Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by markie8002000, Jul 1, 2010.
Felton's agent says he'll contact the Pistons | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
Don't play with my emotions...I can't handle the thought of getting an actual PG.
No worries. He will be placed in the #2 slot, where he is needed most.
Were you being sarcastic Low or sincere? Comparisons to Billups situation when he came to Detroit are hard to ignore, but the Bobcats have been unhappy with Felton's play for a while now and have been trying to unload him. His numbers last year weren't any better than Stuckey's. Over-dribbling, defense and shot selection have long been concerns with Felton. I think he's had ample opportunity to show improvement and that he can lead a team and I honestly don't think it's going to happen.
If we lose Bynum or even Rip, I am fine with signing Felton.... If we keep Rip I am OK with bringing both Stuckey and Gordon in as our second unit. It will probably mean that Terrico White rides the pine in a nice cheap suit for most of the season, but with Rip's tender bones, White will get some burn.
I guess that all GMs know dumars unending hunger for combo guards.
Felton is a solid, not great, point guard. I'm not sure that we'd be able to get him for the MLE. And I'm not sure he should be a first priority. Personally, no FA out there that we can sign with the MLE gets me all that excited. Trading one or more of our big contracts should be Dumars #1 priority.
I'm sure the Pistons could mold Felton into a shooting guard or combo guard. You can never have enough of either.
Raymond Felton NBA & ABA Statistics | Basketball-Reference.com Remarkably consistent 36 min stats. He's coming off his best shooting year ever with .385 from deep. Gets a lot of steals and passes well.
His stats were better than Stuckey's in almost every category....except FT % and total pts....(he didn't take as many shots due to him being more of a facilitator....he did do well on my fantasy team though.... Rodney Stuckey NBA & ABA Statistics | Basketball-Reference.com
He could help Detroit.. that's not a clue. He is not great, but yet he is a solid, and more important, a TRUE PG.
The most important factor is we finally found a player who wants to come to Detroit and we didn't have to throw him a carrot like Joe did to CV and BG agents to get them to call. Obviously he knows what our needs are, and LB probably told him he could find cheap housing.....
If this is all we do I will be pretty friggen disappointed. Maybe it's the tip of the ice berg of sweeping roster changes - Like most of thought would happen last summer. We will see.
Man alive! Those extra 0.8apg over our current starting SG (errr... PG). A regular Steven J Nash! IMO, if we're going to go after Felton, both Bynum and Rip have to be gone.
Everyone seems to be fixated on getting bigs (which we DO need) but this team also has a glaring need for a facilitator and a 3-point shooter. Can Felton hit treys?
I think he is a better 3P shooter than Will and Stuck, but I am not sure Felton is a very good 3P shooter. I would be pretty excited to get this guy, but I am not sure it will happen. I also don't see the point in re-signing Will B unless we're moving one of our guards, because a 4 guard rotation of Hamilton, Gordon, Stuckey and Felton is already going to be real short minutes, and with Tay, JJ, Daye and possibly Summers, we're loaded for bear at the 3, so we can't pretend we're going to play Rip up there 10 minutes a game.
If we were to get Felton, then I think there is no choice but to trade Rip (ok my preference of the three Rip, Gordon, or Stuckey) with us playing Felton and Stuckey starting and Gordon getting starting mins off the bench. White getting enough mins to get better... and we would need one solid 5th that would be ok sitting in a suit unless we have an injury. Bynum I just don't see working into our rotation unless you bite the bullet and make him the starter, and that would mean no felton and we still need to get rid of one of the 3 other guards.
Wouldn't Pistons be kind of smallish in the back court with Felton and BG?
I think the idea is a Felton/Stuck backcourt with Bengo getting heavy minutes off the bench. But it's something I don't get, if the agent was the one that contacted Joe, not the other way around, does that mean JD may not even want the guy?
I don't see the Pistons spending FA money on any backcourt player. The focus needs to be, and I'd think is, on getting bigs. If we do this intelligently, we'll have salary cap flexibility over the next couple of years - I think.
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