Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by mikhail1973, Aug 10, 2007.
Please note, Amir is not on the list
Calderon is a fantastic point guard. Think Arroyo with less dribbling and more penetration. He's also got that passion and focus during games that sets him apart.
I really like the Raptors' core, but Bosh and Calderon are the two guys whose box scores I monitor.
I agree. I love Calderon! He's an energy guy with skills and a great attitude. He really can do it all. He would be PERFECT for our bench.
The problem is of course that Toronto loves him as well. Apparently they had a lot of interest in him from other teams this off season.
B.J. Armstrong? I thought we were talking about future stars. And someone who comes "out of nowhere" in the playoffs like that is someone who hasn't been contributing all year. A flash in the pan in my book.
Al Jefferson. Interesting. Maybe McHale is getting his scouting reports from CNNSI.
I don't think anyone in the Boston area reads any sports pages except for the Boston Globe and ESPN and definitely not CNN anything. LOL
Maybe that explains why Ainge traded a player on the verge of stardom for one entering the twilight of his career as a star.
Calderon, Bargnani, and Barbosa will be the real deal next season.
David Lee is a sleeper.
And I think Darko may finally have his day next year.
The real Darkhorse, of course is Mr. Amir Johnson. If he can translate a fraction of his numbers from the NBDL to the NBA, watch out.
If Darko reaches stardom, than the "Most Improved Player" award is his cause he was the "most talked about failure" the last few years.
Excellent point. The league would love for him to earn that award. And it's there for the taking.
If Darko doesn't win the most improved, I will burn my DHOF card. Everything is finally in place for him. He will be in the same position to succeed that Okur was in when he went to Utah. It's all up to the big Serb now, no excuses.
We're gonna hold you to this, 16.
Seriously, if Darko doesn't start showing huge gains by the All-Star break, I'll bury my DHOF badge next to my DHHOF badge (Drew Henson HOF).
I'll believe it when I see it. ;)
With the poor year Darko had last year he has nowhere to go but up. He should improve.
Improve he should, but by how much? There has to be a jump in his output at some point. Otherwise, he may never live up to the original expectations.
Shame about what has happened to Drew Henson. He was invited to the Minnesota Vikings camp last week basically as an extra QB to throw balls during practice. In their first pre-season game, the Vikings played their recent low draft pick from a place called "Costal Carolina". This candidate played his college games in front of 1,700 fans. Drew Henson did not play at all in the preseason game.
I still think Deng has the ability to take it up a notch.
16....zat you? You still sleeping with that badge? So what are you calling "huge gains?" Would averaging 10/5 be considered huge? Or 15/10?
Considering DMC won't be the primary scorer or rebounder, his role should be similar to Sheed's when we won the title, so huge gains would be at a minimum matching Sheed's #'s, 14/7, plus showing some strong Defense, and blocking a lot of shots.
Also, if Stuckey can score, Flip will play him. Don't expect rookie of the year, but he could make some noise.
DMC's, points and rebounds must add up to 23+ per game. Anything less is a disappointment.
To me Darko would show a huge improvement if a lot of his missed shots (that weren't really passes off the glass) almost went in. That's all I'm looking for.
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