Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by max, Dec 3, 2011.
The irony here is the fact that I hit the "What's New" button to read this post.
If Kyle Singler didn't head off to Europe, this team would have made a nice run....
Since we resigned Prince, if Singler is a legit NBA player, we're lucky he's playing in Europe. I doubt he'd even dress this season for us, with the backlog at the SF position. By the time he's back in the U.S., hopefully Tay will have moved on.
You're right. Singler should be NBA-ready by the 2016-17 season.
Austin Daye will never be developed by us, will he?
Swap Knight with Bynum and it is the same issue we had last year all over again. The problem was that both Rip and Stuckey's startings spots were considered "untouchable". Gordon was misused/underutilized as a result because the midget backcourt of Gordon/Bynum was such a disaster.
As currently constructed, Stuckey must come off the bench for this team to have any hope of success. This is because Rip-the-primadonna will never come off the bench long term or without causing some sort of cancerous drama. If Frank doesn't have the balls (or smarts) to bring Stuckey off the bench and balance the back court a bit, get ready for a redux of last year, with Gordon averaging 18mpg 2.3 ppg on 1/10 shooting.
We only have an "artificial backlog" at the SF position. Prior to re-signing Tay and Jerebko we only had 1 SF in Daye, who has yet to show us any hope that he can actually achieve the potential we all see in him. Now that both Tay and Jerebko are back, we really have a starter in Tay and a backup in Daye as Jerebko will probably be used to help fill the pathetic void we have at PF. So, in essence we only have 2 SFs on the roster. There is the illusion of a backlog at SF because of the spillage from the SG position with Rip and Stuckey taking away SF minutes.
I HOPE that it is only Tay and Daye splitting the SF minutes this season, with Tay getting 25-30 minutes and Daye getting the rest (18-23 mpg).
Either play the youngn's or trade them, period. Tay will not play less than 32 mpg, BOOK IT!
I'm excited about the flexability L Frank has to play diffirent lineups with this roster.
You know it's not like this is a roster full of guys who can't play. But the truth about every player is that for every skill they possess they also having a glaring hole in their game that makes them a liability. Also, they SUCK as a unit as NONE of them seem to complement each other very well. Why is it that the ENTIRE world sees this except Joe Dumars?
I would be ok with that if the remaining 16 minutes at SF all go to Daye, with Rip and Stuckey playing ZERO minutes at the 3.
Daye needs 20+MPG to be effective. I like the idea of Daye and JJ starting as Combo Forwards **disclaimer** the lockout has made KGreg a little-------------->
Any interest in Speights? He may be available: http://www.detroitbadboys.com/2011/...ring-to-shop-marreese-speights-pistons-should
This would be a good trade.
Wilcox signs with Celtics.
Now, who has the Super Team?
Jake Voskuhl has been invited to Pistons training camp. I guess the search for a big guy is over.
lol- yea that should solve it.
Voskuhl, along with Walker Russell, Kareem Rush, and Brian Hamilton are the 4 training camp invites. Macklin and Knight both signed contracts.
Frank held a 3-hour practice to kick off the season. Tay watched.
A very nice summation. Tay will give some reasonable stability at the 3 spot until the Admin can figure out some core values that they need to emphasize. The 3, 4, and five spots are a nightmare. The gap seems to be from 10 feet in and 30 feet out. The 10 footers have no moves from the back of their heads, and the 30 footers have radar ranges that only drones would love.
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