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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by mikhail1973, Jul 1, 2010.
To be fair, he said starting point guard. Maybe you're right about Farmar. I choose to disagree.
So far nothing new on the FA front for the team. They seem to let Bynum explore the market, and hope not to have to bid against themselves: Pistons waiting before making an offer to Will Bynum | freep.com | Detroit Free Press
Well the market is being set, Blake (LAL): 4yrs/$16M, Duhon (Orl): 4yrs/$15M. I'm expecting Will is going to want and get 5yrs/$20-$25, with the 5th year being a team option or partially guaranteed.
With Duhon going to Orlando, Will might be a very attractive target for the Knicks. Perhaps including Will in a S&T deal that would send Lee to Minny, AlJeff to us and Bynum to Knicks with fillers to match the salaries would make this whole thing work out.
I only hope that Joe and his org are still reading this forum....we have provided the Pistons with so many S & T or three player deal options, you got to hope that they pursue one of them....
I was watching Illy and NJ play in the Orlando Summer League yesterday and noticed one Trent Plaisted starting at C for the 76'ers. How did the Pistons lose his rights? I really thought he had a chance to break Amir Johnson's streak of consecutive times on the summer league roster and his body reminded me of a smaller Hakeem Olajuwon.
I wonder if anyone with the Pistons noticed that he started playing for the Sixers? Maybe we should say something.
Some quotes on Plaisted:
While he's a shell of his former self quietly Jermaine Oneal has put together 4 solid NBA seasons, avg about 13 & 7, he's still a terrific post defender and has a consistent mid range shot, I think he's definitely worth the MLE, especially when you consider the options.
Yea, things are inflated as much as 2X in some cases. The smart GM may wait out this feeding frenzy because there will be a lot of teams trying to dump salaries when this is over. Not immediately, perhaps by mid-season when the fans are not storming the box office to see some of these over paid clowns.
I see him staying in Miami. Now with Bosh going to Miami, he's not going to want to play the 5, doing all of the dirty work. O'neal and Bosh played pretty together before...
Pistons avoid free-agent frenzy - The Macomb Daily Sports: Breaking news coverage for Macomb County, Michigan
Nice read, Walt.
Maaaaaaan WE could have wrote THAT! Matter of fact, WE HAVE! I swear we have a mole in this place.
Shhhhhhocking! I've been critical of Joe D, but I've really got to hand it to him. Any idiot GM like Danny Ainge can whiff on the 2003 draft class once, but to do it on draft night and then again when they're all free agents is really something special. If you were planning on "re-tooling on the fly and not rebuilding", wouldn't this year be a better time to try that when there are actual NBA players available instead of last year? Pistons avoid free-agent frenzy - The Macomb Daily Sports: Breaking news coverage for Macomb County, Michigan
What's sad is that if we win a dozen more games this coming season, we still fall short of .500 basketball. Joe must think he holding a good hand and is choosing to stand pat. Unfortunately, somebody else will collect all the chips.
How do you know what Joe is or isn't doing? Detroit is not the most favorable destination for the top free agents and besides we have no idea what Joe has tried, who he spoke with, what he offered, and what was offered to him. Maybe there was nothing out there to be had...
The notion that saving our money for this free agent period makes no sense. The contracts this free agency are way over priced, due to the fact so many teams are missing out and scrambling for players. Teams like the Nets, Clippers, and Cavs are going to be left paying guys way to much or missing out all together. Joe Johnson's contract was as stupid as they get. Max deals do not work for teams trying to stay under the cap. They cripple the teams.
Then at the very worst case senario. We should win at least 5-7 more games this coming season, just to show the fans that progress has been made, and the downward spiral has been stopped. This is what it's all about for me.
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