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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by buddahfan, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. st8ofmind

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    I'm not attacking 'your person' that would be something different.

    You got off awful easy on that and I'm not even really 'going there'.

    And you're going to say I'm dreaming for something that would have worked under the cap sending Nazr and Flip or Dale Davis and a pick to the Clips for a player that was clearly on the market and at odds with his coach?


    Clips Nation :: Why Now?

    I'm going to stop posting in this thread also as I don't want to Hijack off the topic of Playing Amir which is something I think we can all agree on as a viable option.
     
  2. st8ofmind

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    I can no longer edit or I would...

    I wanted to insert this...

    And from Mr. Simmons.

    ESPN.com: Page 2 : Welcome to the No Balls Association



     
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    Yeah, Joe lacks balls because he didn't acquire a Jerry Stackhouse clone like Maggette or Mason. That's the key to playoff success, uh-huh.
     
  4. st8ofmind

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    Maggette is a driver not a bad jumpshooter like Jackhouse was/is. He would give them a slasher which they need and some muscle at the 2/3 which Tay and Rip don't provide.

    The point is "THE TIME IS NOW, SEIZE THE DAY", don't go into a gunfight with one bullet instead of a full clip.

    Running Rip and Tay and Chauncey into the ground isn't the key to success either.

    Having a potent/competent bench like 2004, not a lame ass one like 05' and 06' is.
     
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    You think Stack wasn't a slasher? Nice talkin' with ya.
     
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    wow, way to bail on somebody instantaneously...

    And just because I posted an article doesn't mean I agree with every word of it...

    Speaking of Lanier... I just read 'breaks of the game' but clearly I have no desire to learn more about the NBA...

    Yes stack was but no longer is a driver. He's more of a pull up guy or a bomber and Magette is much stronger and would be asked to play a smaller role.
     
  7. buddahfan

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    Maybe Nazr will call in sick tonight and Amir will get to wear a Piston suit rather than a Armani Suit.

    Once he is on the bench he could even get a chance to play.

    Come on Flip, don't turn AJ into the second coming of Darko. I would hate to see a Magic front line of Darko, AJ and Howard.

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  8. mikhail1973

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    Even though I am agreeing and would love to see AJ get some minutes, you know that is not happening. No matter how bad the situation is Flip is going with starters. He will live or die with them on the court.
     
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    Dreaming is good for the soul, just like dreaming that CM will become a Piston. We all need our dreams, even if some of them become nightmares.

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  10. J-Train

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    How many times have you guys actually watched Maggette play? If you were to present Corey Maggette with a number of options on any given possesion, then he would undoubtably choose the worst possible one. He launches contested jumpers with 18 seconds on the shot clock. He misses wide open team mates, and rountinely decides that he should pass the ball AFTER he's already jumped into the air. I would rather play that Corky kid from "Life Goes On" during the fourth quarter of a playoff game.

    Corey Maggette is a F'n retard. That's why he doesn't even start on a team that can't make the playoffs.

    As for the topic, could Amir Help us? Maybe, but I'm sure that Davis and Maxxy could help us more than Webber.
     
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    Sorry I totally disagree with your assessment of CM. I live in Los Angeles and have seen CM play dozens of times.

    Have a nice day
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    Just the fact that he can take it to the hoop strong and finish or draw fouls would make me want the guy on the Pistons. That is the dimension they don't have.
     
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    Another game lost and maybe the season because Flip insists on Darkoing AJ.

    Makes me want to throw up, but I won't.

    No one can tell me that he wouldn't have made the difference last night.

    His totals per 40 minutes career to date in NBA

    Points 16.4
    Boards 10.1
    Blocks 3.7 (which is better than any other Piston)
    FG % .581 (which is better than any other Piston)
    FT % .833 (which is a lot better than JMax and almost as good as Rip .855 )

    You guys have seen him play. Yes he doesn't have the experience but he has skills that all the experience in the world ain't going to teach.

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    I am with you on this one. As well as many other fans. But this is just not going to happen.
     
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    Yes that is what is upsetting. Knowing that its there but won't happen and there is nothing that can be done about it except?

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    Amir could totally be an x factor like maxiell's early appearance. game 7.
     
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    A lesson can be learned here from Daniel Gibson. You don't have to sit on the bench for 3 years in order to contribute.

    Whatever happends in this series the Pistons have to lose that superior attitude with the young guys and start seeing what they have. Just because he was a 2nd round pick and is young does not mean that he cannot be helping us right now.
     
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    My sentiments exactly. But for the past, gosh, I don't know how many years, Pistons coaching looks afraid to put youngsters in. Funny that Cola was the only coach that put in a rookie in the playoffs when things didn't work.
     
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    Brown was too old in his mindset to play young guys in pressure situations and Flip is too conservative in his mindset.

    Cola was young enough to try it.

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    They are afraid to play them. But thats also one of the reasons why we have been suffering with bench problems over the past 3 years. Delfino could have been helping out in 05, Maxiel could have been last year. Amir could be now.

    If Dyess is suspended then activate Amir and see what he has for a play or 2. Whats it going to hurt? The team has been turning the ball over anyway.
     

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