Maxiell’s Summer School Pays Dividends

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  1. roscoe36

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    PISTONS: Maxiell’s Summer School Pays Dividends
    Second-year Forward Looks For Increased Playing Time Following Summer Workouts

    Auburn Hills, MI – Pistons second-year forward Jason Maxiell spent the majority of his rookie year practicing and learning on the sidelines. With a frontline boasting all-stars Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace and former all-star Antonio McDyess, there were not many minutes available for the rookie from Cincinnati last year. However, with every summer comes changes and the 2006-07 season looks to be a big one for Maxiell.
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    Those 4.6 rebounds per game in the summer league really got me excited, let me tell you.

    Seriously, if he learns how to pass, hit free throws, and rebound he'll get a spot. Otherwise, he's splinter patrol.
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    Get your DVR ready because in the pre-season, you're going to see The Brahma unleashed!!! And then the pistons will get back to your regular scheduled programming.
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    I still get scared every time I see that summer league stuff. Unlock the gate flip!
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    Easily the best news of the summer.
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    20 lbs is going to make a big difference.
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    With the loss of 20 pounds, and at 6'7", does that not make JMax into a good, agile, still powerful SMALL forward? Then Carlos Delphino can concentrate on backing Rip.

    I just do not see still forcing JMax into the 4 against all those other 4s who will just keep the ball over their heads and well out of his reach.

    Coming in with a second unit of JMax, Dyce, Carlos, Flip, and Davis would seem to me to be the way to go. Davis would not be able to play as many minutes but Sheed or Nazir could come back in early.
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    I think SF is more about your shooting and ballhandling skills and overall mobility than your size (to a degree).
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    What everyone misses with JMax is that his wingspan (7'3.25") and standing reach (8'11") is outstanding. That is why he can play PF.

    Without Shoes: 6'5"
    With Shoes: 6'6" (and a quarter)
    Weight: 257.6
    Wingspan: 7'3" (and a quarter)
    Standing Reach: 8'11"

    If he can get down to under 240, he will be a nightmare for opponents.
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    If the Brahma only reaches the level Corliss had in his Detroit days, I'm absolutely happy! He has some similarities- he's too small for a PF and a too weak ballhandler/shooter for a SF- but he can cause some serious trouble for the 2nd unit SF's in the league who'll play against him.
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    I LOVED this dunk! I remember watching it live (on tv) and waking my daugther up with the yell I let out. My wife wasn't too impressed.

    I tried making her watch the replay to understand that it was an involuntary reaction to a monster dunk, but she wasn't impressed with that either.

    "But babe, look at this dunk! I couldn't help myself!"

    I don't remember her exact words, but they were something along the lines of:
    'You're an idot'

    Anyway, it was a great dunk.

    YouTube - Jason Maxiell dunk
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    My wife says that alot too.
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    Nice dunk...unfortunately is was ruined by Fred McLeod's commentary in his wish to be an over-zealously convincing broadcaster! :pound:

    Poor Beth...I should call her... :sssh:
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    Yeah I can see him playing very well this year. I think he can be better than Corliss because he's longer, and very strong. Corliss couldn't take it to the rim like that.
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    No, but Corliss had skill.

    Max will be lucky if he ever has one season as good as an average Corliss one.
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    Hobbs, I am just not feeling the love for JMax.

    I hope he will be able to soften your hard heart one day. :thumb:
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    Hahaha I guess my wife was right. I am an idot. I can't even spell the word. :frusty:

    P.S. Thanks for correting the spelling when quoting me Linwood. :laugh:
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    My wife says that alot, too.
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    No problem. Us idots gotta stick together!:)

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