Darko

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  1. buddahfan

    buddahfan Retired from Forum

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    Does this mean that Howard's numbers will go down in Mickey Mouse land. I would certainly expect him to score less.

    Jameer is going to have fun trying who to decide to pass to.

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  2. buddahfan

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    Score less because of Lewis.

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    I wonder who will be to blame for his lack of stardom this time.
     
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    Gasol, if Gasol wasn't so good they might give the ball to Darko more allowing him to shine, and he would then clearly dominate if he got more touches than Pau; but since they'll continue to run the offense through Pau, Darko's blood circulation will never get right causing him to fail again.
     
  5. mikhail1973

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    Is there a team where Darko could play the #1 fiddle and become the star that everyone expects him to become?
     
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    That's a DARN GOOD QUESTION, even on the Homofarm he was never the top option.
     
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    ESPN - Darko days ahead: Milicic, Grizzlies agree on deal - NBA

    Darko found a home... a home for 3 years
     
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    Let me rephrase, Darko found a contract, a contract for 3 years... :MusicBigGrin:
     
  10. LA Dre

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    If he averages 16 pts, 12 boards and 2 blocks a game this season and the Grizzles make it to the playoffs in the tough west, the Pistons will look like idiot savants twice on the issue. Once for the wasting a draft pick and then again for literally giving away a 7 footer for free...

    Who do you blame for his non Piston development, Joe, LB or Flip? :stooges:
     
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    All of the above, but mostly Joe for drafting him in the first place. Way too much of a project for a team that was already a contender and planning to play only "The Best Starting Five in the NBA" for the next 3-4 years. Darko should have gone to a lottery team where he could have played alot, like LeTravel, Carmelo, and FallDown8Getup9. And if he was going to get drafted to a contender, it should have been SanAntonio which is a team that knows something about developing international players. I really blame Joe for not using common sense and going with hype on a player that would not fit his system.
     
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    Joe saved money. And picked up Stucknuts.
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    He better avg. 15 and 5 in 15 minutes. Or Flip will make his strongest move...benching.
     
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    Common sense or inexperience? You never know until it falls apart. however if you look at how Joe got something for him...The magic got [STRIKE]jack [/STRIKE]squat.
     
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    Great analogy Kim. But in fairness to Joe, his team had just been swept by the overachieving Nets , he didn't have Sheed yet, and some thought Ben was to undersized to play center.

    The problem is any other team that would have had that second pick would have taken Dorko too because of that hype and big man potential. The lesson that Joe has learned (we hope) is don't believe the hype unless you have seen the player play personally yourself (several times).
     
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    Well, judging by this year's picks Joe learned well.
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    Exactly. And in this age, players are willing to take shorter contracts off of their rookie deals, because they stand to earn a lot more by being a free agent again in a few years, when their max contract amount takes a big upwards spike (from 25% of the cap to 30% of the cap).

    You gotta give Joe credit though. By Darko passing through Orlando, JD created some "blame laundering". I mean, how many people diss Boston for giving up on Chauncey? 4 years from now, they will talk about how DMC was drafted by Detroit, but left Orlando as a FA.
     
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    Blame laundering is the perfect way to put it. Hey, if young Milicic succeeds now it's not so bad. We got Stuckey and the Magic are the ones who got screwed.
     
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    Why do you insist on called Rodney Stuckey by such a derogatory and demeaning name. Are you really a Piston fan?

    P.S. No I am not his agent and nor the head of his fan club, just a Piston fan who appreciates a talented young player when I see one play.

    Have a nice day

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    If he averages 16 points, 12 boards, and 2 blocks per game............I'll blame LB because he should have been developed here in Detroit.
     
  20. buddahfan

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    You have a very valid point, given Darko's dislike for sitting on the bench and his impatient and egotistical attitude. Amir has had no problem with being patient and he is far more talented than Darko.

    Therefore, one could say that Joe should have better understood this about Darko's mental makeup. In this regard I will say that the Pistons would probably be better off in giving psychological tests to all prospective players, however this is probably not allowed by the Players' Association and even if it were it would bring very negative media and player repercussions.

    Bottom line is that without some kind of testing, unless you know a person really well or know someone or two people who know a person really well and then be honest with you about that person's mental and emotional characteristics it is very difficult to accurately gage these characteristics and how they affect a person's game in the future.

    One of the things I really like and appreciate about Hot Rod is that he was a prop #48 player who could not get into a Pac10 school because Pac10 schools didn't take prop #48 players in their athletic programs. However, after Hot Rod got into Eastern Washington he went on to work hard on his academics and had a GPA of over 3.3 while he was there. This in addition to being a gym rat.

    In other words Hot Rod is definitely a person who works hard to improve himself. That is a very admirable trait, especially in an athlete who could get by without doing all that hard work because of their natural physical gifts. Someone who I am sure would rather being playing in the summer league rather than running off to Hollywood to do the ESPYs like that rookie for the Supersonics.

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