Amir Johnson - Sioux Falls Skyforce Tracker

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  1. KGREG

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    That was a quick stint, obviously there was ZERO development in that time. Makes me wonder if Amir's baby-sitter called Joe and said, "He's a helluvalot better than these guys, he ain't gonna get better by playing against these dudes." Which makes one wonder, can he help us now, lord knows we cold use the foot speed on the frontline. Another thought to ponder is........Who in the draft is better than Amir??? There may be about 4-5 guys better than Amir, so it makes me think that we should really look at shopping some of these picks.
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    I'm sure one of those picks will be available for the right deal. Next year's draft is so deep and the following year might be as well if guys don't want to risk losing eligibility by entering this year and going undrafted, our second round pick has a chance to be as good as our latest first rounder.

    Seriously.

    After the top 15 or so, the waters always get muddy in the draft and players drop.
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    This is a good question. Part of the answer is this: Amir was projected at one time to be a lottery pick when he was drafted, but fell swiftly due to concerns about his academics. He was only 6-9 way back then. He grew to 6-10 before he started playing for us-or I should say sitting the bench for us or playing in the NBDL for us. Since day one as a Piston, he has grown another inch and a half, which means we could indeed list him as a 7 footer. A 7 footer with mad skills, both ends of the floor. A seven footer who makes decisions, good ones, as readily as a long time vet in the league. Oh yeah, he would go sky high in the next draft if he were still available.
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    There seems to be some mud at the top too. Here are Joe's first-round picks:

    Top 15
    #2 Darko
    #9 Rodney White
    #14 Mateen Cleaves

    After Top 15
    #23 Tay
    #25 Delfino
    #26 J-Max

    Plus that second-round guy who recently scored 38 for Utah.
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    I was just looking at the schedule, and it makes perfect sense that Amir is coming back to the Pistons on Sunday. The Skyforce play at Arkansas tonight and tomorrow, both games at 8 EST, and are then off until next Friday. Similarly, the Pistons play tonight and tomorrow, and are off until Wednesday at Charlotte.
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    They can only move him twice, right? So he's done.
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    More foul trouble for Amir, but he again leads his team in scoring:

    25 minutes, 22 points (8-12 field, 6-7 line), 6 boards (5 offensive), 5 blocks, 3 steals, 2 assists, 3 turnovers, 6 fouls

    Skyforce wins 127-105

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    Thats twice per season.
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    Another consistent effort from Amir in his last game for the Skyforce:

    29 minutes, 20 points (7-13 field, 6-8 line), 7 boards, 4 blocks, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 turnovers, 4 fouls

    Skyforce wins, 118-88

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    Thanks a lot lurker. Really appreciated.
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    Lurk, you deserve a stripe.
    Most impressive stat is the 3 assist.. shows he can play team ball.
    Good things are on the horizon.... first one of our PF's has to be moved.
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    Yeah, to small forward. Moving JMAX or Amir to small forward lets them dominate that position offensively. From what I have seen, JMAX has sufficient quicks to do this, at least more so by far than Corliss ever had. And Amir? Lots of quicks.
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    Yep. JMax to backup SF for good. Maybe, just maybe Amir gets some PT if we reduce Sheeds time for healing purposes.
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    Gunna un-stick this thread.

    This was the DraftExpress review on Amir from Day 3.

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    The Pistons announced Amir's call-up today.

    I think the versatility he is showing so early in his career is really encouraging. Sheed likes working with the young guys, and there's a lot he could learn from Webber too. I want him to get some playing time, but more than that, I want Joe to lock him up for a few years before someone else snaps him up.
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    is amir showing too much in the d-league??? he may be letting the pistons secret out. time to call him up and stash him behind the bench in a suit.
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    Never thought I'd hear that coming from you... as in rot on the bench and lose development? lol
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    With all the scouts out there, with the exception of maybe Rodney White, I don't think you can hide players anymore...
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    Exactly. Plus if Joe likes him he'll lock him in. The only teams with serious cap space won't wager on a young guy with only "upside." Most already have tons of that with the draft picks.
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    Just thinking about this situation. Realistically what would be the most any team out there would offer Amir given the lack of playing time in the big leagues, and a few games from the D-league?

    MLE? I really don't know. But also what would be the most the Pistons would be likely to match?

    Haven't seen a whole lot of him, but he seems like he could be a match-at-all-costs kinda deal.

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