Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by armygirl, Dec 14, 2006.
J-Max can be a force to the likes of much more than that if given the chance!!!!
You're talking about Flip, right?
Feels like Joe is taking a tougher stance with the team. Have to believe it was Joe that forced Flip to keep Delfino in the rotation, had Hunter sit out a few games so he could rest, and I bet Joe ordered Sheed to get some rest.
Only question about Sheed, is the one Micro asked, is Sheed hurt, pseudo suspended, trade bait, or Joe just trying to force some pt for Amir?
My guess? Orlando gets Iverson; we get Darko and another 1st round pick; Philly gets Sheed.
I know it's just the regular season but maybe he has tried to play through the injury and not miss any time?I don't know it can't be as cut and dry as they are putting it out to be. Something is fishy. If it is a reprimand I don't know how quiet Sheed would keep it. 4.Flip still doesn't know to rest the starters.
Blalock, Jmax & Amir playing in the same game?... sounds like a stretch... would love to see how the baby PF's do without Sheed... a possible glimps into the future.
That would be nice, especially if they play well. I think if those 3 get consistant time they could be a big force for us.
"Wallace spent Friday's practice working with team strength and conditioning coach Arnie Kander. Wallace originally injured his right ankle in last season's Eastern Conference semifinals. He never missed playing time because the Pistons were in playoff mode, but he is still feeling the lingering effects from the bad sprain.
Because of his weakened right ankle, Wallace has overcompensated with his left, causing pain to begin in that ankle, too."
Gee, I hope it doesn't transfer up to his right elbow, then compensation sets in and boom!...the other elbow starts hurting. Then it transfers back down to the original ankle, et. al. I believe the medical term for this is circularis rectus.
This whole injury thing sounds like so much malarky.
Sheed is getting old.
1. He never has taken to kindly to being injured.
2. He is love sick. He misses playing with Big Ben.
As long as the 3 all stars plus Prince are able to play 35 minutes a game the Pistons bench will never get major minutes of significance.
The bench while better than last year still leaves a lot to be desired when compared to say the Fakers bench.
Delfino is a joke, Murry is a streak shooter with a one dimensional game, Davis is old and getting older (9 rebounds tonight. Arnie must have given Davis a bottle of Viagra before the game). Kander's miracle work ain't working any more on Dyess whose bad wheels are finally rolling to a bumpy stop.
So that leaves the young guys, forget Dupree. Maxiell is a tweener who can contribute at a decent level but at this point to play more minutes he needs an injury from Sheed, Dyess or Prince. Would you play him ahead of Dyess? I would, but it would cause an uproar among the other players and it won't happen unless Maxiell can come in like tonight and put up a hurclean effort for at least a half a dozen games to where it becomes apparent to all that he should be playing ahead of Dyess.
Blalock. Well there are very few point guards taken as low as him in the draft who get to run a team for major minutes in their rookie year, especailly when their outside game is very questionable. You guys must remember a guy named Cleaves. Johnson unfortunaely is at the back of the front line que and will stay there as long as Dyess can bump along, at least for this year, unless there are two major injuries to our 4 or 5s.
Obviously you believe last night was a fluke?
1. I found the empty bottle of Viagra that Davis had taken. But I hear Stern is going to outlaw it as "Steroids For Seniors".
2. Sheed didn't play so JMax got his minutes and did well.
3. Delfino stunk last night
4. Blalock didn't score in 12 minutes
5. Dyess didn't exactly light things up. JMax should be ahead of Dyess like I posted.
6. Dupree didn't play
7. AJ didn't play
8. Murray stunk it up.
Last night was not a fluke.
You make great points Buddhafan.
To be fair, I think Delfino played pretty well last night. He did miss his shots from the floor, but he played some good D, ran the break well, and did some more of The Little Things that he often contributes when he gets into the flow of a game. His inconsistency from the outside is still a concern, but he can contribute in other ways as well. Can't say the same for Flip Jr., who hurts the team pretty badly when his shot isn't falling. Flip Sr. recognized as much by leaving Delfino in for a lot of the 4th quarter, even after yanking Flip Jr. for Rip about 3 or 4 minutes in.
I think the bench last night was the key to winning the game. The starters all got some breathing room and I just enjoyed seeing the bench out there trying to make the most of their minutes. Blalock is a keeper in my book, he's a true point guard that will look to pass first, shoot second. Davis and Maxiell are just brutes on defense and what a joy to watch them play tough in the paint. Delfino brings that intangible that's not measured by the box score. He plays really good D and he's willing to pass, rebound and has a nose for the ball. His shot isn't falling because his confidence is shot from the lack of steady playing minutes but I enjoy watching him out on the floor because he's got this charisma. Flip Murray seems lost out there and he really should be a starter somewhere since he just doesn't seem cut out to be a bench player.
I don't think we can use the "not playing enough minutes" for Carlos's shooting anymore... he's getting steady minutes like most reserves in this league... the boy needs a visit to the shot doctor... his stroke is broke.
He can still help with his D and rebounding though. Maybe, just maybe he can get find his stroke.
Last night was no fluke. J Max and Dale did their work against an up and coming big man in Nenad. Blalock had do play against Kidd, and Marcus Williams. Delfino played great on both ends of the floor consistantly. Dice will get going later. If given the time the bench will produce.
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