Bring Back Webber?

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Bring Webber Back?

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  1. buddahfan

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    Right now C-Webb is not a Piston. So who does that leave to start up front.

    Dyess won't do it. Besides I would rather have some experience coming off the bench to go with the rookies. Having a second unit of all rookies and JMax is just open to too many NBA learning mistakes for the first 40 + games this year.

    What about starting JMax? Sorry folks, but the guy has never shown he can rebound in the NBA. A starting front line of Sheed, JMax and Tay gives us one rebounder and Sheed hasn't exactly cleaned the boards the last year or two.

    Start Nazr? No way. The guy earned his spot on the bench last year and let him keep it.

    AJ has shown he can get it done. He can rebound, pass, defend the 4 and has a decent shot from 15 and in. Put him with the old guys (LOL) and let him insert a little Viagra into that group.

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  2. congoman

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    Unless we can trade or find a shot-blocking 5, it only makes sense to bring back Webber. I think part of the problem was the conflict between Billups and Webber. At first Webber was successful because the play went through him. Then Chauncey didn't like that and the play then went through him. Webber lost his effectiveness. A simple solution would be to play Webber with the bench so he could feed the young studs and not conflict with Billups. Under this plan Nazr could be told to concentrate on rebounding and shot blocking.
     
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    Good point congo. It would also be nice to see Stuckey finishing off cuts fed by Webber.
     
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    I'd rather go with the youth...........but that means that Chicago will probably pick him up and make it to the finals............:lock1:
     
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    I would like to see Webber back as a bench player playing 10-15 minutes a game. He should play when Chauncey is on the bench. He creates easy shots for us (especially for Tay and Rip) which is a problem when Billups doesn't play. Someone said before that Chris can help Stuckey and i agree with it. Webber can be a great 'playmaker' of the bench and that's what we should have used him for last year. He is not a great starter but he will be much better as a bench player.

    One important thing is the way he played for Pistons. He didn't pull as many jumpers as a 76er. He played near the basket. I liked his play. He missed some easy shots because of his knees but his skills are priceless. When Joe signed him i thought that it's better to have him on our roster and it haven't changed my mind. During the Cavs' series he was one of the players i didn't complain about. This year Amir and Jason should get their minutes. There is a lot of hope but Chris is a proven player. It won't hurt our young players.

    I don't want to see him playing for Mavs...
     
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    If it comes down to us playing Mohammed or bringing Webber back, then I all for playing Webber. However, I would rather him comeback as a spare center, with no guarantee of any playing time. Lets see if the younger guys, who are capable of getting over on defense, can do the job.

    With that said, Dale Davis is the better defender. I am not really worried about the offensive skills of JMAX and Amir. Its their defense I worry about. JMAX for lack of height, and Amir for lack of size. These fears might be ungrounded, you have to let the kids play to find out. But if they can't play D, then Webber will just make the problem worse, as would Mohammed. Dale Davis is the only one of the three who would fit the bill of a defensive center who could step in if needed.
     
  7. mikhail1973

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    Maybe now that CB got his $$$ he'll be OK deferring passing to Web? I wonder if that would make any difference.
     
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    No, 1000 times over.

    I'd rather take the last shot in a big game for the pistons then Webber.

    He is cursed by the basketball gods.

    he had nothing left last year, even with playing half a season and Arnie Kander.

    He will have even less next season.

    The only way I would bring him back is in the type of role DD played last year, and I don't think that would be enough burn for Chrissy's ego.
     
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    In an article that ran yesterday, Webber is talking like he's still a Piston.
     
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    I would bring him back and make him captain of the bench brigade. Tell him that the team needs him to lead the youthful unit and be the focal point in the high post. Also, the team needs him to save his energy for the post season and being a starter for 82 games is not necessary.

    If Joe spins it right, Chris could maybe come around to the idea. Instead of sharing the assists with CB, he can be the point-center for the 2nd unit.
     
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    That is strange indeed. As if him coming back is a done deal.
     
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    As far as this forum is concerned it looks like C-Webb has won an overwhelming endorsement. It's a mandate to continue the work he started with the Pistons last year.
     
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    So, after reading the latest article on Pistons.com, they insinuate that we will put Mejia and Samb on the roster. So, if that happens, we will have ZERO open spots on the roster.

    Depth Chart:

    1) Billups/ Stuckey/ Hunter
    2) Hamilton/ Afflalo/ Murray
    3) Prince/ Mejia/ Dupree
    4) Wallace/ Maxiell/ McDyess
    5) Mohammed/ Johnson/ Samb

    Mohammed and Murray will not be easy to move, so this all makes me wonder whether or not this means Hunter is done.

    If Hunter leaves (retires, or is bought out), then the 15th spot will be there for CWebb.

    So, to my dissapointment, Acker seems to be a longshot. What do we do if he accepts the offer out there?
     
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    Cut Ronald Dupree.
     
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    I have gotten the impression through the summer that if it was up to Webber he would return. Dumars might not want him back though. Cwebb blowing up at Flip may have done him in here. Sheed can get away with it but not Webb.
     
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    If Webber is in the mix, you gotta read between the lines on this one.

    Who goes? Sounds like we are filling the backend of our roster with youth.

    Candidates include

    Murray
    Dupree
    McDyess (too many PFs and the extension mentioned earlier hasn't materialized yet)
     
  19. Stereodave

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    If Webber wanted to sign a cheap contract and ride the pine he could be valuable insurance, but if he wants to play I think he should do it somewhere else.
     
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    So Webber did a radio interview with one of the local sports radio shows in Vegas last week.

    They asked him if there was a game, any game, with a team down by 1, who would Chris want to take the last shot. He obviously said himself first. He followed that quickly by "or Chauncey, Rip, Sheed or Tay"

    He's putting out all the vibes in the world to show that he wants to be here. I think the only question is if Joe thinks Webb should be in the plans or not.
     

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