Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Mogilny, Oct 14, 2012.
I know appoint myself President of the (If Joe D signs) OJ Mayo Fan Club!
Was happy to see a Knight, English, Prince, Monroe, Drummond lineup in the last game against the Magic.
With Prince not getting forced to sit anytime soon, and I'm assuming no trades until next season, I would like to see this lineup start next season.
I'd like to see that lineup burn 20mpg (maybe subbing Singler in for English for half of it)
I'd like to see this lineup:
Calderon - Knight
Ken - Knight
Singler - JJ
Monroe - Chaz
Drum - TRG
Stackhouse, Bynum, Stuckey, Max
Knight can get some burn both at PG and SG with either Bynum or Stuckey getting the filler minutes. We went from spending ~$30M/y on the SG position to only having a second rounder at the 2. I like Kenny but he's not starter material.
that should be Stackhouse 2.0, and I would love that lineup.
I like Calderon - Knight better than Calderon - Ken since Calderon drives to the rim less than 4 times a season but the reason I'm starting Ken is so Knight can get more time at the 1.
I like it because on the p and rs calderon will have alot of layups cause defences wont leave drum very often, so Ken will get alot of looks, BK can watch and learn then come in and do the same by splitting his time between the 2 positions So he isnt forced to play only the 2 and not get the experience of pg. and English can play his natural 2 position.
I'd rather pick up JJ Redick. Can you imagine Calderon, Knight, Redick, Singler, and Shabazz/Porter on the perimeter? That's light's out shooting.
With Drummond on board I think it will finally force Joe to do what he has hated, get shooters on the team. For the next decade as long as Drummond is here there is no reason to have anybody on the court with him that can't shoot.
I completely agree that makes all the sense in the world...so we can expect Joe to draft and sign slashers.
So now we get to see how this trade affects the team.
Frank has a defense-first philosophy (and benches Drummond), but Calderon is a notoriously bad defender. I suspect that, because he's just learning how to fit in with these guys, he'll be coming off the bench (at least to start).
That means we're looking at a starting rotation of:
I hate those starters, but for a few games, I think that's what it's going to be, at least until Calderon learns the guys he's playing with.
Off the bench, however:
That bench should light things up.
I think, however, you'll see the Pistons tend toward the following lineup by the end of the season (assuming no more trades):
That should be solid. Calzone at the top, Knight and Singler on the wings, Moose in the middle, and Drummond grading roads. This should be a fun unit to watch for the last quarter of the season or so.
If Rodney Stuckey starts for this team, I will cut all of my hair off.
That's how I see it playing out. The other option would be to switch Knight and Stuckey, which I would rather not see happening.
You just made me realise that this is a LAC style bench. All guns offense.
To be honest, that kind of shooting and inside presence will be so difficult to match up against for nearly any team's bench options. If the rotations are done right we will have a huge mismatch.
I will need medical assistance to first grow hair...then Ill join you in cutting it off.....wait, does body hair count?
Joe's being drafting and signing guys just for this very moment when he can unleash the BEST BENCH in the League.
...for the record, I TOTALLY got who you were talking about.
So Monroe was 3-4 from outside the paint last night and is 4-6 in his last two games. If he develops that mid-range shot into a legitimate threat that forces defenders to stay honest, Drummond is going to move into the starting lineup and you're going to see this:
That's a playoff-caliber lineup. Both Knight and Calderon are capable of running the point, those two and Singler are good three-point shooters that can stretch the floor, Monroe is a big that can act as a pivot man in the middle, and Drummond is like Ben Wallace but taller and more naturally athletically gifted. It hinges on whether that group can become effective defensively, but Calderon may end up being that missing piece.
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