New Sheriff in Town...Rodney Stuckey

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  1. armygirl

    armygirl Bench Warmer Forum Donor

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    Last year is a copy of my post when Billups was a FA.
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    Re: Life after Billups?
    If CB doesn't get a max deal I believe he will ask for a sign and trade probably to go back home to Denver.

    Our P.G. of the future will be a young, create your own shot, defensive minded coming out of this year's draft. Bet on it.

    This youngster will be a starter guaranteed.
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    I truly believe that Stuckey needs to start, Billups becomes expendable, trade him now while he still have value .

    LB down in Charlotte can finish honing his PG skills along with Rasheed, they may in fact turn that franchise around.

    It will be beneficial for both clubs, #1 LB will received 2 players that helped to win him his first ring, plus the Carolina connection, plus the respect factor that both of these players can bring to the org. (Well Billups anyway)

    The Pistons get a chance to see Stucky blossom into an outstanding pg that can penetrate, pass and play good defense.

    A compliment to Hamilton creating a super fast back court and we get away from that slowed down style bringing the ball up the court. Billups is slow.

    The team would become more athletic especially if AJ, AA and Max get significant minutes.

    We can ask for Okafur and Matt Carroll.

    Just think if we could pick up Brand as a FA, a frontcourt of Brand and Okafur would be awesome.
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    Why would CB want to go back to Denver? His family is settled down in the Detroit area..
  3. armygirl

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    I didn't say Denver, I said Charlotee as in Bobcats.
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    Why would CB want to move to Charlotte? His family is settled down in the Detroit area.
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    I don't think he would have any say in where he gets traded. Doesn't matter if he's settled or not. He can get traded anywhere whether he likes it or not.
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    Why would Pistons want to trade one of the better point guards in the NBA? If Stuck gets around 25-30 minutes per game - it will be plentiful for him to continue developing. The back court is not Pistons problem.
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    So very true. I think they need to get a big who will stay his behind down low. What good is an athletic 7 footer if he's jackin threes all day. Granted Sheed CAN hit those shots and when he's on, HE'S ON but when he's off, he's the very definition of broke! Sheed, why can't you stay down low and use that UNSTOPPABLE turn-around? Why can't you be that consistant beast we all know you can? Keep the 3 ball but mix in a lot more stuff in the paint!
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    If Curry decides to go in another direction with team style, you konow, up tempo, fast breaking which will require an athletc pg, ala stucky, rip, AA.

    I never considered Billups in the top 5.
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    I am not ready to hand over the starting PG to Stuckey yet. I know CB can't run the fast break to perfection, tends to over dribble, and will take big shots and BS shots, but he is still the leader and possibly the new coach can reel him in.

    Stuckey will get more tuning this summer in Vegas to improve his game and should get 20 minutes min every game as the back up and occasional starter.
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    We wanted a good backup PG and now we have one.
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    I can't see talent like CB's leaving. JD knows that would be a mistake.
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    I also like Chauncey as the face of this franchise, he's a great guy. And I like how he wears Tigers hats. He should retire a Piston.

    That said, his minutes should be reduced even more next year. Stuckey is the future, period.
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    That is a great point about the Tigers hats.

    Remember Lebron wearing that NY hat? He was born and raised in Ohio and playing for an Ohio team and he's loyal to the Yanks?
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    Yep Stuck can definitely handle all of CB's light work. CB 28-20 Stuck
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    Interesting comparison of physical data between Stuckey and D Wade.

    DraftExpress: Pre Draft Measurements

    Stuckey and Wade are the same height without shoes.

    According to the measurements (for what they're worth), Wade has longer arms and is a bit quicker, but Stuckey is stronger on the bench press and has an equal max vertical jump.

    The physical differences aren't as significant as I would have guessed.
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    They do look very similar physically. Also, they have similar jump shooting form and finish with contact in a similar way.

    Hopefully we have a less injury prone version of Wade.
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    Hopefully a better defender as well.
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    Getting through the preseason without any broken bones would be a good start.
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    :sssh: Yup, I agree. The most expendable right now are Sheed and Chauncey.

    I don't like how Rip has become this one-on-one guy, and I prefer him running around screens but he is our best scorer and automatic with that jumper. Tay is silently valuable. He just doesn't want to be a focal point of the offense. Dyess is still serviceable since he's hungry and can be shuttled off the bench.

    Get Brand JOE!!!

    Stuckey, Rip, Tay, Brand, Dice and whoever we get for Sheed or CBill
    (Think we can get Camby from Denver?)
    Afflalo, Amir, JMax, Draft Pick.

    Oh, I'm almost happy now after being depressed by losing to Boston.

    FLIP's GONE!
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    Plus Stuckey Looks like Fifty cent...meaning hes a tougher guy that D-wade:gun1:

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