely be under .500.

    Another poll from 8/23 written by a guy from NBC SPorts has the Pistons ranked 23rd and ahead of the Magic, Cavs, Bobcats and Hornets in the east
    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/23/nba-summer-power-rankings-free-agency-moves-lakers-up/
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    He has shown some improvement over the past few years.

    TS%: .479, .544, .550
    WS/48: .052, .111, .131

    He has really improved his 3-point shooting, which helps to spread the floor and makes others better.
    3P%: .228, .289, .317

    Besides, he's wearing down the league one collision at a time.
  5. pass99

    pass99 All-Star Forum Donor

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    How-about somewhere between 23-25?
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    NBA ranks for today:

    71- Kenneth Faried
    72- Ersan Ilyasova
    73- Jrue Holiday
    74- Anderson Varejao
    75- Paul George
    76- Kevin Martin
    77- Javale McGee
    78- Jeremy Lin
    79- Andrei Kirilenko
    80- Arron Afflalo.

    Still no Monroe. That keeps me smiling these days!! :D .. Hopefully he can reach the top 60!

    Arron Afflalo 80, Stuckey 103.
    That's hard to swallow.
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    Afflalo was already a 40% 3-point shooter and a great defender when we had him. It just baffles me that we let him go for nothing.
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    That's how we roll.
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    I wouldn't call 65 games of Bad Back Wilcox nothing.
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    According to rankings...........we shoulda kept him and released Stuckey to Denver..........Billups knew better.
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    I'm going to toss guarded optimism out and knock back a tall glass of kool-aid. I'm very confident in the work ethic. We won't come out like a YMCA pick up all star team with matching jerseys. We have good established roles and decent chemistry. These guys know what is expected of them. We've gotten bigger and more athletic.
    We will surprise a lot of people.
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    Yeah baby! GO PISTONS!
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    I see that you still voted NO on the poll, though.....
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    Wow, Slippy. Even raxrets voted Yes.
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    I'm going full homer. Man, you never go full homer.
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    I never said a thing about Curry's suits.
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    I think the old vets (Prince, Stuckey, Maxiell, and Magette) will be adequate, and the young kids will be awful, but promising. Then, they will come together and make a late season push, show a little chemistry to go with the raw skills, and drop the draft position 5 spots.
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    Another 10 has dropped and Monroe's photo hasn't appeared.. :D

    #61: Brandon Jennings
    #62: Anthony Davis
    #63: Nicolas Batum
    #64: Ray Allen
    #65: Mike Conley
    #66: Tony Allen
    #67: Carlos Boozer
    #68: Luis Scola
    #69: Tyreke Evans
    #70: Gerald Wallace

    ... Can Monroe reach the top 50?
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    Monroe = #38
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    Anthony Davis is already at 62 and hasn't even played a game.

    I like how Tony Allen feels 'motivated' by his 'snub' at 66. Is he serious?

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