AI Benched! Rip To Start the Rest of the Season

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  1. The Palace Artest

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    yeah, you are overreacting, lol.

    I have little doubt that we can beat Miami, Philly, or Orlando in a series, but Boston and Cleveland are still top dogs, regardless of any of our regular season wins say. Cleveland had just recently mercied us.
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    well, putting some high PR stuff from start of the season aside, it become very quickly clear that East belongs to either Bos or Cle. So loosing to either team shouldn't be as big dissapointment as were "Flip's early dropouts"
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    one blow out win means nothing... I've seen Cavs blown out this eason. Does this mean they are out?

  4. Ernie the Slow Adult

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    Man, they really are piling on 'Lil AI in the papers today. It seems like they went out of their way to throw in an extra negative comment about him. Anyway, some interesting stuff.

    Visiting Pistons shock defending champs | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

    Pistons look like old selves again | detnews.com | The Detroit News
  5. Dumars4Ever

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    Now Iverson is competing for minutes with...Will Bynum?

    Or was Curry talking about Will Blalock? ;)
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    AI had some pretty good stats for the last 5 games he played before the injury.
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    you pot stirrer...you know he was talking strictly back up pg w/aa as his back court partner...what bigs to play? I say amir/max w/kwame
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    It has to be Bynum.

    Chuck doesn't even come close to having the 3-point range to spread the floor like Blalock.
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    MC will have no problem cutting Bynum completely out of the picture now and overplaying AI. He will feel like he needs to give AI 35 minutes off the bench to make up for benching him.

    Will Bynum has been heavily involved in some pretty good wins. The 2 games after Billups left and now the 2 games where AI has been out. Maybe he's providing a valuable setup service and playing good D?

    Unfortunately for me, I haven't been able to see these last two games. Hoping to watch them on the old DVR when I have time. Was Bynum doing anything special?
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    I didn't see the Orlando game, but Bynum did a great job in the second quarter against Boston. He stripped Marbury twice right around midcourt, and he got to the line a few times, hitting 5 of 6.
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    Picking Starberry's pocket TWICE in a short span was pretty special to me.

    ...especially since Steph is making 20.1mil more than lil Will this year.
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    that's quite a big word for a philistine :nerner:

    (okay I quit now because i know i'm gonna lose):help2:
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    picked starbary's pocket twice putting fullcourt pressure on him.... made him look a fool, went to the basket once for a bucket and got fouled to save another... really if Stuckey is the real deal and will be good for 30-36 mins I would feel confident as our backup pg next year.
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    Sources: Allen Iverson to come off bench for Detroit Pistons against Denver Nuggets - ESPN



    This is probably the best. All the old Pistons playing at the Palace like the good old days. He can come back later in the week.
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    AI was huge the last time we beat Denver.

    Billups has a connection with Detroit, but everyone else on that Denver team will be ready to win. It would be nice if Tay, Rip and Sheed show Billups some love, then beat his butt up and down the floor.
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    I hope they do not get really sappy about. Hopefully all of the overthetop love will occur today and/or before the game. I really want to win this game.

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