What's the worst that can happen to the pistons

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  1. puertoricanballer

    puertoricanballer First Round Draft Pick

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    Google is really making you impresive.:eyebrows: What a research!!!!!! The worst thing can happen to the Pistones will be, along with injuries, not adjusting to the new coach and his system. The offensive will be different and so will be the game philosophy. Will see how they respond.
     
  2. himat

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    Okay he's very good, but I just don't think he can replace what Reggie gave to this team. He could still play good in his 40's, but what I think the Pacers really lost with Reggie was his knowledge of the game. Don't you think Reggie would now what to do in almost all tough situations?
     
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    himat,

    SarJar has played in more big games at 29 than Reggie Miller had at that age. I think people over estimate the NBA sometimes. The NBA is the best league, but winning two European championships in the best International League is a big deal too.
     
  4. himat

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    You're lying I mean more than one of the best big game players of all time.
     
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    How many NBA Finals did Reggie win? How many Eastern Conference titles?

    Reggie was a great player, the best in Pacer history. But that franchise never won the big one. He's a big game SHOOTER, not a big game player. There is a tremendous difference. For all of his 3 point heroics, Reggie's lost his share of big games.

    His teams lost the Eastern Conference Finals 5 times. You call that a big game player? I don't. Chauncey Billups is a big game player. Isiah Thomas was a big game player. Reggie Miller was a great shooter, period.
     
  6. himat

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    You proved me wrong there, but I just don't think he'll be able to fully replace Reggie Miller especially in his 1rst season with the best players in the NBA.
     
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    Fair enough. We'll have to wait and see. Personally, I am terrified of the guy because he is really talented and a leader.
     
  8. himat

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    Have you watched a lot of this guys games?
     
  9. tpaPistonFan

    tpaPistonFan First Round Draft Pick

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    I don't often disagree with you Microwave, but this time I do.. Reggie has played in a lot of big games (he was in the NBA finals and a handful of conference finals). I do recognize that SarJar has done a lot in the Euro league, but I watched a few of those games on NBA TV (finals).. The defense is horrible, why do you think Darko looks like big Ben on defense over during his scrimmages. Getting back to my point, Reggie has played in a lot of big games and although he didn't perform as expected (in them all), I would still take his career over SarJar anyday.. I believe that Darko (who I love to make fun of) will make more of an impact this year than SarJar..
     
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    Nope, just done a lot of reading on him. As soon as I heard that our fellow Central divison teams, Cleveland and Indiana were pursuing him, I made it a point to find out as much as I could.

    Some people blow him off, but I think that this move could be a big one for Indy. And what Indy does, I pay attention to. Donnie Walsh is a pretty good GM.
     
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    Remember Sarunas is entering his prime. Reggie has 10 years more of a career on him. If you compare them at age 29, SarJar has accomplished a heck of a lot more.

    Let's make a bet of it then. Loser scrubs the PF.com floors during the next offseason. Wait. I think I will get that job anyway. How about a gentleman's bet for bragging rights?

    If you lose, you have to have a "Darko is the greatest" avatar for all offseason. If I lose, I will have a "lee357 is my daddy" avatar for the offseason.
     
  12. himat

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    All I need to know is this who's back-court do you think is better because I'm almost sure everyone would agree we have the best frontcourt. (Indiana has a big hole at center)
     
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    LOL at avatar bet!!!

    Loser of bet --------->:crutch:
     
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    Sarjar

    I watched about 3 of his Olympic games. He was definately a leader. I also remember him taking several impossible three pointers in the clutch and making them. They must have been 6 feet outside the arc, under pressure with the whole other team trying to stop him. I couldn't believe that he wasn't in the NBA.

    The scary thing is that Indiana isn't really relying on him. He's all upside.
     
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    wow.

    I am officially worried. Didn't know much about this guy before, but jeesh he sounds dangerous! It's cool though, this will make this championship the greatest yet.
     
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    Don't have to be worried, but Pistons nation could take a page from Rage Against The Machine's book and "know their enemy". It's too homerish IMO to assume Miami will fall apart and the Pacers will not be back on a 60 win pace.
     
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    The Worst Thing That Could Happen To The Pistons

    That they stop operating on all cylinders

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    That they are forced to return to Cobo to play their home games. (Now I know that there are a lot of people out their who would actually prefer that the Pistons play their home games in Cobo, for a number of reasons including location.) I was just making funny.

    but seriously the worst thing that could happen to the Pistons is that for whatever reason Joe D. leaves within the next 10 years.
     
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    That's an interesting thought. Dumars is certainly within Davidson's good graces. But Davidson is old and if :rip:...then what happens?
     
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    TOP 10 things that would be berry berry bad....

    10. rip decides to be more selfish trying to make all-star team
    9. cbill decides to be more selfish trrying to make all-star team
    8. antoine walker finally "gets it" and becomes a teamamte in Miami
    7. too many games played over last three years- injury bug due
    6. rookies and darko still get no loveminutes
    5. sheed is subject to trade rumors
    4. sheed misses lb too much..out of control
    3. tayshaun regresses more than progresses
    2. ben's pounding over last 5 years catches up to him
    1. flip flip flip..can he handle the pressure to make finals???:yo:
     
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    Great Analysis

    I think you captured it all with this post.
     

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