Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Laimbrane, Mar 7, 2013.
Will bynum is helping us win.
yeah, also expiring contract motivates...no doubt.
for bynum - it's not so hard ti sign a reasonable contract with him - you know what you get from him , what not, there is no illusions. For instance, two well- known faces ( one of them was traded, but one represents unofically "face of the franchise´" right now were inked based on potential or upside and it still hurts.
Bynum has earned himself a two year contract. That guy has been straight ballin' since Christmas.
I'll take the wins. There's no difference between #5 and #7 this year. The difference between that and top three? Not much.
And it takes away the ability of JD to think he might be get perceptive.
4/15 update with full lottery standings (Happy Birthday to me!)
*14. LAL (44/37)
*14. Utah (42/38)
* If the Jazz beat Minnesota and Memphis and the Lakers lose to Houston, then Utah goes by virtue of tiebreaker
13. Dallas (40/40)
12. Philadelphia (33/47)
11. Portland (33/47)
10. Toronto (32/48)
9. Minnesota (30/50) (6-4) Utah, @ San Antonio
8. Washington (29/51) (6-4) @Brooklyn, @Chicago
7. Detroit (28/52) Philly, @Brooklyn
6. Sacramento (28/52) @OKC, LAC
5. New Orleans (27/54) @Dallas
4. Cleveland (24/56)
3. Phoenix (24/56)
2. Orlando (20/60)
1. Charlotte (19/61)
As I somewhat predicted, the Pistons have reeled off three straight wins, thanks largely to Drummond coming back and Maxiell getting hurt. Now they're going to draft somewhere between 5 and 9. A loss to Philly would really help their cause. For lottery purposes, in the event of a tie, balls are split evenly, unless there are an odd number of them, in which case a coin flip would determine the outcome. Detroit can't finish with a better record than Minnesota, so in actuality the worse the Pistons can really do is tie with Minny.
On the flip side, though, the best Detroit can manage is a tie for fifth, and that's if they lose to Philly and New Orleans beats Dallas. That would be kind of interesting, because I have no idea how the league resolves a three-way tie if none of the teams moves up (I didn't spend a ton of time looking for it).
I think the most likely outcome is that the Detroit beats Philly and loses to Brooklyn; Sacramento, Washington, and Minnesota all go 0-for-the-week, and Detroit finishes in a tie with the Bullets Wizards for 8th.
Way to jinx it!
I've felt like an ass ever since I said that. Of course I felt that way prior to posting this.
I'm married, so I don't get to have my little "I told you so" parties very often anymore.
The average guy gets one set of emoticons but we love you so much, you got 5.
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