The really sad thing - Fixing this team wouldn't be that hard

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  1. Ernie the Slow Adult

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    They've got some idiots on that team! could have been the marketing slogan for the team since they broke up the ECF group.

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    You do got to wonder just what the Pistons aversion is to being smart?

    Like Woody said, Joe has been the constant.
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    I wouldn't put too much stock into Barclay calling someone an idiot. He ain't the sharpest tool in the shed.
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    It doesn't take a particularly sharp tool to see that this team has a bunch of idiots on it, though.
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    Who on the team do you feel comprises the bunch of idiots?
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    Jennings and Smith, unfortunately.
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    He's talking bout cv too I'm sure.
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    He's talking about everyone but Singler and Drummond.
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    He gets basketball. He isn't articulate but he knows ball better than anyone else on that show. Shaq, Kenny and even Reggie look completely out of the loop next to him. And don't even get me started on Magic Johnson.

    But he is right. Will Jennings ever really get it? Will Bynum ever play for a winning team? No they won't.
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    Playing undisciplined basketball and being an idiot is not the same thing.
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    This guy must be a teacher ...and a coach.
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    Isn't that splitting hairs a little?
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    I have no idea if this is true or not, but perhaps Jennings is a smart kid. Maybe he grew up in an environment where he just played street ball and his coaches allowed that to happen. It wouldn't happen overnight, but perhaps he could be taught how to run an offense. Maybe he is not an idiot.
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    What I take Barkley to mean is that this team is full of players with low Bball IQ's - not necessarily of low general intelligence. In particular, I see CV, Stuckey, Bynum, Jennings, and Drummond as lacking the basketball savvy that I would expect from a championship-level team. Now, I think Drummond and Jennings are young and can learn to "get it," but the group makes a lot of dumb mistakes and does not particularly play up to their ability level.
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    Yep, he can totally GM here and keep his TNT gig. Because, really, how hard would it be to fix this team?
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    As far as basketball IQ, I wonder about Smith sometimes.
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    I took the idiot to mean in the basketball sense.

    Jennings isn't young. He's been in the league a long time.

    I think the rap on Smith entering the league was that he was an A+ athlete who didn't know how to play the game.

    Comparing these guys to Drummond isn't right. He is a young player who has improved greatly this season.

    If he is still playing at this level defensively 2 years from now then he'll be in trouble.
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    Charles was kind of a three ball chucker wasn't he?
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    The single season technical foul leader pre Sheed.
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    Barclay has been arrested and charged with things like punching fans, throwing a fan through a window, sexually assaulting a women, etc. The guy is a freakin' knucklehead. He has no business calling anyone an idiot.

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