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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by himat, Jun 25, 2010.
Pistons get an A- 2010 NBA Draft Grades -- NBA FanHouse
They gave us a D last year: Eastern Conference Draft Grades -- NBA FanHouse
Would have to agree with that when the draft occurred. Daye looked like another Tayshaun and we didn't know Jerebko and Summers would be solid second rounders. I'll give that draft a B- as of right now. This year we got an A- and who knows maybe Monroe is the next Darko and we should actually get a lower grade (hopefully not). Those grades don't mean jack b/c none of those guys have laced them up on the NBA hardwood floor yet.
Still envious of the Kings draft.
Right now it looks like they did the best. Cousins and Whiteside playing with Tyreke! And they also have Jason Thompson! They also have Casspi, Landry, Beno, Hawes, Udoka, and Nocioni as role players. If they can get some good shooters they will be legit.
Me too. At one point I was kinda hoping we could land Whiteside in the first round alone. They got Cousins AND Whiteside. Gotdayum!
I'd settle for a small dose of IQ.
Traded to the Sixers for Dalembert. Anyway, it's an intriguing, young team. I might catch some of their games this season.
Joe "D" may have not called glass, but he definitely banked in a "3" at the 2010 NBA Draft. A resplendent effort indeed, and nothing short of a humble beginning to future endeavors including, but not limited to, the one "Free Agency Period" which shall commence on July 1st.
HaHa good one!Draft Grade - B+, and I'm talking about last years draft. How and the world do you get grade guys who haven't even played?
Hey, KG, you wanna know how? Check this out: ESPN.com - 2003 NBA Draft: Draft grades
SI.com - 2003 NBA Draft - Marty Burns grades the NBA Draft - Friday June 27, 2003 03:25 PM [/FONT]
There will be a changing of playas in the western conference post season the next couple of years as the Spurs slip out and the Kings and Clippers move in.....
Yep and don't forget about OKC. I think they are the Lakers biggest threat in the West as of right now.
Oh yeah...well you can never have too many seven footers. Either way they look like a playoff team next year.
Don't be so sure....still don't have good guard play, Evans is a scorer, not a facilitator and they still don't have that really good consistency that comes with experience. Maybe not this season, but defnitely next season. The thing that sets OKC apart is their buy in to defense, extremely rare for that young of a team, don't know if Sac has that yet.
but for my eyes sactown after webber era has become more and more sacramento clippers - once your contract has expired - runnnn!
It looks like the Pistons did well, IMO, but that has nothing to do with the draft grades from these jokers. If you look closely, these graders gave almost everyone a "B+" or higher unless they didn't have a pick for one reason or another. The 2003 grades are pretty funny (sad), but it once again reminds us that most people thought what Joe D.thought. (I, however, wasn't one of them. I wanted Mello all along).
The more I read about White, the more excited I'm getting about this draft. If Monroe is a guy who won't back down, given his Walton-esque passing skills, the Pistons really have some great pieces to build around. Stuckey, Daye, JJ, Gordon, Monroe, Bynum and I think Summers. But White really opens up some intriguing possibilities. I'm imagining him being in the same back court as Stuckey - two super athletic (White is super fast and has a 40" vertical. He's a bigger version and just as athletic as Rose). That would be a potentially fantastic pair of defenders in the backcourt. One of my issues with Bynum is that he has trouble defending anyone with size. White supposedly is working hard to convince people that he's a PG - he came to workouts with other PG's. Stuckey has been quoted last season as "I'll play PG if they need me to" which makes me think his heart is as a SG with great handle. Gordon off the bench with those two guys as starters makes a lot more sense than Gordon in a 3 guard rotation with Stuckey and Bynum. White is a key guy to watch over the next couple of seasons. Unless we don't resign Bynum - which is a real possibility now - White will be our 5th or 6th guard this season, with Daye in the mix for SG minutes. In fact, if Daye is the SG I've been saying he is in posts in the last few months, Gordon will become a prime guy to consider trading in a couple seasons.
His heart may be there, but he doesn't have great handles. He shields the ball as he power drives in a straight line. He won't break anyone's ankles, split defenders etc. Guys with great handles are guys like AI, Zeke, Jordan, Kobe, Steve Nash. Those are guys with great handles, almost all of whom are lights out shooters as well.
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