Amir will start at PF

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  1. roscoe36

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    Well, that alternative was institutionalized over the last couple of regimes.

    Larry would have played mind games, Flip would have avoided responsibility. Mike Curry may be in over his head, but if he is, it's not from lack of confidence.
     
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    this is awesome. i have no clue if amir is going to be an all-star, good player, average, disappointment, or bust. but it sends a message. from a purely basketball point of view this makes a lot of sense - we need some athleticism in the starting lineup, sheed's a good teacher, and amir/sheed complement each other very well. i'm afraid of what this will do to max's minutes, but i can see curry switching amir out early in the 1st to split time with him.

    either way it's something new and exciting, and not the same-old boring starting 5. i'm actually going to be excited for attending regular season games this year.
     
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    I like the move. I don't think AJ is the next coming of Darko :sssh:, but I like his athleticism and energy on the starting unit.

    Dice & J-Max combined with Walter, Stuckey & Afflalo makes a nice second unit as well. I see Kwame as the odd man out with AJ starting.

    I don't think AJ will be a scoring juggernaut by any stretch, but I think he'll contribute at least as much as Ben did on the offensive score sheet. I think he'll get the majority of his points from put backs down low.
     
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    Please don't ever use the D word and Amir together.:gun1:
     
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    So, Sheed is definitely the starting center? I'm sure he'll be thrilled by that.
     
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    What is the alternative?
    I still do like this move. And maybe with Kwame Sheed's play at the center will be limited anyway.
     
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    Sheed, Amir, and Kwame as the starting frontcourt makes the most sense to me...:hoops:
     
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    I somewhat agree. Tay seems to play more aggressive when he has to be the 1st or 2nd scoring option. He defers to Rip, C-Bills, and Sheed when they are on the floor. The though of Kwame starting makes me a little uneasy though.:D
     
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    McDyess, Maxiel, and Kwame coming off the bench. I doubt any NBA team has 3 bigs on their bench that could match up with those 3.
     
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    Glen Davis, Leon Powe, and Brian Scalabrine? :stirthepot: I'm joking btw. :pound:
     
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    I like that. I also like the fact that it seems like Walter will get his deserved minutes off the bench at the 3 slot. He's going to reward the team with hustling and some treys and I'm sure he's better than Jarvis, Mo Evans and all the others we've seen during the last years except for Fino who never was and never will be a small forward.
     
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    I'm thrilled Amir will start. Not just because it's time to see what's he's got, but in spite of the fouling I just really enjoy watching him play. In my fifth year of NBA fandom, I've gotten much more discriminating about the kind of player I like to watch. More Amir = much more Pistons enthusiasm from me.

    And after all the false representations that were made last year, ill intent or not (probably not) the kid deserves his shot.

    This is an aesthetic issue, and I know most of us on this forum just want to win and could careless about something like this. But I love to watch Amir, because he is so graceful. Yeah I know about all those fouls, but still...there is something about his movement that is so...graceful. I can't take my eyes off him out there, because I'm trying to figure out what the quality of movement is. Kevin Durant has a little of this quality too. Maybe it's just very natural athleticism without a lot of wasted inefficient motion. Anyway, I love watching Amir because of it.

    Now the fouls...they don't seem to go along with that but Durant gets a lot too I think.

    Go Amir!
     
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    Let us see if these changes would bring the crowd back to what it was in 2004 - 2005 seasons. I hate the fact that there are many empty seats and the crowd is quiet even in critical games.

    Well, that was not the case yesterday when the Shock played in the Arena. Congratulations for the Shock
     
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    Detroit has been #1 or #2 in attendance since 2003

    ESPN - NBA Attendance - National Basketball Association
     
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    I don't want to go to the sell out debate. you could see many empty places and the arena is annouced sellout.

    But the crowd is not as loud as it used to be.
     
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    I thought we had the longest recent streak of consecutive sellouts.

    Do we not?
     
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    What's a sellout ?
    Live attendance
    Corporate buyouts
    Total sales
    % of sales that equal "sellout for TV"
     
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    I looked up the definition of a sellout and got this:

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