Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

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  1. Darth Tater

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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    I'm going to disagree with you here, Low.


    I am not a Chris Webber OR Bonzi Wells fan. I still think of Webber as a choker for some reason, and Wells as a malcontent.

    HOWEVER, that being said, it's just a gut feeling, but I think for a half a year they can do no harm. I think they will help...if Flip Sr. plays them. I don't think we will win the ship without them and I also would love to see Flip Jr. booted out of town.

    I think Flip Sr. can handle those two guys for a few months.

    I'd do it if it's possible.
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    How would such a negative impact work out?
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    Was wondering the same thing. Both contracts would be for this year only, and I'd still say we'd at least make it to the ECF this year...
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    Poorly
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    Here's one....when was the last time Webber played a full season? It's like taking on Marcus Camby. Looks good, but does crap for you in the real world.
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    ...and who upon who is going to be there with those contracts expiring that we would serisously turn ourselves back into a contender with?
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    I don't think there's any way this side of the moon that we win a title WITH those guys. Nevermind that Saunders has to hold a team meeting about focus and discipline with the most veteran/mature team in the league. Focus and Discipline are the coach's job. They don't just intrinsicly spring up from within players that's why coaches exist.

    If he can't keep this veteran group of mild-mannerd (although spoiled by winning) group of guys on the same page...all hell will break loose adding Bonzi to the mix.

    Not to mention the countless newspaper articles on what Webber USED to be able to do and what he COULD do to help us...forgetting that none it will ACTUALLY happen because he'll be injured again or shooting 4-16 or disappearing in 4th qtrs...on and on.

    This is a "Knick" like move which would result in tons of potential on paper, lots of excitement for the beat writers, but not much in the way of dependable victory come playoff time.
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    2 first round picks next draft (hoping for 3)... I'm sure someone of decent value will be available with the MLE too, let me look into it....
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    I've been busy all afternoon and wish I could have got in on this thread sooner.

    First, thanks #1. It's good to have some inside sources, even if they feed you BS, because once you figure out how good the source is, and whether it is information or disinformation, then you are learning stuff that matters.

    If we add a CUT/BOUGHT OUT CWebb, we would be adding him for a one year, minimum contract. It means NOTHING to our future prospects. And it doesn't hurt the team financially because the NBA picks up some of the value of a veteran minimum deal. Essentially, he would be playing almost for free.

    I have no comment on Bonzi at this time.
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    Correct me if I'm wrong but if Webb is bought out and we sign him for $X, we lose:

    The rights to Acker IF we signs that offer.
    PT for Maxiell and Amir.


    I doubt Cwebb will be happy here with our playing time situation.
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    Here is a list from ESPN (most of these players probably wont be avail. for the MLE though)

    [​IMG]Chauncey Billups

    (ETO)[​IMG]Vince Carter
    Unrestricted
    (ETO)[​IMG]Rashard Lewis
    Unrestricted
    (ETO)[​IMG]Gerald Wallace
    Unrestricted
    (P)[​IMG]Darko Milicic
    Restricted
    [​IMG]Mike Bibby
    Unrestricted
    (ETO)[​IMG]Grant Hill
    Unrestricted
    [​IMG]Anderson Varejao
    Restricted
    [​IMG]Mo Williams
    Unrestricted
    [​IMG]Andres Nocioni
    Restricted
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    That's correct. We would have to cut someone. I'm guessing it would be Blalock, Dupree or Murray.
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    no need for Bonzi- we have Delfino who plays in a similar way and who hustles more. He also plays the same positions.
    This team should better look for a PG than for a SG/SF.
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    Maybe they got lucky and had a "wee" *cough cough* bit of help from the zebras and league office, but didn't a similar move work out for Miami? It's just a short term fix.

    What do we have to lose this year? Both Flips, perhaps? This is a good thing, IMO. Even if we "lose"...we "win".
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    WTF are you babbling about?? I never see you post so much as when you are avoiding something....and I'm not talking last weeks loss to warthog!
    Get back to it! Fry boy! Otherwise you will be demoted to gyro slicing:doener: <---"I used to have soooo much time on PF.com but now I have to slice gyros and shawarma all day."
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    LOL. I got your drift. I'm only coming on for my breaks and I'm pretty much done for the day anyhow. It clears my mind to come in here and shoot the breeze.

    And PU...there is quite a breeze drifting from that loaf you are cutting up.:yuck:

    But to mix business with pleasure...didn't the statute of limitations run out for the time we can bring up my loss to warthog?

    I've already blamed Lebron for the whole thing and sent him packing to Linwoods team. That's like banishing him to a life of body traction.
    I picked up some chick I never heard of named "Marion" or something to take his place. Next time will be a different story.
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    we should get both of them, then sign latrell sprewell and trade for antoine walker or ricky davis. then we could have our 'all @$$hole team' on the floor:

    1 - bonzi, 2 - sprewell, 3 - walker / davis, 4 - sheed, 5 - cwebb
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    Maybe we could sign Mike Tyson up and just use him as the enforcer.

    Just having him on the bench would probably be enough to keep other team's from playing too physical.

    I wonder how Stern would stop that if we tried to do it.
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    He'd send the Pistons to DLeague. At least we wouldn't have to worry about championships and if the team's good enough. If JOED manages to keep the core intact and add some talent, even Flip could have a serious chance to get the DLeague Ship.
    And the 2008 DLeague Champions... your Deeeeeeeeeeeetroit Pistons!!!
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    Re: Bonzi Wells & Chris Webber coming to Detroit?

    LMAO! I've been wondering for weeks what that smilie represented! btw...that slow-roasted lamb is one of my favs.

    Wells & Webber aren't all that & a bag-o-chips, but I'd rather have one of them instead of Murray. I mean...it's not like Flip completes Joe's chemistry set anyway...not to mention...HE SUXXXS!

    Anyone know how Sheed & Bonzi got along in Portland?

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