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Discussion in 'March 2011' started by roscoe36, Oct 19, 2010.
IMHO there have been too many exits this season..
Stuckey thinks he is the starting PG. Rodney Stuckey assists Pistons off the bench in victory over Raptors | detnews.com | The Detroit News
Agree. I like most of the lineups since the shoot-around debacle. There are too many players with similar skill levels playing the same positions. Some nights some of them just need to sit.
I like the rotation too. And you are right about the minutes between TMac & Stuckey at the PG position. I think Q should give Stuck more minutes at the point if Stuck is playing the position like he played today. His passing today was smooth. No 'forcing the issue' and 'i'm in the air and i gotta get rid of the ball because i'll get block if i shoot it' kinda of passes. In addition, it seems like TMac has heavy legs in the 2nd half. If I'm not mistaken, he did not score at all in the 2nd half, not from jumpers anyways. BG should be getting at least 20 minutes a game if he is shooting well like he did today. With Big Ben back, DEFENSE seems to look better than the previous 3 losses.
\Definitely a well rested Ben starting in the middle helped in that first quarter. If this line up works, then the only thing Q can be faulted on is why it took so long to find it?
I wouldn't judge this lineup's effectiveness as a whole based on a win over the Raptors.
yeah, pistons still alllowed raps to shoot over 50% and raps do not play D.
We do? They are both terrible defensive players.
And I wholeheartedly disagree with you guys on the playing rotation. We should not be starting 4 veterans (whose average age exceeds 33) at the end of the season a lottery bound team. I don't care if they happened to be effective against an even worse Toronto team. How does this make us a better team going forward? Stuckey, Daye and Monroe should all be getting well over 30 minutes a night. Even last night, Stuckey only played 27 minutes, arguably playing his best game ever. You can tell he's definitely frustrated with his role right now and he's out to prove a point. He's playing with a chip on his shoulder.
I agree. Last night was just another example of how this organization has no set goals or direction. Yes, the ownership situation probably plays a crucial role in this disorganization, but where does Joe see us in 10 years? 5 years? How about 1 year? Most other rebuilding teams have at leas a direction - albeit a bad one in some cases. We don't. At least in my eyes. Are we a defensive team? Not by the signing of BG and CV last year. Are we a run and gun team? Not by the continued starting line-up of Tay, Ben, and Rip. Are we a homegrown let the guys get better together a la OKC team? No for obvious reasons. Are we a rebuild on the fly with mediocre veterans in order to maintain a status quo that puts marginal number of people in the Palace seas? I guess this is the closest to reality.
They just need to practice harder. Coach Kuester is a stickler for practice.
Actually, it seems that all they need to do to start again is complain about their playing time to the media. T-Mac did it, a day later, back in the starting lineup. Ben questioned why he wasn't playing, the next game, back in the starting lineup.
Stuckey has been complaining. Have you seen his quotes lately?
I agree. If he wants to start he should organize a practice on his own for the team. Be a leader.
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