Acker will try to make the Pistons team

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  1. roscoe36

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    Curry wants fewer defensive errors
    Still no guarantee
    Former Pistons draft pick Alex Acker is expected to be the only player in Detroit's training camp without a guaranteed contract.
    The Pistons drafted the 6-foot-5 combo guard with the last pick (60th overall) in the 2005 NBA draft. He appeared in five games as a rookie in 2005-2006, averaging 1.8 points and one rebound per game.
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    You guys don't have a problem with try-out comp. do you?
    Last I heard AAR is only 6-4"
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    I can't get excited. This only means one thing, Sammy Meija must still be having ankle problems.
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    did acker "stole" your fiance( with huge sum of money)?
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    If nothing else, it creates a more competitive try-out type atmosphere for the team. Players should feel like they need to win their spots.

    Acker has some talent and some experience. I have no idea if he's capable of challenging for the 3rd string, but it sounds like his salary is low and not guaranteed.
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    LMAO. I am broke to have either. :cold:
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    lol Alex has improved his game a lot. He is so much better than when he first came to the team.
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    Guess they are counting on Hunter going to jail, lol.
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    OOOO That was so wrong!!! :wedgie:
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    We should've seen that coming. I'd take AAR over The Hunter any day.
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    Ack will be a great [STRIKE]throw-in player in a mid-season deal[/STRIKE] third string utility guard.

    Wouldn't Bonzi Wells have been a better use of this roster spot?
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    Not for the money.
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    Huh?
    Bonzi is STILL unsigned and would likely accept a 1-year deal for around 2 mil to back-up Tay.

    Hey, I'm all for giving Walt Herrmann a shot at the job but...

    Well's is a versatile guy who can do what Ack does (be a 4th string 2 guard) AS WELL AS fill the long, sought after roll of back-up SF.
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    Not sure he would be happy with the 4th string roll and with our current roster cannot handle much turmoil. The chemistry needs to be right for this team to succeed and I am not sure that Bonzo would fit in.
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    He'd be a 4th string SG.

    ...but a 2nd string SF. (our weakest position)
    There would be plenty of minutes for him compared to what he was getting in Houston and Naw-leans.

    As far as chemistry goes, he'd be worth the risk IMO.

    Alex Acker has a pretty redundant roll on this team.
    We already have about 5 guys that can play his position.
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    We really don't know what a player like Acker is capable of. I would say the same about Bynum, Sharpe and Samb, and maybe to a lesser extent Herrmann. But none of these guys will be a major disruption on the team if it doesn't work out for them. And if any of them break out in the least, then it will either be a big help to our bench or it will give Joe important trade filler. The important thing at the 11-15 range is to have potential and a great attitude. I would say that they all qualify.

    In the 9-10 range, a GM would probably be happy with solid role players, ala Aaron Afflalo and Kwame Brown. In the 6-8 spots, you want potential future starters like Stuckey, Maxiell, Amir.

    Joe has a nice portfolio here.
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    I agree about Bonzi. He'd give them a dimension that they don't have at the 3. The CB, Rip, AA, Stuckey logjam might make it tough to bring him in. They've got to find a way to play all of them.

    Acker on the other hand has Piston DNA. He's very limited in ability, cheap and there isn't a high demand for his services.

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