Discussion in 'Detroit Pistons General Discussion' started by webz, Oct 29, 2007.
Bryan Colangelo, who is probably one of the best GM's in the league is about to trade a couple of Raptors, Juan Dixon & Joey Graham, 2 REALLY good players...because they can't crack the rotation due to an unbelievable amount of team depth.
Colangelo said, Having depth is one thing, but managing it is another thing. Guys with talent don't want to sit in street clothes or get DNP's all season. Sure you have guys like Nazr anf Flip who may outwardly handle it with professionalism, but inside...these guys want to PLAY!!!!
Guys who are not going to play WANT TO GO!!!! and why wouldn't they?? This is their LIVLIHOOD, this is how they feed their family. They only have a small window of opportunity to show what every NBA player believes inside, that they can PLAY!!!!! SO yes, managing depth is difficult, yes you can have TOO much depth.
Without the ankle injury, I believe Mejia would be on our roster right now. He is at least playing for our D-Leauge affiliate. Mejia plays great D, but is not known for his offense. Of course, if he keeps filling the stat sheet like he has this past three games, that could change.
Now you know how Ronald Dupree felt for two years...., But you never heard him complaining dress me or trade me
I remember Mejia was waived by Mad Ant,but he was selected the D-League performer of the week.
RealGM: Wiretap Archives: Mejia Named D-League Performer Of The Week
It seems he is amazing in D-League right now.
It seems to me that if you have the right mix of players and manage the situation correctly you cannot have too much depth from a team and organization perspective.
From a player's perspective, I agree guys want to play and hopefully perform well enough to earn larger contracts going forward, so from a player's individual goals perspective I agree that a team can have too much depth.
It is still a fact, however, that no team tried to pick up Mejia so far.
Altough he won't get any PT with the Pistons, Joe should still waive somebody like jr or trade him for draft pick , and then re sign Sammy just to have him under contract. He can play in the D league all season and still be a Piston and be availble later and next year....
That playa of week notice will surely get someone interested and it should be Joe.
Frost Illustrated: Mad Ants struggle without top scorer
On the Pistons team, if you can't shoot jumpers, you won't be on the roster. That's just what this team has become. See Jarvis Hayes.
The new guys such as Stuckey, Affollo, and Max rely on attacking the rim as opposed to the jumper. (Although they can hit it). They will be the key to the Pistons moving up from 27th in paint scoring depending on their increased minutes. So Sammy could fit in one day...
We all know it, but the question remains whether Flip knows it.
Once AJ starts to up his ppg, and it will happen, then the our % of points in the paint will also go up.
We got to get flip to increase his mpg before he can increase his ppg, but I do agree with you there.
I see a few positive signs in that direction.
1. AJ appears to be finally fully recovered from his ankle injury.
2. He has shown that he can rebound pretty consistently when he gets a chance to play
3. They are now running at least a couple of plays for him and he has started to take it to the bucket the last two or three games that he has been in.
But again his non-garbage time minutes will be dictated by how he progresses on defense.
He's been getting better defensively, but not where he could be counted upon to stop the opposition on a regular basis.
Mejia with another solid game for Fort Wayne - 21pts, 6rbs, 4assts in over 43 minutes. Wonder, if any NBA team is paying attention.
On one hand, I hope not as there is still room on the Pistons roster if we move Murray or Herrmman. But on the other hand, I would like to see the guy get a shot in the bigs with someone in the US and not have to disappear overseas and never be heard from again other than Pistonforum tracking
i am very dissapointed because Sammy Mejia had a very good player. Recently he's been lighting the D-League up. We mine as well have kept Him instead of Dupree. Dupree has no future. We released him anyways.
Mejia with another solid outing - 17pts 12rebs 5asst. He's averaging 21.8pts 7.4rebs and 2.4asst per game on 50.8% shooting.
Those stats are better than most of the players on the Piston A team.
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