[1 of 2] Pistons' BEST move of the offseason

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2006 Offseason BEST Pistons' move

Poll closed Sep 3, 2006.
  1. Allowing Ben Wallace to leave in Free Agency

    10.0%
  2. Drafting Will Blalock

    2.0%
  3. Signing Nazr Mohammed

    18.0%
  4. Signing Flip Murray

    6.0%
  5. Taking Amir Johnson's option

    10.0%
  6. Trading Maurice Evans for Cheikh Samb

    18.0%
  7. Inviting Rick Rickert to tryout

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Re-signing Lindsey Hunter and promising him a front office job

    4.0%
  9. Keeping Alex Acker's rights as he gets experience overseas

    10.0%
  10. There was no BEST move

    22.0%
  1. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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  2. ggazoo69

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    Keeping Acker's rights was a good move. He has more upside than Ricky Paulding. :eyebrows:
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    I'm not an Evans fan. I'll take Samb, lol.

    I like taking Amir's option too.

    Good polls by the way.
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    aurora Bench Warmer

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    I picked drafting Will Blalock. :thumb: For the last pick in the second round, it was an inspired choice by Joe.

    My story is that Blalock is a "diamond in the not-even-so-rough" that Detroit could develop:doh: over the next several years as Chauncey's backup:nod: and then when Chauncey leaves us or retires:ohwell: , we would already have our starting point guard ready to go with a long career ahead of him. :) Such a nice story, isn't it?

    I know, I know, I'm in major denial. I'm also point guard fixated.:P I still say that we'll be glad this guy is at the end of our bench next season. I don't care what anyone tells me Lindsay is not a point guard!:mad:

    Blalock played pretty well in Summer League for a stone cold rookie too.:rockon:
  5. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    I haven't exactly been blown away with the moves the Pistons have been making. And the moves they have made have been, IMO, haven't exactly been proactive, aggressive, bold moves. They've been either 1. no brainers 2. nothing to lose 3. hand was forced or 4. last restort moves.

    Here's my 2 cents on each move.

    Ben Leaving
    I would have loved to see Ben return, but not at that price. So I'm glad that it wasn't us that signed him to $60 million. No brainer/hand was forced.

    Signing Blalock
    Hard to get too excited about a late 2nd rounder, but I think Blalock was the best player available. Nothing to lose/No brainer.

    Signing Nazr
    Slim pickings at C. Wasn't there first choice. Last Resort.

    Signing Flip Murray
    Slim pickings for BAE. Last Resort/Nothing to lose.

    Taking AJ's option
    No brainer.
    Trading Mo for Samb
    Player wanted out. It was either him or Delfino. Last Resort/hand was forced.

    Inviting Rickert
    Nothing to lose

    Re-signing Lindsey
    I'm ok with him resigning, but that's a decent sized raise PLUS a front office promise. Its not like Joe D. got a steal or anything.

    Alex's Rights
    Another team signed him, all Joe has to do is sign some papers. Nothing to lose/hand was forced.

    Hey, what about the Super Dupe signing? Or the fact that we own him and his TE? Nothing to lose.

    I voted for Acker's Rights, but I already wish I'd chosen "no best move".
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    I went with Nazr. Considering they have to actually have a starting center next season, and Dale has been tazed, I think this was the best move. The other guys are all full of potential and hope, but probably won't really play very much.

    I also like the Cheik Samb signing and not because I had anything against Evans. I just like that cool cat from Senegal. :eyebrows:

    Sorry Kim, I may have a Center fixation.
  7. hack

    hack First Round Draft Pick

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    Nazr, I guess. Good price for a serviceable player.
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    I think Shaq had something to do with that. You know how cops are, they have a tight circle.
    I think Shaq put out the word to mess with Pistons. So someone tells Dale to carry his own bags. Meanwhile Shaq is notified and he pulls up and tells the cops to taze him if he as much as looks at them wrong.
    ...I think this will come back to bite Shaq as the electricity from the taze will invigorate the electro-lite blood cells in Dales legs. He could go Megatron now.
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    Best offseason move: Tazing Dale Davis!
    :laugh:
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    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    There were only 10 spots so I left out Flip and Tazering.

    Good point about Dale linwood. First he got Nazered, then he got Tazered.
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    Little doubt for me that this offseason sucked big time. We entered it thinking Ben was almost a lock and that we would add a high profile scorer to the bench like Wells.

    It did not happen. We did not even get a 1st round pick because we traded it for Arroyo. Only positive thing is that Dumars did not take on too much salary. We could use that if we get a decent pick from Orlando or if Amir Johnson works out.

    Reading Flips interviews earlier he seems to be banking a lot on Dyess taking on more mins. Its been 2 years to perhaps he is ready for starter type mins. Not sure how much he has left though. It was be great if he got back more to his former self.
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    Do we have Terry Porter yet? If we do that is my pick.
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    I think it must be Flip Murray. He's not superb, but he might be in this offense, playing the Latrell Sprewell role on offense.

    The price was right for a young combo guard with starting experience.
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    hack First Round Draft Pick

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    That's the benchmark for me: if Flip Murray does that, it will be easier to belive that Joe still has the touch.
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    KP First Round Draft Pick

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    I voted "No Best Move", but since everything is relative, one move MUST be better than the others.

    That being the case, I'd have to say signing Nazr was the most IMPORTANT move of the summer. Important because if you don't come up with a servicable replacement for Ben, then your summer is a complete disaster. And that's what we were facing if we let Nazr get away.
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    Interesting that the Mo trade has the biggest results so far... I'd assume that most posters think that Samb has a future (me included)... nice thing about the new CBA is we can hang onto our 2nd rounders.

    I still don't like our backup center spot....
    I'll be honest... as much as I hate Kandi's effort I like him better as a defender and post scorer than D.D.... for the min I'd take him and trade DD's contract.
  17. Prophecy Revealed

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    It seems to me that people forget Ben was a nobody just like Nazr before he came to the PISTONS.
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    Nazz has had the minutes to prove he is a little better than average.
    With 25 minutes in Atl. he averaged 12 and 7. His second or 3rd year in the league.
  19. roscoe36

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    I wouldn't say Ben and Nazr can be compared as unknowns.

    Nazr was the starting center on the 2005 NBA Champions.

    When Ben came to the Pistons, his 4 year career earnings were $2.4 million. Nazr has already made $23 million dollars.

    I have high hopes for Nazr to be a solid 11 + 9 center. But he is our "NO Ben Wallace".
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    If there were moves, then there was a BEST one. It doesn't mean that you have to think any of them were good.

    Losing Ben sucks, but there is definately a price that would make it a bad idea to resign him. I happen to think that $60Mill was a little above that point.

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