What realistic moves would you like the Pistons to pursue?

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  1. J-Train

    J-Train Bench Warmer Forum Donor

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    That's an interesting question. Before the injury, Granger was a three position player. He was best at the 3, but he could play the 2, and could go to the 4, if you wanted to go small.

    Can he do that again? If he's just a 17 ppg SF, then I would be hesitant.
  2. The Panda

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    Just remember, Granger will be 31 by the time he is a an FA and will have pretty much spent 2 years on the DL. Thats a big question mark.
  3. TWOTIMESRALPHI

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    I wished some NBA player would simply give a ************* and just go ahead and shoot underhanded. I really can't understand why their ego is ok with shooting below 40% but not ok with shooting better but looking ridiculous.

    About the topic in general: I want Faverani. Good shooter, great hustle, tremendous shot blocker. He'd be one heck of a backup big!
  4. Ernie the Slow Adult

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    What would they do with Drummond then?
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    If Drummond ever remembers to shoot more with his legs, he'll be fine. His upper body motion is reasonable enough.
  6. TaS

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    Bj plus jj for rondo?

    Rr/wb
    Kcp/rs
    Ks/kcp
    Js/gm
    Ad/jh

    Could be a great defensive lineup with floor spreading and a p&r tandem for all time.
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    BJ and JJ? I don't think Boston would do BJ plus GM for Rondo.
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  8. del

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    Before Rondo's return they had his top 10 plays on NBA ILP. Out of curiosity, I went and looked up BJs.

    Rondo's was full of great assists and a few shots.
    BJs was full of off balance shots and left hand layups - all for the Bucks understandably.
    Then I tried to look up his best plays of 2013/14 and got nothing. But I would have to say from my memory that his best plays have all been assists.

    I don't know whether I am happy with the change he is making or that I really want Rondo on this team.
  9. TaS

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    How about just cv. Then we trade bj elsewhere.

    Bos would get full expiring and would tank out the season.
  10. lapiston

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    The Pistons have assets. Unless there is a major run in the team-- like a 12 out of 15, (and it seems unlikely--have the Pistons won more than 3 in a row?), the Pistons will be forced to deal. Question is this next month or over the summer? There is no way the team can stand pat with the way games have gone and with the team still 6 games below .500.

    The assets: Stuckey, CV contract and yes, you have to think about Monroe. Is Monroe even happy as a Piston?

    The needs: Believe it or not, the biggest need may still be point guard. Jennings looks more like an ideal 6th man type of player. Obviously, the Pistons need a scoring guard/penetrator. The team needs 3 point shooting. You have to ask yourself why doesn't this offense work. The answer to the question will lead you to the biggest need.

    Virtually the entire bench needs to be revamped by next summer. And then, the coaching issue will go one way or another.

    Langlois on Pistons.com has argued that if you trade Monroe, the Pistons will lack strength up front. Well, Josh would move back to power forward and the team would have to add another serviceable big. But the real question is whether Andre is going to become the defensive force we all forsee. If Andre keeps developing, the Pistons will hardly be weak up front. The alternative is to wait for Monroe to step up and wait for Andre. What happens in the meantime?
  11. Ernie the Slow Adult

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    Rondo would probably seem like a good shooter following Jennings. He's another bad free-throw shooter though.

    The Pistons would need another big man if they traded Monroe and could look at someone like Antonio McDyess or Dale Davis to help them out for the rest of the year.
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    BJ + Monroe
    for
    Rondo + Green?

    I dunno. I'm sure JD will surprise us with his brilliance.


    With any Rondo trade, it would be nice to wait as long as possible to evaluate his health.
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    Rondo is a game changer and with him on board, we would (eventually) have 3 in him, Smith and Drummond.

    I would do that deal TaS but if I was Ainge, I would rather build around Rondo than Monroe/BJ.
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    Who says Rondo comes back and is any good? See what happened to D. Rose?

    Seems like a big gamble to take.
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    BJ + Monroe

    for Rondo & Gerald Wallace.

    And yes, I'm serious
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    I'm guessing you are being sarcastic, but throw in our second round pick and that is a huge haul for Rondo, including getting rid of arguably one of the least productive and most onerous contracts in the NBA.
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    Boston would have to sign Rondo to an extension pre-trade, or else a Monroe swap gets us no where.

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