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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Dumars4Ever, Nov 16, 2007.
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Durant has played 42 games, and his team just set a franchise worst record for consecutive losses. No doubt you can play the rooks, but would anyone here be happy with a 14 game losing streak... even if it helped develop the young players?
Durant's situation is a little special too because I honestly think the ownership of that franchise is trying to alienate Seattle fans while stocking up on rookies to take to OKC in the near future. Alienate them by putting out a team that obviously can't win many games, of course. The development of the Seattle youth would be the least of my concerns if I were a fan of the Sonics...
Agreed. As a Pistons fan and Detroiter currently living in Seattle, I am able to see both sides. I understand the desire to develop the youth, but understand that it can be a long, painful process.
I don't think that his point is that we should play our rooks Durrant minutes. He's just putting in perspective how little experience our guys actually have. He also points out that Amir should be thought of as a rookie, since our rookies have as many minutes as he does. It was a pretty good way to show it.
Most pain in life is mental, developing of young players is no different. It comes down to the strength of one's mind. If you stay mentally tough and positive in your outlook then there is no pain involved in this.
Playing Samb 5 minutes per game would not have lost us any games this year. We have lost games showcasing players. We have lost games letting Hayes try to work thru a slump (even though his lack of defense is constant and really he should barely have gotten a shot with us after we saw how slow he was on D.) We have lost games giving players tryouts, like Brezec, and Herrmann when played as a power forward. The term rookie is pretty meaningless. I would much rather talk about talent.
You're right. I looked back at the last few posts and agree that I missed the point. Our rooks (even our 3 year rooks) are very inexperienced. I would love to see Samb play. Maybe I can find someone in Indiana to tape the Mad Ants games for me.
Linwood, I think the rest of this season for the D-League will have live on-line video through NBA.com. They were announcing that a couple of weeks ago during the D-League Showcase games in Idaho.
I will check that out. Thanks for the heads up!
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Mad Ants lost 116-91 to Sioux Falls tonight. Cheikh with a nice line: 15 points 4-7 FG 7-7 FT 7 rebounds 3 blocks 1 steal 5 fouls 1 turnover 30 minutes
1 turnover in the D-League is like minus 5 turnovers in the NBA!
unfortunately for Cheikh, 30 minutes in the D-League is like DNP-CD in the NBA.
Samb's team sucks (getting blown out), but it's late in the 3rd quarter of this game tonight and Cheikh has 8 points, 11 boards, and 9 blocks.
Just call him Mr. Triple Double. 12 points, 12 boards, 11 blocks He even threw a couple of nice lob assists as well.
How does a guy get 11 blocks and his team give up 123 points and lose by 20? That must be some kind of record of points allowed and margin of defeat by a team with one of their players getting over 10 blocks in the game.
I'm sure Camby or Dalembert's managed to do something like that in the NBA. Not 123 or 20, maybe, but 100 and 15 wouldn't surprise me. High block totals usually come when your guards are getting beaten, not when they're forcing their man in at bad angles. Would you be surprised if Darko put up a triple-double with blocks sometime this season while the Grizzlies lost by more than 100-85?
I agree that blocks can occur when your guards are broken down. I didn't see the game but it just seems a little strange combination of numbers. I would think that the Skyforce must have had a lot of fast breaks.
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