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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by max, May 8, 2009.
I think if we can pay him with right money, ie. minimum exception, I love him come back
just to bring up the otherside, didn't we all want our pg gone this time last year....
You're right. Let's send Stuckey packing too!
lol.... Detroit fans.... we love to love the backups and want the starters gone don't we.... worst two jobs in detroit sports starting qb and starting goalie
So who are their main guys? Who were they last year? I think the notion that Sheed and Dyess are stealing minutes from someone is off. In fact, those 2 probably had the 2 best one game performances of anyone on the team in the playoffs. (That's not saying much, but still.....)
Well currently signed to the team, our frontline guys are Amir, Jmax, and Kwame. None of these guys are "main guys" (maybe they could be the main guys on a lottery team, but not on a contender). That's why Joe has work to do this summer. He absolutely has to address the frontline, but he may only end up getting one quality player. If he can only get one quality big, keeping Sheed and/or Dyess to be role players off the bench might be a good proposition. Especially if it's a younger big man; Sheed has a lot he can teach in practice and can still play a solid role in less minutes. Well last year they were Sheed and Dyess. I agree 100%. Our other bigs did things well at times this season, but imo they never played well enough consistently to take minutes from Sheed and Dyess. What I think we're looking for is to bring in guys who are talented enough to start on a title contender. None of our bigs are those guys right now for various reasons (age, lack of talent, etc.).
See, I think their bigs were good enough to start on a title contender last year. It would help if they were more mobile, but to me it is their guards and wings who are not good enough.
I recall plenty of games last year where some young athletic big would go to town on our frontcourt. For some reason Sheed/Dyess always played Howard good but all the other guys often gave them problems. Plus paint points and rebounding were always issues. It was not a championship frontcourt after Ben Wallace left.
I voted no...Not because I don't like Sheed and not because I think he sucks. Sheed's actually one of my favorite players. However, with the way the team is now we don't need Sheed anymore. It's that simple. If we were going to contend next year I would love to keep Sheed, but it's time to move on. Sheed's a good guy to have around when we are winning and we have leadership. We aren't winning and we have a huge void at the leadership position.
I agree, Ben was the perfect complement for Sheed. He did the dirty work. Since Ben left Sheed has been asked to do way to much. He is/was asked to be our best front court defender and our primary front court scorer. It's hard to do that at the age he is at.
Like Chris Bosh? Paint points killed them yes, but that was guards like Devin Harris and Ramon Sessions scoring those.
We need his INTENSITY. He's just so talented.
I want to vote "undecided" to wait and see what other moves Joe makes this Summer. Personally, I'd love to see him back for a good price and in a diminished role. Dude entertains the hell outta me and even with all of his faults, he was the best big man on the team last year.
No, but sign him to groom the young big men behind the curtain.
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