AI says he will come of bench if asked to by coach

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  1. roscoe36

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    This forum is filled with people who drank the koolaid years ago, got drunk and learned our lesson.

    Many of us know that the Pistons have egos and hierarchies just like any other team. That Curry and Joe favour certain guys over others.

    The key is, we're talking about it more out loud. But subconsciously, many of us have known it for a long time.
     
  2. Darth Tater

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    This is not a rhetorical question:

    Was it more subtle than with other teams?

    Was the rallying cry "All for one and one for all"..with the hidden caveat "But don't you mess with the five starters".

    Think about it, is that why the rookies and bench never got any play?

    Just a thought that's been on my mind for some time now.
     
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    I think the "Detroit is the model for team basketball and the players are so unselfish, blah, blah, blah." theory went out the door the first year Flip Saunders failed in the playoffs. It's been long gone IMO. I think Flip popped the bubble.
     
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    I think the organization milked the title for all it was worth. The media is always so compliant when their access could be compromised.

    And fans are a lot more forgiving, and much less questioning when the team is winning.

    The Pistons being the first team to own their own plane has been mentioned many times as a stroke of genius. Well, I think the genius is in letting the beat writers fly with the players in luxury. It would be a shame to have to go back to flying commercial...

    -You gotta read between the lines on this post-
     
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    Aw, I'm sorry guys. The rumblings of this has been going on that long? That's too bad. Outside of Detroit, we (I was) were still buying the company line. That was supposed to be the big concern with Allen coming to Detroit, how would the selfish fit within the unselfish.

    Maybe the elephant in the room is too big to ignore now. Then again, I'm biased. I've never been much of a Richard fan, I hate that mask and I think the Reggie comparisons are insane.

    Whew. Sorry about that.
     
  6. lpgrl26

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    Beautiful. This is such a frustrating situation all around.
     
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    agreed.

    Rip & AI should both be volunteering to come off the bench.
     
  8. TaS

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    Bench them both until they can resolve it between them. We can start the game strong defensively with Stuck/AA/Tay/Sheed/ and Brown.

    Bring in AI/Rip/Max/Amir/Dyess off the bench for some extreme pick setting and driving.
     
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    I know you didn't mean it this way, but why not bench them both ? Start AA. That will set an example.
     
  10. BallDon'tLie

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    I like that better than small ball.
     

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