Rumor NBA Rumor - Okafor to Pistons

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  1. TaS

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    I wore out their 1st 5 albums (The Stink EP obviously included).
    I've always dug that Minneapolis/Replacements/Husker Du scene.

    Tommy Stinson is a better bass player and can prolly hold his booze better than Emeka Okafor.
    ...there, I'm back on topic!
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    No thanks. Small sample size ruins that for me.

    But we know what he does. It's not like he is showing us anything above what we expect. He comes off the bench, loads up the points sheet and plays no defense. If he was a shoe in to contribute 19/6/2 off 20 bench minutes night in night out, then maybe. But we both know that this will never happen. He will just stink up the joint more often than not.
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    I feel like someone like Arnie Kander and maybe Mike Abdenour's brother the life coach could have kept G&R in the game for the long haul.

    Kiss that anxiety goodbye, Axl.
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    Important to remember last night, Charlie did a lot of his damage after the lead was there. Scola absolutely abused him early in the game. Every time down the court, Scola was calling for the ball, and probably scoring near a 75% rate.

    Charlie is a huge liability on defense and always will be because he has very little toughness about him. And that sort of DAWG toughness isn't something you can teach a guy halfway through his career.
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    When Charlie starts dancing and prancing like he started to last night (to be fair he stopped by games end) or coming out with a ton of sleeves and wristbands on that means he is on his way back out of the rotation.

    I don't think he can make himself take the game that seriously. He can't stop himself from having fun. (This is starting to sound like the plot from Footloose 2.) He was killing himself to try and get Austin Daye a basket last night.
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    But he makes really sweet gestures after he scores. He was doing the "putting the hot hand back in the holster" move and the Antoine Walker shimmy... AT THE SAME TIME. Really fires up the crowd and contributes in ways that don't show up in the stat sheet.

    Small sample size? 3,700+ minutes in a Pistons uniform on the court. He's nearing the 2,000 point mark with us.

    In the history of the Detroit Pistons franchise, Charlie ranks #10 in eFG% and #1 in Tov% (lowest). That's a pretty good combination on offense.

    He has over 1,000 minutes more on the court for us than Brandon Knight has played so far in his career.

    Detroit Pistons Career Leaders | Basketball-Reference.com

    While I have the all-time franchise record book open...

    Amir (rankings in franchise history):
    TS%- #3
    Off reb %- #4
    Tot reb %- #10
    Blck %- #2
    Blck/game- #8
    Offensive rating- #4
    WS/min- #10


    Will Bynum- #5 all-time in assist %. Ball hog? Nope. Port, Thomas, Billups, Hill, Thrill

    Greg Monroe already has his name all over the list as well.

    I notice that Tay is in the top 5 ever in terms of games played already.

    Billups and Ben are dominating several categories too.

    Single season records:
    Detroit Pistons Season Leaders | Basketball-Reference.com

    Ben Wallace was a machine.

    Stack has the single season scoring record in 2001, and not coincidentally, the usage record.


    One last record. It appears as though Joe is just about to become the longest serving GM in franchise history. McCloskey did 12.5 years and Dumars started in June of 2000.
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    If he could add in that little Axl move, I might change my mind about the guy.

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    On Appetite for Destruction, Izzy Stradlin had songwriting credits on 9 of the 12 songs, including Mr. Brownstone and Sweet Child O' Mine. He was there for the next two albums, and fired by the band after Use Your Illusion. The next album they released, The Spaghetti Incident, was all cover songs. I think Izzy may have been much more integral to the success of Guns and Roses than anyone really gives him credit for.

    Emeka Okafor had his best season as a professional basketball player with Corey Alexander and Malik Allen as teamates. Maybe one of these guys was the Izzy of the Bobcats.
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    I like this song as much as any of their old stuff.
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    Dude. No way.
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    I give it a B+.
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    You can't keep the exact same style 15 years later.

    2012 Okafor is Chinese Democracy and 2007 Okafor was UYI 2
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    True you can't keep the same style... But can you stay relevant on a way that plays to your strengths?

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    It debuted at #3 on the charts, went Platinum, and sold over a million copies in Europe.

    I understand that it isn't Appetite or Use, but I think it has some great moments on it if you give it a chance. You have to throw out all expectations and just enjoy it for what it is. I'd compare it to Weezer's Pinkerton in terms of deviating from the prior sound and being a grower.

    Axl clearly had some doubts since it took him a lifetime + $13M to finish the album off and get the courage to release it. It's amazing that it has any cohesion or coolness at all since it was done over such a long period and was probably micromanaged to death by a control freak.
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    Linwoods comment or Shacker's Revenge?
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    Both.
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    Surely the first time this has ever been a concern on the forum. So, how about that new Dead Can Dance album?
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    I feel stongly that all music should be evaluated based on the opinion of Sebastian Bach.
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    Better than Simon Cowel.

    I had a buddy that used to be obsessively into Dead Can Dance. He was a really good musician. He forced me to watch some of the live DVDs and they weren't bad.

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