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  1. TaS

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    Yes, he was surprisingly candid. It gives one a more realistic picture of what happens behind the scenes.

    Davidson's son sounds like a pretty thoughtful guy.
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    Yep, this was a great read. Thanks for posting it.
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    No one "liked" TaS' post.
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    It's just an article, not a rotation idea or anything.
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    Good content is good content. If you had not shared it, we might not have seen it otherwise.
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    Josh Smith trade scenarios:
    Can Detroit trade Josh Smith? - Detroit Bad Boys

    Most are either not probable or have no benefit for us other than a salary dump. The ones that are the most intriguing are Smith for Gallinari (Denver) and Smith for Thad Young (Philly) trades. Both will give us a starting caliber NBA SF while getting out of Smith's contract.

    If we execute any of these trades though, we'd be locking down on the Moose-Drummond front court for the foreseeable future. This is not necessarily a bad thing.
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    I like the Denver, & Philly options too, ..I just can't see Smith and Jennings both on the same team building another brick house next season.
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    To be honest, I would rather trade Jennings away than Smith. Smith is a good player, he has just been terrible this year.
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    sounds like another Stuckey analysis...hope you're right.
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    At least smith has defensive talent (at pf). His offense is fine if he plays like a pf.
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    I'm there with you my friend. Jennings proved to be a terrible fit here. I can't help but think that we would've won more games with Knight running the point. We wouldn't have as many assists, but we wouldn't have as many meaningless heaves that qualify as TOs.
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    I still don't understand why Cheeks persisted with him at SF. It still confounds me.

    In the two bigs spots you have 32mins for each of Drummond, Monroe and Smith. You have Monroe willing and capable of splitting his time at both. You have Drummond who would accept coming off the bench. You can even cut Drummonds mins to 28 so that he plays more explosively and give the other two 34.

    There was really no need to play Smith any minutes at SF.
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    I don't think that is fair on Smith. Stuckey has never been good. Smith has been fantastic for many years and the preferred target of myself and many others for Detroit. He made sense, but played in a terrible system.

    I still think that Jennings has the talent to make a splash in Detroit. The question is whether he gets adequate coaching (see his improvement under Cheeks and subsequent regression under Loyer) and help.

    This rotations argument has come and gone many times. I agree. That kind of big men rotation would be downright scary for most teams in the league. Imagine subbing in Rookie McNoName only to see Drummond or Smith walking to the scorers table. It also gives us the option to have transition teams (Smith and Drummond) and teams that can play in the half court effectively (Monroe & Smith/Drummond).

    Bill Simmons made a really interesting comment about the Suns which essentially went - the Sun's don't play unconventional line ups because they know they are effective but because Hornacek figured out exactly what assets he has and made a concious effort to put teams on the floor which were as disruptive to the other team as humanly possible. It changes the question from how do we stop this to what the hell is this?

    For Detroit, this is the (maddeningly) obvious solution. We tried to do the super big experiment, but it didn't play to the teams strength. We need a coach who doesn't have a system, but who just knows how to identify pieces and figure out a way to put them together. Sure that's a big ask, but if Jason Kidd can do it, I'm sure we can find someone else who can put it together for this team!
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    In the NBA, the coaches are dealing with huge egos of player and agents that are mostly concerned with personal statistics such as games started, minutes played, points scored, etc. to help them secure their next big fat contract. The head coach has to have the conviction and the support from the higher ups to say:

    "Greg, you are one of the top 3 players on our team, but we will have a better chance to win if you come off the bench. Your minutes will roughly be the same. You will be splitting time between center and power forward, depending on whether Dre or Josh are on the floor with you. This is what is best for our team. You in?"
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    I've been saying for years that the Pistons should go after LeBron so they can bring him off the bench. There isn't a bench player in the L that could match up with him!

    How much more obvious does it have to be?
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    Wilt averaged more than 48 minutes per game for a season. That is the ideal solution. Just get athletes like that.
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    Because Knight helped his team dominate the league this year?
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