Discussion in 'Detroit Pistons General Discussion' started by Ozarkruffrider, Jun 26, 2008.
Ok WTF?! Is this supposed to be funny?
Walker to WAS, bla
Full Name: Trent Michael Plaisted
Height/Weight: 6-11 / 245
Birthdate: October 20, 1986
High School: Clark HS
College: Brigham Young
Brigham Young Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG 2004-05 5 0 0 3 .000 3 6 .500 0 0 .000 8 1 0 0 3 0.60 2005-06 29 29 144 276 .522 106 172 .616 0 0 .000 199 28 12 27 394 13.6 2006-07 34 33 167 306 .546 96 195 .492 0 0 .000 210 40 15 46 430 12.6 2007-08 35 35 202 373 .542 141 260 .542 0 0 .000 269 54 15 34 545 15.6 Totals 103 97 513 958 .535 346 633 .547 0 0 .000 686 123 42 107 1372 13.3
An early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft. Career Highlights: Earned First Team All-Mountain West Conference honors as a junior. Earned Second Team honors his freshman and sophomore seasons. Named 2006 MWC Freshman of the Year. Currently ranks as the 14th all-time leading scorer in BYU history with 1,372 career points. Registered 17 career double-doubles.
Junior (2007-08): Led the team in rebounding (7.7 rpg, ranked second in the MWC) and ranked second in scoring (15.6 ppg, sixth). Finished second in the league in field goal percentage (.542) and ninth in blocked shots (0.97 bpg). Scored 20 or more points 11 times. Posted eight double-doubles. Matched career-high with a season-high 27 points on 10-for-14 shooting vs. TCU. Registered 24 points and 17 rebounds vs. North Carolina. Tallied 21 points and 12 rebounds at Louisville. Notched 14 points, 15 rebounds and a season-high five blocked shots vs. Weber State. Scored 18 points and matched a career-high by grabbing 18 rebounds vs. Pepperdine. Contributed 13 points and five rebounds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Texas A&M.
Sophomore (2006-07): Ranked second on the team in scoring (12.6 ppg) and rebounding (6.2 rpg, ranked seventh in the MWC), while leading the team in blocked shots (1.4 bpg, seventh). Scored 20 or more points six times. Registered three double-doubles. Set career-high with 27 points on 11-for-16 shooting at Colorado State. Tallied 19 points and a season-high 12 rebounds vs. Southern Utah. Scored 22 points vs. Air Force. Posted a career-high six blocks vs. San Diego State. Recorded 22 points and nine rebounds in the first round of the MWC Tournament. Matched career-high with 27 points and added 10 rebounds in the semifinals.
Redshirt Freshman (2005-06): Led team in scoring (13.6 ppg, ranked eighth in the MWC) and rebounding (6.9 rpg, fifth). Also ranked sixth in the league in field goal percentage (.522). Posted six double-doubles. Recorded season-high 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds vs. TCU and registered 17 points and a career-high 18 rebounds in the rematch. Tallied 16 points, 12 rebounds and a season-high four assists vs. UNLV. Scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds at Southern Cal. Posted 18 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots vs. Houston in the first round of the postseason NIT.
Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 1.6 points and 0.6 rebounds in 8.8 minutes a contest, appearing in five games before sitting out the rest of the season due to a knee injury. Granted a medical redshirt.
Strengths: Long and athletic post player that runs the floor well. Uses left-handed post moves to score effectively down low and has a solid face-up mid-range jumper.
Are you implying that Joe may have plaisted this pick?
Another wasted pick. Dumars must have hated this draft. He could have at least went for a couple foreign guys we wouldn't have to cut in preseason.
this draft is such a joke. Guy looks like Primoz "Stiff!" Brezec. Doesn't Joe know we actually DON'T HAVE A BACKUP SF?
Looks like a Tay backup to me.
He's listed as a PF/C. He's 6'11, at least.
he’s a good listener and very coachable
Does he eat his vegetables?
no need to panick here. dumars probably didn't want guaranteed contract from 1st round so he took long term projects. [strike]Pl [/strike]Waisted narcoleptics.
Don MacLean: “Trent I think is an NBA player. We’ve helped him by simplifying the game, giving him more on the block. If you saw him in college it was all pound it, pound it, right shoulder. Everything was laying up, flippy, and scoopy. Now we’re trying to get him to turn it over. You saw it today where he went right at [Ryan] Hollins--you wouldn’t have seen that out of him in college. The more he develops, which he will because he’s a good listener and very coachable, the more he’ll do it.
The first week I spent a lot of time with him just talking about how he can be good at the next level, and it ain’t going to be by backing guys down and turning. He needs to improve his shooting to the point that when he does square a guy up at the next level, he can knock it down from fifteen feet every time. He’s gotten better in the last month at that…and athleticism-wise he jumps, he can really jump. He’s made a few plays where you’re like “holy @$#%.” With his size, athleticism and his willingness to get better, I think he’s going to be a good NBA player.
I wish I had another three months with him, because then I think he could be really good. I’m not knocking the coaches at BYU, because they have to play the way they have to play to win games, they’re not worried about Trent Plaisted’s draft status. But [because of that] this stuff is all new to Trent. I think the more he gets in the NBA environment, wherever he goes in the draft, I think they’ll start with this stuff and in time he’ll be a good NBA player.”
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OT: Bill Walker's going to Boston. for cash.
Now i'm really annoyed.
Rumors have it that DET took Plaisted when they couldn't get a buyout for Euro big Ima Stiffovic. I got to stop watching the draft, I get too angry.
I hear one of our forum members thinks he will make us forget Michael Jordan and he will boycott the Pistons if they don't start him this coming year.
YouTube - â€¢ Trent Plaisted and the NBA Draft
YouTube - Interview with BYU's Trent Plaisted
YouTube - Plaisted BYU vs TCU
Joe only took the guys that agreed to go play in Europe since Pistons don't have any spots available. That makes perfect sense. Can't really expect someone from the bottom of the 2nd round come in and contribute right away.
Why not try and trade the picks for cash, or future picks then? I don't see the point in just drafting scrubs for the sake of it. Don't get me wrong, I hope at least one of these guys will end up making the bench, but c'mon, there were some good prospects still available, for positions we're lacking depth in (namely the 3 and 5)
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