08 Draft Grade

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Abe Froemen, Jun 27, 2008.

?

How Did Joe Do

  1. A

    13.0%
  2. B

    28.3%
  3. C

    28.3%
  4. D

    15.2%
  5. F

    15.2%
  1. Delfino Delivers

    Delfino Delivers Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan's Thumb
    Don't be surprised to see AA play some SF this year as it is the "scoring" position for a lot of teams and that is where his defense will help the most.
     
  2. max

    max All-Star

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2005
    Messages:
    7,424
    Likes Received:
    420
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    my bunker in the Carribbean
    I hope so. Probably something that should have been explored more last year. Have to keep in mind that there is going to be a different mentality running the show this year.
     
  3. anakin

    anakin First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2006
    Messages:
    933
    Likes Received:
    0
    CDR -
    Story on him was that he thought he was so good he was going to be taken in the Top 20. He didn't want to work out for the Pistons and thought his style was more suited to an uptempo game. How do these little punks who have done nothing in the NBA have such a big ego they can refuse to work out for someone who maybe their potential employer? Glad Joe passsed on him after I heard this story. Check out MLive.
     
  4. 16 Mile

    16 Mile Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,301
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY, NY
    Considering how Detroit has handled it's youth, I'm surprised anyone would work out for us.
     
  5. anakin

    anakin First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2006
    Messages:
    933
    Likes Received:
    0

    That's BS, a youngster looking to get hired should ALWAYS show the right attitude and desire toward a prospective employer. The exceptions, it's still not right, are for those players who are truly top shelf talent.
     
  6. ramon sessions

    ramon sessions Second Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2008
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    if a team refuses to use any young talent that they draft, then it is to be expected that young players would not want to be employed by that team. If you are a youth coming into the league and you see the pistons sitting amir, while playing stiffs like webber and ratliff simply because they are vets, it would raise questions, understandably.
     
  7. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    15,582
    Likes Received:
    3,563
    Location:
    Michigan
    Rookie Rodney Stuckey played over 22 minutes per game in the playoffs.
     
  8. Latinoking90

    Latinoking90 Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    1,623
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is true, but coaches like Larry Brown and Flip Saunders is to blame.
     
  9. max

    max All-Star

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2005
    Messages:
    7,424
    Likes Received:
    420
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    my bunker in the Carribbean
    Interesting, it makes sense.
     
  10. pass99

    pass99 All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Messages:
    2,726
    Likes Received:
    400
    That pretty much sums it up for me.
     
  11. coynejeremy

    coynejeremy All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    6,254
    Likes Received:
    1,156
    Location:
    Georgetown, KY
    Can we hold you to that? LOL

    Do you guys really think there are any successful teams out there that give major minutes to rookies? Want some cheese with that whine?

    Absolutely. Why would I want to hire a hotshot prospect in any field that refuses to even interview? The pre-draft team workouts are job interviews. I'm glad Joe stuck to his guns. The TEAM will be better for it.

    I voted A, maybe I'm sightly biased because of the BYU connection, but I love the way Joe thinks. I'm excited to see these guys develop if they are good enough to make the roster.
     
  12. Ernie the Slow Adult

    Ernie the Slow Adult All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    6,695
    Likes Received:
    1,657
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    I'm voting A this time. If Joe D tells me the sun is cold, then I'll be catching fire with a jacket on after I dive in.

    FC Barcelona! Tel Aviv! Olympiacos! Deeeeetroit Pistons baby!!!
     
  13. coynejeremy

    coynejeremy All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    6,254
    Likes Received:
    1,156
    Location:
    Georgetown, KY
    Ernie the Slow Adult for GM! :nerd2:
     
  14. ramon sessions

    ramon sessions Second Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2008
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  15. TheeTFD

    TheeTFD All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    9,809
    Likes Received:
    571
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Lunas, NM
    I don't know guys. Seeing rookies sit or punked in G/T. Would make me do a double take.
    Then guys with natural skills suppressed just to see if he's coachable.
    You come into the league with a forte, but then they start experimenting with you and jake up your game.
    Play to my strenghts please.
     
  16. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    9,649
    Likes Received:
    475
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kiev - Farmington Hills, MI - Santa Clara, CA
    Pistons gave Stuckey major minutes. Maxiell, a third year player, played a major role. You can't incorporate 5 rookies in at once.
     
  17. ramon sessions

    ramon sessions Second Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2008
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    you are right, i just think they have made major mistakes in the development of amir. i think he should have been given more of a chance, and whatever he lacked, his energy etc. would have more than made up for whatever webber and ratliff were supposed to bring to the table.
     
  18. KGREG

    KGREG All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,860
    Likes Received:
    803
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Saginaw, Michigan
    Not THEY, Flip!!! And that's one reason why he's gone. Joe is not a micro-managing GM, last year was about as close to telling a coach who to play that you'll see Joe D.
     
  19. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    9,649
    Likes Received:
    475
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kiev - Farmington Hills, MI - Santa Clara, CA
    Exactly. Joe wanted Amir getting meaningful playing time, and he promised Amir such. For some reason, Flip decided not to do it. Looks like Curry will be more cooperative in this regard, but we'll see for ourselves in not too distant future.
     
  20. Winless Wonders

    Winless Wonders Starter Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,780
    Likes Received:
    85

    It is hard to play a guy when he fouls all the time. Amir needs to learn to stay out of foul trouble. You lose your coaches trust when you comit stupid fouls. Even with the foul trouble Amir still should have played more. There were games that we had pretty much in hand that Amir didn't even get to play. That definately is Flip's fault.
     

Share This Page