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Discussion in 'December 2007' started by Dlev59, Nov 30, 2007.
Grrrrrr Max hungry. Max eat ball.
Only 8 turnovers for us. 7 blocks to 2 in our favor. We out shot them by 11%. We out rebounded them on the offensive and defensive glass. And our highlights (Maxiell) were awesome. The only bad stat was Amir Johnson with 5 fouls in 10 minutes. Since he was enforcing the paint and usually fouling somebody else's man, no big deal.
I believe AJ is getting frustrated about playing time and is starting to get the "If I am only a garbage time player; I'll play like one" attitude.
It was really a 9 man rotation in this game. Flip Jr., Nazr, and Amir only got minutes once it reached garbage time.
Nice picture, Warthog. What section were you sitting in?
I was reading a NJ Nets board and came accross this gem... That is hilarious. It's easy to take what Maxiell did for granted, since we see him every game. But if you are an opposing fan who doesn't really hear about him much, it would be extremely frustrating to watch him do that to your team.
DD, this is a real concern that you bring up. AJ could be headed for Darko-like status with the fans cheering to see him in garbage time. This is a road the Pistons should avoid. It demoralized Darko (although I still think he should have had a better attitude) and I wouldn't want to see the same happen to Amir. 'Course, Darko was drafted No. 2 overall.
^ Somebody mentioned his body language so i watched closely and yep IMO he looks like he doesnt care anymore.
Amir may have been getting frustrated by his 5 fouls in 10 minutes. It would have been embarrasing to foul out of a game playing in only 4th quarter garbage time minutes. Amir was certainly not given any benefit of the doubt on a couple of those foul calls.
Anyone notice how the improvement has coincided with all five of our starters being healthy and starting as a unit. I thought an interesting comment about Maxey was that because of his aggressiveness he does a lot better coming off of the bench because: 1. Officials tend to call games tighter at the beginning and therefore Maxey tends to get into foul trouble when he starts as opposed to when he comes in off of the bench. 2. His aggressiveness coming off of the bench tends to up the energy level of the starters still on the court when he comes in.
Nice dental work.
I can buy that. By the way, Dyess has been awesome. As a general rule, I could care less who starts and who comes off the bench. Minutes played are more interesting. As long as Maxiell gets his minutes, coming off the bench is fine with me.
I'll go along with that!! By the way, Dyess has a chance to be this year's Miki Moore Dyess' FG percentage so far is 60.4%. Got to love those jump shooters, who can shoot. Of course I wouldn't mind a few dunks from our bigs like the "Dunkin Dwight". 82 for the season before last night. Second is the league was someone, I can't recall who, with 34!!. Maybe Maxey can claim the 2nd spot this year in dunks. Detroit Pistons - Statistics - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
According to the Sam Smith article linked in another thread, second place for dunks so far this season is your boy Andrew Bynum.
Thanks for reminding me. I forgot about that. They did mention that last night on the game. I wish he was playing for us rather than Nazmo.
That'be a good and fair trade - Nazr and Flip for Bynum.
Young, athletic bigs do not grow on trees. Yet, ironically, they wither on the pine.
Could be. In order for him to get the benefit of the doubt though, he'd actually have to start playing during the actual game. Unfortuanately, i don't see that happening anytime soon.
I didn't see this game, but when I have seen Amir, he doesn't seem to have a lot of court sense away from the ball. I think he's still pretty raw.
So you think that Dunkin Dwight will wither on the pine. Interesting.
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