Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by TheAnswer8891, Dec 7, 2008.
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First half spells doom for Pistons | The Detroit News | detnews.com
So then the article says that Kwame Brown may be the casualty, because we all know that Kwame is the one who hasn't been pulling his weight.
...That is unfortunate. As much as I dislike having Kwame starting, it's not his fault we're looking as bad as we are. As much as I hate on the guy, he's only being used as a scapegoat. Sure, he sucks, but the ones who are really at fault are our remaining 'stars' who have egos the size of Alaska and can't take benching/criticism.
Stuckey should start, but one of the other guards needs to become sixth man. Tayshaun at PF is a terrible idea. Our bad rebounding will get worse, and bigger frontcourts are gonna skewer the Pistons inside all day.
Maybe Afflalo to start over Rip?
He is our +/- leader after all and does have an eFG of .590!
If his offense is sustainable, he could be one of our 3 best 2-way players with Tay and Sheed.
Start AA over Rip and find a nice swingman to trade Rip for.
Vince Carter here we come!
I agree, I would start AA and sit Rip in a New York minute. Just listening to AA's comments after the game, he is beginning to sound like a bona fide leader.
Whoever mentioned the ego factor, I am all over that and couldn't agree with you more.
I'd take him in a New York minute. Rip & Kwame will get you Vince in seven days when Kwame can be traded. Rip would get you Mike Miller & change who Minny wants to move anyway. Salary wise he would get you Stackhouse and Diop though no way in the world Dallas does that.
Obviously you've been thinking about this.....
But wouldn't it be crazy if we trade Stack for Rip and turn around and do Rip for Stack years later
That would be wild.
Rip and Kwame for Carter (who just loves to toss up 3s from 4 feet behind the line) and then sign PJ Brown.
I'd completely forgotten about PJ. Good thinking.
Maybe they should start AA, AI, TGRH, Stuckey and Bynum? That way they'd have a complete guard on the floor at the start of the game.
I know they won't do this because it would serve a purpose, but I would move TGRH to the bench unless I can trade him. As many people have mentioned he could be their version of Manu Ginobli only if Ginobli got his jumpers badly blocked by Andre Iguodala and manhandled and taken out of his game by Jared Jeffries.
I wish they would go with Stuckey, AI, Tay, Sheed and Kwame. Stuckey and AI can switch on D and The Griever can come in for either the 1,2 or 3 spots. DET has to get Sheed involved in the O. KG or Duncan would be putting up 6 point games if they were used similarly. DET wastes too much time waiting for TGRH to come off his screens so he can score. They can find someone else to miss open 12 footers.
Miller is intriguing. MN probably wants to shed $$ so they wouldn't take TGRH.
All the more amazing in that he actually played at Georgetown under John Thompson.
Amir has ascended to the top of the Roland ratings chart for the team, with the exception of Acker, whose sample size is meaningless.
Meanwhile, Kwame has dropped to the bottom.
Definitely time for a change.
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we should have known since his name is KWAME...I want some of whatever joe is smokin.
He did a nice job against the Lakers.
I just think that he should know that we will be the starting center against a set of teams: Lakers, Cavs, Boston, Houston, Bucks, Magic, and maybe a couple others.
Against all the rest, he should be 3rd string (after Dyess comes back).
Dyess/ Max backups
PJ Brown situational
Miller is usually listed on those lists of players likely to be moved before the deadline. I think he'd be great backing up AA and Tay.
And remember, it's McHale. If anyone can be had...
He would be a great backup. He can go on streaks where he looks like an all-star for a few games at a time.
This is a major problem, and why Amir back to the SL hasn't even been mentioned by any of the coaching staff is extremely puzzling to me. Also what's with the Rip stuff? He (besides getting ejected) has not only been playing well, but has actually stepped ut up on defense, is saying all the right things, and finally seems to have stopped grieving.
The problem is not Rip; It's Rip/AI and Rip isn't the one you want to be benching. Stuck/Rip and AI/AA. That's it. Put those 4 out there (not all together Curry! I don't want to give him anymore stupid ideas), and there will be a marked improvement in everything.
Leaving Sheed as the only big out there is going to send him to an early grave, not that he doesn't already look exhausted.
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