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  1. anakin

    anakin First Round Draft Pick

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    The key is that they knew what they were willing to pay for their perceived value of worth, not market value. It wasn't a low offer on its own merit. Should they have competed with the Bulls is another story but $48M is not a low ball offer for Ben's skills and age. Ben's expectation of self worth was different.

    The Bulls had a blank check book and the Pistons had made up their mind not to compete.
     
  2. roscoe36

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    Anakin. Please practice smiling. :)
     
  3. anakin

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    I'm sorry. I guess I am still caught up with the emotion of it all. :)
     
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    Understandable. You found out late.

    There are at least 3 sides to this story. Ben's, the Pistons' and the truth.

    I expect the media to only cover the first two. :laugh:
     
  5. anakin

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    Sad thing is that the Pistons have no easily tradeable assets. Wonder what move Joe can make?
     
  6. LanierFan

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    They have plenty of tradeable assets. But the replacement cost is too high.
     
  7. LA Dre

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    The Ben fiasco and turn of events has thrown the organization and loyal fans into an uproar. The same thing happen in 2000 when Grant Hill escaped. Back then we got two relatively unknowns in Ben and Chucky and folks hated Hill until they saw the FRO in action.

    We all know that Nazr will not be a clone of Dr Wallacestein, but the problem is we may have blown all of our cashflow on him, and we still need a veteran PG to back up Mr. Billups. The truth will eventually leak out and hopefully before next spring when Billups is ready for his big payday...othewise we will have the same situation next year between 7/1 and 7/12:nod:
     
  8. BillLaimbeer

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    Anakin,
    Why did you quote Roscoe when you made your post that had nothing to do with his post?
     
  9. anakin

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    I just used it as method of specifically replying to Micro. No other logic, guilty as charged.
     
  10. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Okay, don't do it again. :)
     
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    I wonder if part of the motivation for Nazr instead of Magloire is because of his better free throw shooting.

    Magloire seems a better replacement for Ben's tough defensive attitude, but his FT percentage is terrible.

    Maybe the org thought the playoffs came down to Ben's lousy showing at the line.
     
  12. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Linwood, let me just be the first to tell you that you are by far the best Pistonsforum poster between Pinconning and Kawkawlin.
     
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    I also think Nazr has more room to improve than Jamaal. Jamaal like Ben is on the downside of his career, but Nazr has a chance to improve. Lets hope it happens:fingerscr.
     
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    REMEMBER THESE GREAT QUOTES ABOUT NAZR? This was my fave...:pound:
     
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    excellent....:pound:
     
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    Start losing it..................:hoops:
     
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    But was it good 4 us?//
     
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    :) I think I was drunk that night.
     
  19. roscoe36

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    I don't know if this was mentioned, but apparently Nazr bought a house in Detroit and moved his family here. He was expecting to be in Detroit for a long time. That's kinda sad. I always like it when players embrace the city.
     
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    If you want to embrace the city, you should also embrace its work ethic.
     

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