Detroit Draft Talk

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  1. KP

    KP First Round Draft Pick

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    Re: The case for Mullens.

    Sounds an awful lot like Darko and Amir. Lots of physical tools, but never proven that they can produce consistently on the court. When we drafted Darko and Amir, we were supposedly in a position where we could be patient or gamble on a young, raw, talented big man. This because we had enough talent on the roster already to compete in the league.

    We may now be in a different position. It looks like we're going to need what another poster recently called "floor ready" talent in order to compete for wins next year.

    The argument that mediocre talent is readily available is certainly well received. I guess Joe has to determine if there is anyone available at 15 that exceeds the mediocre level. Although, signing veteran mediocre talent is way more expensive than drafting mediocre talent.

    Mediocre talent that can contribute something on the court will be more valuable next year than a guy who may not be ready to get off the bench. Long term development projects have not been very successful in Detroit unfortunately.
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    Re: The case for Mullens.

    Has a long term project ever worked for any team in the NBA?? It seems to me that most players that are raw talents have always faired better if they are just thrown in the pool and forced to swim. If you look at young players in the league it seems that most don't succeed by sitting on the bench but by getting on the floor, making mistakes and learning from them.

    Maybe it is a mental thing that stunts a players development if he comes out of college and doesn't get the playing time from the start.

    I can't think of a player that was drafted as a "project" and flourished after significant time on the pine or D-league?
  3. KP

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    Re: The case for Mullens.

    Right, and I'd suggest that we probably couldn't come up with many that came into the league looking really awkward and then figured it out by getting playing time. Picking a guy that hasn't already at least been successful in college seems risky.

    Most guys that become productive players are reasonably productive right from the start.
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    I think the Pistons are bad enough now that we will be playing our long term projects.
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    Brandon Jennings's stock keeps dropping...
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    Draft Buzz | NBADraft.net

    There's also the persistent rumor about Washington wanting to trade out of 5 trying to improve their cap situation.
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    Jumpman313G First Round Draft Pick

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    I think it's really down to 2....Terrence Williams or Earl Clark (for now)
    They both fill needs, and they could easily start for us next season (unlike Daye & Mullens)
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    If JD wants a semi-starter his first year, then Williams will do. He's another Bowen. It would take him a good solid six months to learn the super-star's moves (analytics provided by?)...then it would be semi-lock down time. I would hesitate to comprehend how Curry would motivate him, but then again, he could prove his point that defensive intensity still has a place in show-time NBA. If you can start him out right, then you would have a righteous weapon.
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    The Pistons have already worked out A LOT of players. They just worked out a bunch of pick 15 candidates this past week, I believe. This is hopefully going to be an active draft day for the Pistons.
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    buffaloBRAVE First Round Draft Pick

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    Pistons should just take Mullins. They need a big man and here is their chance to get one.

    No comparison between Mullins and Darko except that neither one is African American. GM's can actually watch game footage of Mullins where there was none with Darko.

    Darko was pure Hype with nothing to back it up - nothing!

    Mullins actually has some skill, he is an athletic big man with some post moves and can even face up. Darko had 0 post game and his face up game sucked too. Mullins D is where he loses points but so do 90% of all bball players. He'll grow into that.

    With Mullins at the very least you get a guy that can rebound and even get some transition points and put backs. Pistons can definately use that!
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    Isn't Mullens already 7'1? If he is still growing then I would absolutely take him!
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    BallDon'tLie All-Star 3x Fantasy Champion

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    No need for Mullens.

    We have plenty of young bigs already.

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    BTW; This picture would look pretty damn sweet on the cover of DIME Magazine.
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    pass99 All-Star Forum Donor

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    Me too.
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    Under normal circumstances this would fall under global cachet. These are not normal times.

    Considering the current center stiffs that have commanded higher levels of amusement utopias...this one might pan out. The league wants a semi-slavery methodology that says: life begins at mid-twenties. The price is right and the payoff is huge, even on one leg.

    We get Gordon and the Bulls are picking 16. Just gotta love it.

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    NBA TV currently doing a draft Preview/ analysis needs of all teams and providing perspective interviews and workout tapes for the higher draft prospects.

    Atlantic Division just finishing up with the Central division and the Pistons coming up at 6PM PDT/ 9PM EDT (now)
    Will be interesting to see who they project for the Pistons.
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