Detroit Pistons War Room

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  1. Slippy

    Slippy All-Star Administrator Forum Donor

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    With Dumars vowing to change the culture of the team, we have the opportunity for trade speculation like we haven't had in years. The War Room thread was created to gather information to make better (theoretical) decisions regarding player movement. Looking at the big picture, we have MLE's, Draft choices (more in 2009), & trade opportunities.

    Free Agents 2008

    RealGM: 2008 Free Agents

    Free Agents 2009

    RealGM: 2009 Free Agents


    Draft 2008

    NBADraft.net | Home
    DraftExpress - NBA Draft, NCAA/International Basketball Website.

    Picks 29 & 59



    Team Roster and Salary

    http://www.pistonsforum.com/view-pistonssalaries.html

    Some of this needs to be updated and others fleshed out so if you have new info like a player opting out or getting an offer or more detail like our picks situation in 2009, feel free to jump in. I can edit this post to get it up to date.
     
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    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Slippy All-Star Administrator Forum Donor

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    DraftExpress: NBA Team Needs: Central Division

     
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    These are the 29 guys the Pistons will have worked out by draft day:

    Point guards: Lester Hudson, 23, 6-3, 190, Tennessee-Martin; Sean Singletary, 22, 6-0, 180, Virginia; Brian Roberts, 22, 6-2, 175, Dayton.

    Shooting guards: Shan Foster, 21, 6-6, 205, Vanderbilt; Joe Crawford, 21, 6-4, 210, Kentucky; Marcus Stout, 22, 6-4, 195, Fordham; Sonny Weems, 21, 6-6, 201, Arkansas; DeMarcus Nelson, 22, 6-4, 200, Duke; Courtney Lee, 22, 6-5, 200, Western Kentucky.

    Small forwards: Deron Washington, 22, 6-7, 205, Virginia Tech; Omri Casspi, 19, 6-8, 220, Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv; Davon Jefferson, 21, 6-8, 215, USC; Bill Walker, 20, 6-6, 225, Kansas State; Patrick Ewing Jr., 24, 6-9, 235, Georgetown; Pat Calathes, 22, 6-10, 210, St. Joseph; Malik Hairston, 21, 6-6, 200, Oregon; Gary Forbes, 23, 6-7, 220, Massachusetts.

    Power forwards: Richard Hendrix, 21, 6-8, 250, Alabama; D.J. White, 21, 6-9, 230, Indiana; Joey Dorsey, 24, 6-9, 260, Memphis; Ryan Anderson, 20, 6-10, 240, California; J.J. Hickson, 19, 6-9, 242, N.C. State; Kentrell Gransberry, 22, 6-9, 270, South Florida; James Gist, 21, 6-8, 223, Maryland; Darnell Jackson, 22, 6-8, 250, Kansas.

    Centers: Jason Thompson, 21, 6-11, 250, Rider; Sasha Kaun, 23, 6-11, 245, Kansas; Alexis Ajinca, 20, 7-1, 225, France, Devon Hardin, 21, 6-11, 250, California.

    Pistons busy looking at potential draft picks
     
  5. ocellatus

    ocellatus First Round Draft Pick

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    I kind of like these guys not in any order.

    Pat Calathes
    Gary Forbes
    Ryan Anderson
    Jason Thompson
    Devon Hardin
     
  6. bricalz

    bricalz First Round Draft Pick

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    I've been looking at the mock drafts and I realized:

    1. There's no way we can get Rose or Beasley

    2. Trades are gonna shake up the draft by the time #29 comes around, and that's assuming we stay at #29 and #59.

    3. Looking at the mocks, I realized we have a chance of landing:
    - Marreese Speights
    - Chris Douglas-Roberts
    - Jason Thompson
    - Bill Walker
    - Nicholas Batum
    - JJ Hickson

    All of which were probably slated to go higher. We were looking at Walker and DJ White and other people but I'm sure Joe won't hesitate to draft someone with superior talent, even if they didn't get a chance to work him out (Ex. Afflalo).

    Excited. Here's hoping for a good draft!

    Go PISTONS!!!!
     
  7. CloudWalker

    CloudWalker Bench Warmer

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    Miami doesn't want the #2 and they are trying to get Boston-like better so they can make playoff waves next year.

    I say we send them some guys for the pick.

    And then we take that guy from ghgkfgasjkfewqiuikistan
     
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    basketbills All-Star Forum Donor

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    Any of these guys ready to step into the lineup?
     
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    armygirl Bench Warmer Forum Donor

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    I agree with you Cloud.

    For some reason, Portland is stockpiling a bunch of picks.

    It's very interesting how the Bobcats obtained another pick especially after LB really don't put a lot of stock into rookies.

    Seattle is a team that also havve a lot of picks I think 2 or 3 are in the first round.

    For Seattle and Portland to have that many picks with already having a load of rookies, first and second year players, they need a few veterans to even out that core.
     
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    Do you think Joe had a hard time sleeping last night? This is kind of like HIS first round play off game of 2008-09. This is where he makes an impact on the team.

    Do you think HE was giddy or do you think HE has the been there / done that attitude the day before the draft?
     
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    Don't you mean Ghgkfgasjkfewquikistan? The Ghgkfgasjkfewquikistanis are very sensitive about the lack of the use of capitalization in the name of their country. They already feel a great lack of respect from other nations.

    I'm pretty sure something very similar to this got us off to a bad start with Darko...it was all downhill from there.
     
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    I think if he has a deal brewing he was excited/anxious.

    If not, I doubt he was very geeked about a #29 and watching his rivals get all the good prospects.
     

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