Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by markie8002000, Jun 17, 2009.
Report: Detroit Pistons promised $11 million to Ben Gordon - Full-Court Press
Gordon's Sprocket Points justified salary for last year was $8.3mm, which would have made him the 68th most highly paid player in the league. He's got a ways to go to merit $11mm. The interesting thing is that Salmons ranked just above Gordon in Sprocket Points despite playing three fewer games (though 20 more minutes overall). And he is signed for reasonable dollars for two more seasons, and can also play the three, and defends.
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Looks like Hamilton might be moving. Why not move him to Denver for Birdman and Anthony Carter ? Denver would not even hesitate to pull the trigger if it means uniting Billups with Hamilton for one more Championship run. Denver line up could be Billups, Hamilton, Camelo, Nene, and Martin.
You're right, he was worthless during the season so why not dump him.
You don't think we could get a whole lot moe for Rip?? Birdman and Carter? I'd pass on that deal all day long.
No JR Smith?
Although he is not a three-point threat Hamilton is a talented 6'7 2-guard. We have Stuckey and Hamilton. Why would we be messing with the SG position? If it was our problem an undersized shooting guard is not the fix. If we play Stuckey and Gordon together Stuckey would have to guard 2 guards. I like the scoring that Bynum and Gordon would bring together but that would leave us with short and shorter on the defensive end. That would not be a bad idea if we had a serious shot-blocker waiting in the lane. Gordon is worth $8 mil. $9 mil is over-paying in my opinion. Pistons promise Gordon $11 Mil? First, if your one of few teams with deep pockets this summer nobody would risk negotiating with free agents before July 1st. Second, giving $11 Mil for Gordon would reduce our chances of landing a Milsap, Turkoglu or Boozer for that matter. If anything, this is a smoke screen for something else!
Ben Gordon? ...no thanx. Wait a year and get Joe Johnson.
Whatever happened to the Hamilton who could shoot threes? He shot 46% and 44% in 05-06 and 07-08, but 30%, 34% and 37% around those years. That 46% would put him at the top of the league this past season.
SG is the only position on the team where we have a recent all-star currently under contract. So, why all the effort to replace him with another borderline all-star? Our positions of need: PG- we have a streaky youngster with no jump shot. SF- we have a glue guy. PF- we have no returning starter here except for Amir, who everyone thinks sucks (including the sucky coach). C- cricket sounds...
Now that's what I'm talking about, Joe Johnson is a REAL player to be sought after!!! I respect gordon's game and clutch shooting but he still only has pg size and frankly just doesn't seem worth it in my humble opinion. Give me a legit STUD sg or a legit big man with that type of money... Just sounds like repeating the A.I. mistake/debacle all over again just with a better jumpshot and a little higher hoops I.Q.
Skeets covered this too: Suicide lines: Love tweets McHale out, Ben Gordon, Shaq ... - Ball Don't Li... - NBA - Yahoo! Sports And, this comment sums up my feelings on this trade:
Who would you rather have shooting a three? Rashard Lewis career average of 39% or Hamilton? By the way Hamilton has a 35% career average. I like Hamilton he is our most talented player. Were missing other pieces.
Is it a trick question?
Rip was one of the few guys that did legitimately spread the court for us last year... Rodney & A.I. combo with no outside shooting skills just let most teams play a tight compact zone against us daring them to shoot. Richard was cash money on 3's last season from those baseline corners to my recollection! Actually probably the only guy who shot a better 3pt percentage than rip last season was Aaron Afflalo.
I expected this move especially after that Boston-Chicago series. Gordon is a pure scorer. There are very few of those in the NBA and the NBA is all about offense after the Stern rules. Gordon is young--very important in this league. If Gordon comes, obviously, a trade with Rip is at hand. I expect a major overhaul of the roster in any case.
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