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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Zoso, Sep 4, 2005.
Geez thats a lot of players, lucky for us they can't use all these players in the playoffs.
Heat Signed Kapono To Offer Sheet Maybe that is why the Heat signed Kapono to an offer sheet. His outside shot is better than Jones. Of course Jones at this point has a lot more experience. http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2176830 Kapono is a 42% 3 point shooter in his NBA career. He also has a lot more upside than Jones at this point http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/statistics?statsId=3734
I'm wondering if Miami has gone from Overrated to Underrated over the course of the off-season? Seems like right after the big trade, most people were picking Miami as the favorite out of the East. Now suddenly logic and reason has taken over. But has it gone too far? I would definitely put the Heat ahead of PHX, and possibly ahead of Indy. I mean, Wade has The MJ Whistle!! Do Not Underestimate the MJ Whistle!! Miami aside, it's pretty much humorous to see Stein calling the Pistons "Defiant Detroit," or whatever he said. This guy has dogged Detroit for years; all it took was challenging his beloved Spurs to open his eyes.
LOL. Well, let's give him credit for finally opening them and seeing the light. Most of these bozos never do when it comes to Detroit. It's nice that he gave the Pistons props even though they lost.
he gave us props even though we lost, AND we lost a good coach.
Pistons Ranking Pistons right were they are supposed to be. The Pistons are the team to beat in the east and when it comes down to playoff basketball the Pistons are still the best in the east. Lets get hungry. Go Pistons
Well, Steve Kerr is still a Piston fan (cough cough). His east ratings are 1.Miami 2.Indiana 3 Detroit 4. Cleveland 10. New York http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=sk-eastrankings100305&prov=yhoo&type=lgns In the west it's 1.San Antonio (by a large margin) 2.Phoenix 3.Houston 4. Denver 8. Lakers http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=sk-westrankings100305&prov=yhoo&type=lgns&expire=1
Steve Kerr is a yatch What a joke. I wonder who Legler is picking? ESPN now stands for EVERYONE SHAME the PISTONS NOW. The Pistons have arguably the best starting 5 in the league, they definately have the best starting frontcourt as well as the best depth up front. They went to the Finals the past two years and nearly beat San Antonio for the championship and weren't they perfectly healthy?
Rankings Feels like we are back home again! Pistons play better when they are not the favorite team. With a coaching change and no major transactions over the summer. Do not expect the Pistons to get much respect as all the predictions start rolling in.
This disrespect is getting old fast LOL @ what ESPN stands for. Yeah, I thought we went to the finals two years straight also. Apparently, most of the basketball experts missed that. I think most people just cannot wrap their minds around the fact that Dumars built a team like this. They cannot conceive that a team of unselfish players with no "superstars" can beat the rest of the league. The Lakers were fine until we beat them. They beat the Spurs (dissension and all). People seem to conveniently forget that. I don't think that most people make a conscious effort to disrespect Detroit. I think they really just don't get it. Hell, I was shocked when they beat the Lakers. I'll admit it. I said I'd be thrilled if Detroit won 2 games. But wake up & smell the coffeee analysts!!! After they beat L.A. people should have opened their eyes and realized this team was very unique and special. Only another team (San Antonio) that was a real team could beat them ...and just barely at that.
Kerr on Pistons He consistently rated the Pistons low last year. So this is no surprise.
steve kerr i have no respect for that guy. why is it that all the role-playing 3 point specialists migrate to ESPN after their careers are up? Kerr, Legler, Anthony, Kenny Smith... Anthony and Smith are the rare couple of 'analysts' that give the Pistons some props. thank god for mr.professional marv albert. yes, he got a bit excited about wade at times, but at least he maintained some semblance of staying neutral, unlike kerr's constant cheering of any piston opponent. if it was any more obvious he would have been wearing a shaq jersey. andrew gaze would take steve kerr to school any day of the week. (not that that has anything to do with this thread... but its true.)
Rankings about right for the top 3 The Spurs are the defending champs and deserve to be in the top spot right now. Even though it took a bad defensive play in game 5 and few bad calls in the early part of game 7, they still beat us with coaching, stamina, stepped up defense and a determined big man with his pride on his shoulders. The Pistons are the reigning EC champs and the only major concern/change is the loss of a HOF coach which in itself could either be a godsend or the thing that sees us struggling for the home court position in the first round! If the Suns could play both the uptempo and the slow down game and win they will be tough as they were last year and possibly better. Pacers and Heat are the unknown factors and the Pistons have to get out of the gate early to stay ahead of these two teams as the Heat will definitely struggle initially, but should get better as the year goes on.
I started liking not getting respect when I realized that when we don't we usually win, and when we do we usually lose. I checked on an espn.com poll before Game 6, and only around 15-20% of the whole country thought we would win, but before Game 7 51% of the nation thought we'd win, and 49% thought San Antonio would win. We all know the outcome of that game.
Steve Kerr's ratings have about as much validity as Lee357's (356) evaluation of NBA talent. Well, actually if Kerr was rating on the Lee scale the team with the youngest most unproven players would always be ranked first. Kerr is just reacting to offseason moves ...who made the most exciting moves goes to the top of his list.
You're a funny guy.
He is something else. http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_y...ug=sk-campquestions100405&prov=yhoo&type=lgns And yet another slap in the face from Kerr today. He mentions all of the top teams: San Antonio, Phoenix, Dallas, Miami and Indiana. Notice anyone missing?
DarthTater I don't view the article as a slap in the face at all. He's just listing some of the the teams that have the biggest questions going into the season. Not too many questions with this piston team, outside of how Flip will do with the team and maybe how Darko will play this year. I can see why he left the Pistons out of the article.
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