Two words: Kwame Brown

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  1. theWORM

    theWORM First Round Draft Pick

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    We all know the deal. 7yrs in the L. Big kid. Only 25 yrs young. Teeney weeney hands that hinder him from making catches under pressure.

    We need to get bigger in the middle, up the rebounding particularly on the defensive end, and allow Sheed, Dice, Amir and Maxi to play their natural position at the 4, whoever of them is still with the team. I for one do not want to see Kendrick Perkins beat us like he was our daddy, next ECF.

    We have the MLE which should be enough to score Diop or Kwame. Both are solid defenders and rebounder's, if not two of the better ones. Same age. Both off the bench last season for similar minutes and production. Diop is the better shot blocker.

    I am kinda leaning towards Kwame. Now before you slap me around as if I had just suggested we trade Billups and his enormous ego, Joe D has a reputation for bringing in journeymen players who seemed to under achieve at previous stops, or have the potential to achieve more in the Pistons environment. Big Shot and Big Ben are the obvious ones. Guys with something to prove who just needed the right team and a GM to believe in them.

    I know we all have flashes of the Nazr/MLE debacle, but does Kwame have a big enough chip on his shoulder and the untapped talent to turn his career around in Motown?
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    I don't think he does. There's a reason everyone was describing the Pau-to-LA deal as highway robbery for the Lakers.

    I definitely wouldn't compare Kwame's situation to Ben's before Ben came to Detroit. Ben came into the league undrafted, hardly a "bust," because nobody ever expected anything from him. CB could fairly be described as a disappointment the first few years of his career, considering the high expectations of being the #3 pick, but he was showing signs of improvement in Minny just before Joe signed him. Kwame, on the other hand, is already one of the biggest busts in NBA history. I don't think there's any chance of him ever getting better than he already is.
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    I don't know of any severe drug problems in Kwame's recent past, which was one of Bedford's main problems. Kwame is maybe more like Michael Olowokandi, a top draft pick who just plain sucked.
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    Two more words,



    HELL NO!
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    I do not think that TWO Kwame's are welcome in Detroit now:)
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    Kwame would be a poor man's Nazr Mohammed. I'd rather sign Paul Shirley.
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    Actually, when I was driving home through DC the other day, I saw some Kwame Brown election signs on people's yards, and I was all "WTF? Some Wizards fans want him back?" But then I got home and realized they must have been in referece to this guy. :D
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    Indeed. At least then we would get a candid take on the org. and locker room.
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    I think we'd be better off making an effort at signing this guy then the bumm that gets paid to play basketball....
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    According to Det News today, the Pistons will not be using their full MLE so they guys might be out of reach.
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    I would like for Joe to work him out and see what he has to give. If Curry is going to be our tough guy leader, who knows what may come out of it.

    What is stopping this guy from gettin better??
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    Another poster had led me to believe that we would be under the cap.

    I have to look into this.
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    Last interview with him I saw (granted, it has been a while) he didn't sound like he had a chip on his shoulder at all.

    Diop is no where near as talented as Kwame, but he seems to play hard. The biggest knock on him coming into the league is that he was VERY raw, but it seems like he is starting to figure things out a bit. I still wouldn't want to throw a big long term contract at him, but I like him a lot.
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    They were saying that DET is near the lux tax threshold once they fill out the roster. They probably are under now because they have 8 guys or so signed. Good times!
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    I don't think there's a need to hurry and sign Kwame. I agree that he doesn't appear to have much of an inclination to get better. He seems to be contempt.
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    Agree. He's a pretty decent shot blocker but gets into foul trouble. A year with Sheed could make a substantial difference to his game - learning to move his feet better, when to reach, when not to, etc.

    Question for me is, would that year be better spent working with Samb? I don't think he's any rawer than Diop was a couple of years ago, and has better physical skills. I'd rather see him playing some.
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