It's about time Maxiell got his shot

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  1. FreshPrince22

    FreshPrince22 Bench Warmer

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    Dice has been awful, Darko has been timid (in limited minutes), and we desperately need some ENERGY off the bench. Max seems like the perfect guy for this job. He clearly has that mid-range stroke going. He's not afraid to knock someone on their ass, and he's willing to mix it up inside (as opposed to EVERY other big man on this team).

    Sure, he's raw, and he'll make some mistakes at first, but this bench needs a shot in the ass. Maybe Max is it? Sure, Max doesn't pass much, but we don't need him to be a passer off the bench. We need him to put points on the board. He has put up 15 points in 20 minutes of action this season (albeit garbage time). What do you guys think?
  2. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    We'll see what Flip does. Our bench has talent, but no cohesiveness, leadership or hustle. Dare I say, we miss Lindsey Hunter?
  3. FreshPrince22

    FreshPrince22 Bench Warmer

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    Most definately we miss him. All of these quick, one-on-one guards are KILLING us. And Dallas has a TON of them. Daniels, Howard, Terry, Harris, etc. They killed us off the dribble tonight. What is most telling is the fact that Dallas only had 15 assists on 118 points. That SCREAMS one-on-one play.
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    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    We are missing some physicality and fleet footed defense.

    J-Max could definitely bang some people around. The only tough guy tonight was Sheed. Too bad that Nowitski doesn't get frustrated by physical play. He's got no problem banging bunnies all night...
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    Mad Hatter First Round Draft Pick

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    Not yet

    I want to see J-Max play as much as anybody. But I'd wait till we hit our first 3 game losing streak. Our guys have been playin on adrenalin early. It's bound to wear off sooner or later. Let's see how Flip handles a lil adversity.
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    I say put him now.

    Hmmm. I think I'll run for president of the JMHOF club. Do I hafta be a genius to serve? :tinfoil3:


    Move over Darko-ites :bump2:
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    linwood All-Star

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    I would like to second your nomination. If president is already taken, I would like to nominate myself as Vice Admiral of the JMHOF club.
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    I think the mandatory attire for all club members (excluding the president and vice admiral, of course) should be the pink baseball caps JM was sporting earlier this year.
  9. mercury

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    I'll collect the membership dues... two Jmax Bobble heads.

    Maybe we can talk Micro into making some "free the Brahma" crash helmets (with horns).
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    Put the guy in early. He looks like he's got Piston DNA. He might be able to infuse the rest of the bench with some FIRE!
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    bball jay Bench Warmer Forum Donor

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    i agree. put the guy in the game during the second period find out if he's on fire or not. tell him not to worry about passing just put up the points. he can handle that assignment with ease.
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    Sounds ok to me

    As long as I can still be the general
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    LOL. Ok Lee, you can be the General. But you still have to wear the pink cap and yours gets a propeller on top.
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    LOL! You guys kill me. This has made me laugh a few times, and forced my wife to roll her eyes when I explain "whats so funny"

    Mercury, the crash helmet with the bull horns is awesome. I might have to make one for myself to wear when they put JMax in the games.

    Go Pistons!
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    LMAO! :laugh:
  16. FreshPrince22

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    Another productive night tonight in very limited minutes.

    7 Minutes, 6 points (3 of 4 FG), 3 boards, 1 assist
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    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    Dare I say, JMax is coming along faster than the Serbian Swat Machine?
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    he is definitely coming along faster than darko offensively. jmax right now seems like he could be an unstoppable force in the paint. defense i haven't seen it yet just seen a lot of fouls. black hole also seems kinda selfish but i like that about him.
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    Well he is about 2 years older and has quite a bit more experience playing in games the last few years.
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    Fair enough. It's just very nice to see another late first round (and generally unheralded) pick by JD come in and make an impact.

    It's all about attitude. Darko doesn't back down. JMax runs guys over.

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