Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by TaS, Oct 20, 2006.
Low is obviously alot smarter than I am. lol.
frustration is different than hatred. the thing is he was owed a chance. i see you are fooled by the company line. there is nothing to earn on the pistons. look at delfino, maxiell, amir this year. those guys are struggling to get minutes even though it came down from management to play the young guys.
but aren't you glad we made him earn it?? he's shutting down the paint in orlando while we struggle to keep some guy named armstrong out of ours. hadn't scored an nba point until he played the pistons.
some people take up for the little guy, some people just kick him because everyone else is kicking him. i made my own opinion about darko instead of downing him because it was the in thing to do. i made my own opinion about whether he deserved playing time instead of just repeating the company line of "earn" it.
i'm a piston fan and i don't want us to keep repeating the mistakes we made with darko. so far this season we haven't learned about playing our youth. this year will have another exodus of young talent. and some of you will still recite the company line of "earn" it as we bring in more aging vets and continue to fall out of the elite teams of the nba.
i am obviously smarter than you too. when it comes to darko at least.
Really? I had no idea you were a Bo Outlaw fan.
I assume you are speaking figuratively, since the little guy here is 7'1", 290 lbs.
Actually you are not.
One good game does not justify your claim.
In fact if we judge it purely based on stats, Ben has had more successful/strong games in a Chicago uniform than Darko has had in an Orlando uni. So take that how you will.
Personally I still think Darko will be nothing but an average serviceable player.
However, If Darko does end up becoming an all-star (which I still seriously doubt by the way) it has nothing to do with your logic because it has always been flawed.
I will never be impressed by your jump to giving praise without any substantial evidence.
right back at ya!
You're wrong there.
Frustration is the path to the Darko Side.
Frustration leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
Here is an interesting stat:
So far this year, 82% of Darko's FG attempts have been inside. That's right, just 18% jumpers.
For comparison, JMax shoots 44% jumpers.
Combined with the shot blocking, Darko is contradicting his rep as a finnesse player and is providing an inside pressence on offense and defense for the Magic.
And just think, Dwight Howard takes 84% of his shots from inside. That is a true twin tower type situation going on there.
I thought Sheed was going to go inside more this year with Ben gone? Last year Sheed shot 84% J's. Is a 2% increase from the paint all he can give???
Update through 20 games.
Per 40 minute stats for Darko compared to benchmarks and % diff:
Points- 14.26/16.00/-11% Failing
Rebs- 9.07/12.00/-24% Failing
Asst- 1.85/1.75/+6% Passing
Blck- 3.70/2.25/+64% Passing
Stls- 1.11/0.75/+48% Passing
It looks like he will be short on rebounds and he will be long on blocks and steals.
The stats that are still in play are Points and Assists. Assists will show more volitility because they are a relatively rare occurance compared to points.
Next update will be at the 40 game mark.
Are you kidding me? I nearly have an aneurism just watching Flip coach...Do you really think I could handle a full-time ongoing debate with bballjay?
maybe not by yourself, but perhaps you and motown could go tag-team wrestling style.
but i suppose it doesn't matter how many people you have helping when you're banging your head against a brick wall...
debating with me is mentally stimulating.
the debate will be ended for a lot of people tonight. some first hand darko watching will make a lot of converts. darko will have a hof career. he will have more dpoy's than ben. he will have more rings than ben. he will have more points than ben. he will have more class than ben.
So is being tazered....
I want none of either.
someone save this post so in 12 years from now we can cross all these off the list. lol.
Will someone please start a fund to ship yuckface Darko back to Europe so he can be on the serbian forum????!
I'd rather someone give bball Jay some glasses so he can watch Darko play, realize the truth, and never post again.
i do watch darko play. i watch darko more than anyone besides the people in florida and the league passers. some of you like to make posts with only looking at box scores and watching 1 game out 20. do more research and then it will be you realizing the truth.
Geezus. You shouldn't have admitted that. Now you look that much worse.
I probably do the most Darko debating and I live in Tampa, FL, catch the games locally and have NBA League Pass. Go figure.
In my opinion, Hack you have always been accurate in your takes on Darko.
Anyone from the DHOF care to expound on Darko's performance tonight? Or are we waiting for him to at least score 10 pts so we can marvel at what his 48 min stat performance would be like? lol.
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