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Pistons' All-Time Starting Five

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Pwn Toney, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Nemo

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    This has become a Lee appreciation thread...
     
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    Doesn't look like anyone was born before 1980.

    There were a number of great Pistons from our past: George Yardley, Dave Debusschere, Lanier, Bing,
    Grant Hill, and a few more I don't remember from before 1980.

    I'll go with:

    PG - Zeke
    SG - Bing
    SF - Debusschere
    PF - someone other than Rodman, someone from the pre-1980's
    C - Lanier
     
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    Pretty sure grant hill came after 1980...
     
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    Dude had a heart attack on a Manhattan ST. he was only 62. He pitched 7 major league games for the WSox before concentrating on Basketball.
     
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    Debusschere only played for the Pistons for a little over 5 seasons...not enough to be considered among the best.

    This page lists the top 10 Pistons in 43 different categories. Debusschere only appears twice (7th in total rebounds and 5th in rebounds per game). He made 8 All-Star games, but only 3 with Detroit.

    Detroit Pistons Career Leaders | Basketball-Reference.com

    He was definitely a great player, but if you're ranking all-time Piston greats, he is in the top 50 discussion, not the top 5.
     
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    Rasheed Wallace.
     
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    You are not a good person.
     
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    Rasheed!

    $: Ranscoe
     
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    A coaches dream team... unless that coach is clueless.
     
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    I disagree with the order of a lot of these but this would make for a good discussion starter:

    Detroit Pistons: Top 25 Players in Franchise History

    He has his top ten:

    10. Yardley
    9. Hamilton
    8. Prince
    7. Lanier
    6. Laimbeer
    5. Rodman
    4, Ben Wallace
    3. Billups
    2. Dumars
    1. Thomas
     
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    I hate lists like that. I want to include Mahorn but then I realize I have to bump other people down.

    I subscribe to the economic idea that all human decision making is ordinal. That can make for some difficult trade-offs.
     
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    Top ten in Pistons scoring. This isn't subjective. :)

    1. Isiah Thomas* 18822
    2. Joe Dumars* 16401
    3. Bob Lanier* 15488
    4. Dave Bing* 15235
    5. Bill Laimbeer 12665
    6. Richard Hamilton 11582
    7. Vinnie Johnson 10146
    8. Tayshaun Prince 10006
    9. Grant Hill 9393
    10. John Long 9023

    This list points out how bad that guy screwed up by not including Dave Bing. Dude scored over 15,000 points and is in the Hall of Fame.
     
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    What is meant by "decision making is ordinal?"
     
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    Subjective theory of value

    Basically, we set value between any two things relatively (we "order" them).
     
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