Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by blueadams, Dec 24, 2012.
Good point. This may be why he's considering Detroit.
Kyle Korver would be a coup. Pay him $5-7 million a year for 3 years. Put him on for 20 minutes a night and tell him to pull the trigger every time he gets the ball within 30 feet.
Drummond and Monroe will have all the room they can muster off the back of Korver running weakside/baseline screens
I disagree. He goes 1-3 out of the Defense/3's/Athleticism package.
He is a Western Conference player to me.
I can live with signing Iggy and Reddick. Reddick actually gives you a pretty good bang for your buck.
I think Denver offers him $10M too and they can offer a 5 year deal as opposed to our 4 year deal. We'd have to start at $12.5M over 4 years just to match Denvers $10M deal.
I agree. A 4-year deal worth $45-50 million would be necessary from the Pistons.
He played under Cheeks in Philly so perhaps that gives us an edge. Unless he hated the guy...
Ah yes, the 'ol I can't wait to reunite with the coach of my 20 win team by joining this other 20 win team.
This article suggests that could hook up again.
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Korver is a plus defender because of his size. But thats not even the point. He is so good at shooting 3's there is no way you don't want him off the bench dropping bombs for 12-18 minutes a night. If we got Iggy and still have Drummond. It is possible to cover for him.
Korver is a minus defender despite of his size. The difference between having a player that's very good from behind the arch and the player that's number 1 in the L from behind the arch isn't really worth alot of money. Certainly not $5M-$7M a year for someone to drop bombs for 12-18 minutes a night...
Korver is 32 years old on the downside of his career. He is a one-dimensional player that is very inconsistent in his scoring. How does he differ from BoT?
Wasn't Zach Lowe making the case that he's not that bad of a defender throughout the year? He has probably made himself to be willing and not horrible on D.
I just think he's a luxury and not a necessity for the Pistons. They need more.
Korver relies on plays. But he shoots 50% and 45% from respective corners. He doesn't need to do much except run around a bit so his age isn't a huge problem. There certaintly isn't a huge amount of information to suggest that he is a minus defender, particularly since he features of a bunch of the best defensive units for the Hawks.
He differs from BoT in many ways. For one, he can play defense, or is at least hideable. He is also a far better shooter, and can play the 2 & 3. Did I mention he is a better shooter? Oh, and he costs about 30% less, has a better work ethic, and is a better shooter.
Say you have $5m lying around after we grab Iggy + others. What is the risk in putting that into a partially guaranteed contract for Korver? You get a 45% 3pt shooter back, needed floor spacing, and he isn't completely horrific on defense.
I think to pry Iggy away from Denver or.......dare I say, San Antonio (They have about $17M in cap space available this summer) we're going to have to offer him 4 years and $55-$60M. The truth is, we're not a desirable situation or destination so to get him we're going to have to overpay, but I'd hate to lose a guy like Iggy over an extra $1.25M/yr. I think he's just what we need at SG/SF, to make the team better and bring the defensive intensity that this organization is historically known for.
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I love Rondo. I don't care that he doesn't have a jumpshot and sometimes gets out of control. Not many other guys will go on the floor with anything near the kind of intensity this guy has. He isn't a locker room cancer. I think he demands accountability for everyone and just a little bit more for himself. I like that. He can defend and make plays.
Right now, paying him 13-15m a year is absolutely fine, and I would happily do it. He is athletic, an incredible defender, has good passing instincts and reasonable offense. He will contribute right away. The problem with this contract is in the 4th year. When he is 33, has lost a little bit of spry and can't quite keep in front of the most explosive wings.
I also think you might be right about the size of the contract. He gave up the extra year because he knows he can earn close to what he is now for another 4 years (min) due to his work this year. I also think that Denver will float a competitive offer for him.
Monta Ellis is opting out. I would sign him for $10-11 million per if I can play him at the 1 and have him spearhead my fast paced offense before I'd sign Iggy.
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I wouldn't worry about year 4 if I could get 3 good ones. The 4 year limit removes a lot of the risk.
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