2013/2014 Pistons news and Happenings

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  1. pass99

    pass99 All-Star Forum Donor

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    Not a surprise. Both need sets giving space. James is usually hard-charging and Wade likes the lateral method. They stay out of each others way.

    Now, the Pistons have Monroe and Drummond confining themselves from 12 ft. inward (I am being generous).
    Smith, depending on that nights mood, doesn't communicate and clashes with the 4-5.

    Another Smith mood then acts like a turnstile in reverse: spreads the floor and thinks like a Kyle Korver (minus the positive effects), and the 4-5 are compensated with the likes of additional rebounds. You can't win games this way, but at least some residual benefits occur for those rebounds that helps brings smiles to those 4-5 and their statistical end-game..those double-double lines.

    Now Stuckey just loves the free and open range. He can drive and make haste for every opportunity that needn't worry him. No worry about pace, placement of the other four and a general recognition about the leverage that any player, on any give day (and hopefully stretches), will have a hot touch. For him, there is no finder's fee. At arm's length, I am nothing but a captured selfie.
     
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    Not even Kyle Korver jacks it up with Josh Smith abandon. He has less of a conscience than JR Smith when it comes to pulling up beyond 25 feet.
     
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    I like his name. When I lived in NZ my favorite brand of bread was "Vogels".

    Bread - Vogel's
     
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    They hired Cheeks hours before Hollins was let go...because of the pressure of Pistons fans to name a new coach. If the Pacers get knocked out next week....does Bird hold on to him for a few weeks to assure that we don't hire him???
     
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    We aren't going to hire a coach before we hire a GM. It could be June before we get a coach.
     
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    True....somebody just has to school Gores on the order of things...
     
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    Looks like we'll be scraping from the bottom of the barrel again.
     
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    Agree that we won't hire a coach before the GM, but I would like Vogel as coach.
     
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    Detroit Pistons 2013-14 Season Grades: Rest of the bench - Detroit Bad Boys
    Some highlights:
    Spot on

    LOL
     
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    I think so too, but I'm also thinking that Bird is no schlock when it comes to judging coaches - if Vogel stays it means the players have let up, if he goes, then Bird doesn't think he has what it takes to make the next level, and I'm not sure why we should think so either.
     
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    Do they even watch the games?
     
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    Probably only once....and at regular speed....
     
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    I was interested to read on the Pistons website that they are not comitted to hiring a GM before coach and are looking for both at the same time.
     
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    Good catch.
    This should give us insight into how the power structure within this organization is structured.
    This current group has had a least 6-9 months to fine tune replacements. Why the delay? Just look at that sentence you quoted.
    They are having problems (and not for lack of talent) obtaining commitments from (GM/Coach)... those that might be demanding certain strategic control on how they (themselves) want to run this organization.
    Is there not some signs from this current decision making body, that a certain arrogance level is bubbling to the surface?
     
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