Pistons sign Kwame Brown to Two Year Deal

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  1. mikhail1973

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    Well, one way or another we'll find out once the season starts.
     
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    Seems like what ppl speculated was the main reason for KB . . .

    Brown is low-risk move for Dumars

     
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    Let's take a closer look at Kwame Brown. He pretty much fits the profile of free agents the Pistons have brought in the last few years. He does one thing, bodying up on D, not horribly. He can't move his feet, he can only play one position (not that well) and he's likely to kill off a few forum members with his dropped passes and missed dunks.

    Not surprisingly, the media, like Tony the Tiger, is quick to point out that this is a Greeeeaaaat "low risk" signing by Joe. They are probably happy because they only have to go back to last year’s article about the great low risk signing of Jarvis Hayes and replace his name with Brown's.
     
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    Ernie, I agree. These "low risk" moves haven't produced any results yet. One would think it is time for a "medium risk" move at least.
     
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    The fact that he was a #1 pick may be part of the thought process. This kid couldn't live up to the hype and crumbled under the pressure, criticism, taunts, KBsucks.com websites and such. He's surely nowhere close to a #1 pick talent-wise, but maybe he is better than his reputation and can "blossom" in a good environment. $4M sounds like a lot, but it's not much more that we are paying Amir, who as everyone knows is just an overrated foul machine.
     
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    Remember all the hype about Nazir Mohamed? How much better he would make the Pistons and all.
     
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    He did... when he left.
     
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    I don't remember any Nazr hype . . . Everyone called it for what it was; a panic signing.
     
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    The offense really took off with him out there in place of Ben.

    I swear, Nazr did more to help DET win playing for SA in G6 that I just watched then he ever did playing for the Pistons.
     
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    I don't think there was much hype (or hope) when Nazr was signed...and Kwame is a poor man's Nazr.
     
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    To recap, DET brought in a guy who might be the worst # 1 pick ever that no one else wanted, a guy who looks like Fabio who they're seemingly afraid to announce that they've signed and drafted a guy who struggles to stay awake as well as 2 guys who admit they're not good enough to play in the league. Am I missing anyone?
     
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    That might be because they haven't officially signed him yet... unless they did it this morning. I'll have to check on that.
     
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    Langlois has an article about the conference call on Pistons.com.

    I think that means he will practice dodging projectiles and talking to a reporter at the same time.
     
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    Kwame made the list! Besides his inclusion, the rest of the list could be categorized as "somewhat joking".

     
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    Grant Hill working out pretty good for us, hardly missed any games at all. His problems started when he moved to Orlando.
     
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    He DID bring in the greatest coach in the history of sports this year.
    I fully expect the B-Cats to "play the right way" and lock down the 7th seed in the East.
     
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    The Grizz's replacement for Giant Turd.
    Given his propensity for excelling against Serbians (20pts/20reb/6blk), Ehadadi should be starting in front of Darko by week two of the season.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, I thought it would be cool to compare the career highs for all of our big man. In some ways, this tells what they are capable of. I was surprised that Kwame's were so good and it makes me hopeful that he will pleasantly surprise us.

    Career Highs:

    Kwame
    48 min/ 30 pts/ 19 reb/ 7 ast/ 4 stl/ 6 blk

    Sheed
    56 min/ 42 pts/ 18 reb/ 8 ast/ 6 stl/ 6 blk

    Dyess
    54 min/ 46 pts/ 21 reb/ 7 ast/ 7 stl/ 7 blk

    Maxiell
    44 min/ 28 pts/ 15 reb/ 5 ast/ 2 stl/ 6 blk

    Amir Johnson
    37 min/ 20 pts/ 12 reb/ 3 ast/ 3 stl/ 7 blk

    The things that jump out at me.
    1. Kwame is capable of doing many things well. Off the bench, I'll take some streakiness on offense if he plays consisten D. Discount his 7 assists if they were the result of throwing the ball in Kobe's general direction.
    2. Dyess was a stud in his prime.
    3. It's amazing that nobody on this list has had a game with more blocks than AJ, given his limited minutes and few years in the league.
    4. How is it possible that Maxiell hasn't had a 3 steal game yet? Oh well, compared to Bresec, he's a regular John Stockton.
     

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