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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by BillLaimbeer, Aug 17, 2010.
Dog-days of summer. Does anyone perceptively understand Q. Message 10 had it right.
Pass99, you missed the point of the poll. It wasn't to predict what Kuester would do. It was to say what you would do if you were the coach.
So, the poll predicts the following: Stuckey Hamilton Prince Monroe Wallace With Ben Gordon, Jerebko, and Charlie V being first off the bench. I can live with that.
The poll also predicts that Daye, Maxiel, White, Wilcox, and Summers will be out of the rotation (top ten).
I can live with that.
I would like to see Daye get a chance. I think White might be good eventually.
Stuckey Ben Gordon Tracy McGrady Jonas Jerebko Ben Wallace No Rip. No Tay. Yawn city on those two.
I like this. Mostly I like this because I can't stand watching 43 games of Rip and Tay. I just can't take it anymore. I say let them be the second unit with limited minutes for most of the season. I have no need to see them getting major minutes early in the season. I already know what they can do, and frankly I'm no longer impressed. I want to see what Gordon, Jerebko, Daye and the rookies can do. And McGrady. How are we going to see what McGrady can do if he's stuffed away behind Tay the way Gordon has been shoved behind Rip? Please can the reign of Rip and Tay give way to some parity in playing time, actually can they just sit for a little while? Say the first 21 games. LOL.
Some people actually enjoy losing seasons. To each his own.
Like me for instance. At this point in the Summer, man, I am dying for some Piston basketball. Win lose draw, just want to see some hoops already.
Can someone explain to me why Coach K can play and utilize the strengths of all 12 players on the TEAM USA roster, for only a few 40 min games, but in the NBA (and Pistons) coaches can only figure out how to use 8 guys for 82+ games that last 48minutes?
Until Coach K can coach up Super Collider, don't be throwing stones.
It is the Team USA roster, they get to hand pick their roster from a pool of insanely sick players, how do you not play them all??? Also, this game was a tune up game before the actual championships and they still have people to cut, so I think they still need to see people playing. In the Olympic finals they only played ten, and of those some (Tayshaun) only played sparse minutes. I would imagine we would be able to do that this year, or else we're really shooting ourselves in the foot.
Ironic that the only team Tayshaun has gotten spot minutes on is the gold-medal-winning Olympic team. Yet some of us think our current team is good enough that he's garbage.
I think Tay is a fine player, still my favorite Piston player. However, if overplayed, he is less than garbage. He becomes an injured guy who loses games for us while at the same time taking minutes away from a player who needs the development time. My best guess, for this season, is that Tay can play 28 minutes a game, times about 70 games, and be able to help us win games in the playoffs. Basically, the coach has a choice, use Tay as a very valuable player, or run him into the ground and make garbage out of him.
Who cares? I can shout because of insight or pain...or because of both. A man was hammering a nail and hit his thumb by mistake. The pain was so excruciating that he shouted and leaped about. The people nearby were full of admiration: "How beautifully he sings and dances," they said.
Me too Lee. How many more weeks do we have? Football is starting soon, thank goodness, my favorite time of year is when Eagles and Pistons are both playing....
I am of the opinion that you aren't ever going to get better from the bench. You need to play and get your feet wet to adjust to the NBA level. OKC may have been bad for a couple years, but look at where they are now. A 50 win team, that is one big front court addition away from being a championship contender. Now, I'm not even going to compare our situation to theirs since they had talented young players. We have young players, but they aren't all that talented (Monroe is still much an unknown).
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