Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by mikhail1973, Jun 29, 2009.
Brown to stay with Pistons | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press
So, we have a center.
He'll be a good back up.
I don't dislike him. In fact, he's OK. I'm just not fond of him being our starting C/PF etc. I'd say we need him or Shaq/Dwight but we really don't.
Kwame played well last year. I'm glad he's back. While we haven't had a dominant big man in recent years, we have been spoiled by the number of big men on our roster.
Sheed + Ben + Dyess + Dale Davis + Amir + Maxiell + Brezec, etc.
We don't remember what it is like to be extremely thin at those positions. To be one injury away from permanent small ball with MC as the conducter would be horrifying.
Im glad he decided to stick around. He played pretty well most of the time for us. If he could develop a little inside game he could be very good on offense because he gets great positions all the time just has a hard time finishing with little hook shots and stuff. He is a good defender, rebounder, shot blocker so if he had some offense to go with that he would be a solid starting C in this league.
One of the few bright spots near the end of the season. It was a dim light, but a light nonetheless. At least he showed energy and used his size. Just fine for 15-20 minutes a night.
Glad to hear he's coming back, he is a nice guy off the bench, and gives us a bit of size up front.
big man on the cheap, that's what we have..
If Kwame proved anything last year, he proved he's not necessarily a liablity at the center position. He may not help, but he's not hurting. I'll take that, for now, while we try to get people at the other positions that will help the team.
Thank god, if there's one thing that's true about Kwame Brown, it's that you can trade him for absolutely amazing things.
At this point, unless we sign or acquire someone bigger, he may well be the tallest guy on our team next season and the only one with more than 5 years experience. I too believed that despite dropping many passes to him in the post, if he had played/started every game, we may have finished at least .500 and won one game vs the cavs.....
Kwame turned out to be solid especially for the money.
I remember one guy last year called him Giant Turd.
We need cap space for 2 players. Maybe we already have the required space to reel in our 2 targets? It is possible that Joe has a good idea of the 2 guys that he wants and dumped Amir to get over the hump on the financial side.
If that is the case, then the other way that we are going to get significant players it through trade. So, it is possible that by having Kwame accept the 2nd year option, he is really helping Joe by giving him a non-essential trading piece with a $4M salary to fill a gap.
Say Joe acquires Ben Gordon and Charlie Villenueva through FA. Then Joe can trade the redundant Rip Hamilton + Kwame Brown for a $16M/year player. That is Chris Bosh ($15.8M). Toronto gets Rip for the long run + an expiring big man that they can likely resign if they like him.
Bosh/ Plaisted??/ Dyess???
That team would have a lot of guys with energy, but who are hitting their stride and have some real experience.
Are we allowed to go over the cap to resign Dyess if we wanted to since he is an existing player?
Didn't Villenueva and Bosh start together in Toronto at some point? I like this lineup....except we would need a defensive minded big man coming off the bench.
Theo Ratliff? He knows his way around the Palace.
I really like this lineup. We'd get killed defensively though, but hey at least we'd have something that resembles an NBA offense.
Roscoe is going to ban you for that suggestion j/k
They lost the Bird Rights to Dyess when they traded him. I think the most they can offer his is the veterans minimum. I read it last week somewhere but am guessing at the max they can give him.
And who might that be, BILLS?
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