"Hungry Hungry Hippos" or "Lottery-Bound Tank Squadron"

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  1. Walter

    Walter All-Star Forum Donor

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    This is the perfect replacement for Daye:
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    Anything else is an upgrade.
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  2. MARK MADSEN!

    MARK MADSEN! First Round Draft Pick

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    After his college injury and basically not playing until recently its easy to tell that the game is slowing down for Middleton
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    Middleton is a good player. But he is a Singler, not a Durant.

    I like him and English on defense. They both play with their heads which is good.
  4. PistonsPoland

    PistonsPoland First Round Draft Pick

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    Ok, nice games from Wizards and Kings! We got now 6th worse record! I think 5th pick can be the worst we could get. We play 6 game home and 9 games on road. I project 4 more wins for us this season
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    This is exciting, guys!!!!
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  6. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    If you are going by Games Back, the Pistons are in a 4-way tie for 3rd place:

    1. Charlotte 14-50
    2. Orlando 18-47 3.5GB
    T3. Detroit 23-44 7.5 GB
    Phoenix 22-43 7.5 GB
    New Orleans 22-43 7.5 GB
    Washington 21-42 7.5 GB

    * There are 11 teams jammed between 3rd and 11th so it's anyone's game for the tanking...
  7. Laimbrane

    Laimbrane All-Star Forum Donor

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    3/21 update

    Well, Sacramento and Washington are picking exactly the wrong times to get hot, but that only helps the Pistons, who are tied for fourth.

    11. Philadelphia (26/41) (3-7 last 10 games)
    10. Toronto (26/42) (3-7)
    9. Washington (24/43) (6-4)
    8. Minnesota (23/42) (3-7)
    7. Sacramento (24/44) (5-5)
    4t. Detroit (23/46) (1-9)
    4t. Phoenix (23/46) (3-7)
    4t. New Orleans (23/46) (3-7)
    3. Cleveland (22/46) (2-8)
    2 .Orlando (18/51) (2-8)
    1. Charlotte (16/52) (3-7)

    Should be an interesting race down the stretch (excluding the games themselves, of course). Charlotte and Orlando are still pretty much in the driver's seat for the top two, with the next 7 teams all crammed within .025 of each other in terms of winning percentage.
  8. PistonsPoland

    PistonsPoland First Round Draft Pick

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    It looks like Cavs, Pistons, NOH and Suns will fight for a top 3 pick. Hornets got the worst schedule, so they could end up 3rd. I predicted 5th worst record at the end of the season like month ago, so 4th place would be great.
  9. max

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    Whats really sad is this year is shaping up to be the worst year of all and at time when the GM thought it was good enough to make the playoffs.

    And if I have to spend another summer reading about how Stuckey is about to turn the corner - I am finding another team to root for.
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  10. PistonsPoland

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    Pistons: 13 games. 8 on road ( 4 with teams below .500) 5 home ( 4 below .500)
    Suns: 13 games. 6 on road (2 below .500) 7 home (3 below .500)
    Cavs: 14 games. 7 on road (3 below .500) 7 home (3 below .500)
    Hornets: 13 games. 6 on road (4 below .500) 7 home (2 below .500)
    Hornets could get the no 3 spot. Really tough schedule with only 6 teams below .500. We got most of the games on road ( which is good), but also most with teams below .500.
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  11. Walter

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    I think playing home/road games is more important than playing teams below .500 when your own record is .333. I like our chances. We are .242 away from the Palace.

    I think that the only two teams that I'm confident that this team can beat in its current depleted state are Orlando and Charlotte, and we play Charlotte twice.

    @Heat: L
    @Bobcats: L (maybe a W)
    Minny: L
    Toronto: L (maybe a W)
    @Chicago: L
    @Toronto: L
    @Boston: W
    @Minny: L
    Chicago: L
    @Cleveland: L
    Charlotte: W
    Philly: L
    @Brooklyn: L

    I see us going 3-10 the rest of the way.
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    We are finally tanking with great execution! And the injuries make it legit.
  13. max

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    Ben Gordon always used to get hot once we were mathematically out of the playoffs - that used to cost us a couple of games.
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    I fully expect the Pistons to end the season on one of those moral victory, "ending your season on a high note", "getting these guys winning experience" runs that knock us out of contention for a high lottery pick again. But hey, Detroit has done relatively well with their picks of the last 3 years. Just would love the chance to grab a McLemore or Muhammed and have a legit wing prospect.
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    I am so going to write that up and submit to Bleacher Report.
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    Be careful what you wish for.

    Losing cultures are so hard to unroot. Everyones head falls, then they are just filling the stat sheet, waiting for FA. No one wants to join the team.

    If you think Calderon will sign for cheap on a team which wins just 30% of their games and has mercurial talents like JMax, Charlie Vanillabucket and OffensiveFoul, then you are way off.

    We keep going this way, Monroe bolts in FA.
  17. max

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    Not a matter of hoping. It just happens and there is nothing we can do about it. At least we wont have to worry about the losses for that one year when we have to give up our draft pick from the Gordon trade.

    You are probably right. Who would want to come here if they have better choices. I am sure Monroe wants to be on a team that at least has a shot at the playoffs. I fear we have not hit bottom yet.
  18. BallDon'tLie

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    Nah. this IS bottom man.
    The Pistons are a bad team. Top it off with injuries to some of our best players and yeah, this is what rock rottom feels like.
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    I hope so but this is what we face

    1) We know we are losing our 1st round pick sometime in the next 3 years or so
    2) Monroe turned down an extension choosing to play 1 more year, may not mean he is going to leave but it is what it is
    3) We still have Dumars in charge of this next cap space free agent spending this summer


    besides what key players are out besides Drummon?
  20. BillLaimbeer

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    I picture you talking like Scooby Doo when saying that. "Ruh roh, we hit rock rottom."

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