Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Mossberg, May 20, 2014.
The NBA hates the Pistons and loves the Cavs...
And with the ninth pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Detroit selects... Not having to pay Ben Gordon for two years.
I hate the Cavs and love the Pistons. So I guess the NBA is not for me.
Dumars just set this team back another year. FRICK!!!
I'm still kinda sick about this. I haven't been a supporter of the draft wheel until now, but crap like this just shouldn't happen. System is broken.
Lets get the first part out of the way. Cleveland should absolutely not have 3 #1 picks in 5 years or whatever it is. That is ludicrous. If you suck that much you should be penalised, not rewarded. It's pathetic. Now for the Pistons I don't think this is as big an issue as we may make it out to be. We were going to pick at #8 and there really isn't much there except good role players. We can pick those guys up for similar money on a mini MLE type contract.
I don't see how the lottery isn't working. Cleveland was trying to win all year. They traded 5 picks for Hawes and Deng. Philly isn't picking first. DET isn't picking at all. Did tanking pay off for anyone?
That's a surprisingly fair point.
Damn you and reality.
I'm already preparing myself for a few more years of non-playoff participation. Free agents don't want to come to Detroit, the good palyers they have will leave as soon as possible...
All a high draft pick would have done is build a little excitement and hope towards next season.
I think last nights lotto results showed why the system is broken. How is the league supposed to be balanced when one team keeps winning the #1 pick back to back? It makes no sense. Also, I'm not too down about losing our pick, we can still find sleepers in the 2nd round or we can still move up since next years pick is now tradeable. On a positive note, this gives us a cool 2.5 Mil extra in cap space as well... That gives us approximately 13 mil in cap space even if we re-sign Monroe. The guy I want at the 2nd round though is Glen Robinson III, he's got all the talent in the world but he just hasn't put it together.
Next year's pick isn't tradeable because they traded this year's pick.
Thanks for the correction!
On the bright side, I'm having a great time in Rome!
Free agents will sign wherever the money is. See Smith, Josh. He was one of the top FAs last summer and there was several forum members who were all convinced that he would never ever sign here. Yet, it happened. We didn't use him correctly, but he's still a damn good player who signed here when he had several other suitors.
Shut it, CJ. This computer is property of the Denver Squirrels and is not to be removed from facilities.
First, all the losing last year went for nothing. That hurts. The Pistons, as bad as they have been for 5 years, have never had a top five pick. No team should be allowed to have multiple top three picks in such a short span as the Cavs. The system is a joke. You have to tank way too early in a season to position yourself for a top pick. That said, it was a horrible decision to gamble on a top ten pick. Inexcusable. The 9th player in the draft was gambled away. The loss of the pick does hurt a lot. You see a lot of PR going on in the press trying to hide the blunder. Flexibility is restricted. For example, a point guard could have been brought in to hedge on Jennings. Stan is stuck now. He can't dare bring back the same set of guards. Does he trade an asset (Monroe or Josh)? Doesn't sound like he wants to panic and do that. Rather, try and make the three bigs work. But he needs shooters. But again, what do you do about the point position which is so unresolved? The loss of the pick hurts. And no, the 38th pick does not make up for losing the 9th pick--another ruse being pushed in the press.
I think the system is fine. It's all random. Even if you go into full-tank mode from day #1, there are no guarantees that you will get the #1 (or even the #2 or #3) pick.
For some reason I don't see Stan tolerating the triple-headed monster. One of them is gonna go and after so many years of sacred cows and watching paint dry, I think we may be shocked at how quick he wields the axe with this team.
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