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Who is Tony Delk (waived friday/Good Pick-up)

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  1. Warthog

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    yeah but that's like the suns trying to get 'insurance' in case nash goes down...you're just not gonna find a backup PG in the league who can do what chauncey does.
     
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    I like this move better than no move at all.

    To me, its a no risk pickup. We had a roster spot available, we were in the market for a PG, he was the best available PG, and we got him.

    We didn't have to give up anything to get him and he adds some depth, so why not?

    Its not the pickup of the decade, but its a solid addition.
     
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    I'll buy that....
    It sounds like Joe made an attempt to get a better player (Claxton, Knight etc) but the cost was too high... he prolly had his guys talk to Delk's guys behind the scenes... so that plan "C" was in effect at zero cost.
    Ya know PG's are still abusing Arroyo's defense now that he's changed jerseys.
     
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    It's also kind of cool that other teams wanted to sign him and he picked Detroit for less $. I mean, it's a no-brainer... but it's nice to be reminded the position the Pistons are in now making it a no-brainer.
     
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    yeah i think he saw how professional joe and the pistons are, and he knows he won't have any issues behind the scenes here.

    unless darkos old locker was cursed when he moved in.
     
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    I haven't seen Delk play recently, but something tells me that any player who can score 50+ points in a single game is a player who could heat up and stay hot for a while. We got him for free, might as well make him another of Joe D's famous reclamation projects. :nod:
     
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    i didn't see the seattle game, but delk looks like he's strong and a solid defender, and can make jumpshots if he has to. more importantly, he's got that chip on his shoulder (8 teams in 10 years i think he said?), and the other guys really like him.
     
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    This is more proof that the Pistons are a vet. organization. Rookies, unmade players and misfits need not apply.
    So, TDrib for Buckets it's a "now" thing only.
     
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    Update - in the last couple of games Delk has been looking like a great source of instant offense off the bench. Even in the losing effort on Sat Delk came in and scored what 12 points off the bench in the 3rd at least keeping the Pistons within striking range.

    I can see why he has been slipping through the cracks though. Bit of tweener too short for SG and not really much of a playmaker at the point. But he is a nice defender and a great shooter. Will come in very handy and appears to be the coaches choice so far at the backup guard spots.
     
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    Tony Delk = "Minny Vinny" :P
     
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    Merc. You're on to something :eyebrows:
     
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    dang merc i like that better than my 'microwave 2.0' nerd-speak. my friends and i use that for when our friend dumps someone, but goes for the same type of person right after...like an upgraded 'version', so we give them names of their original boyfriend/girlfriend plus whatever version they're on. yeah. nerd = me.
     
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    The funny thing isthat I used to hang out with Vinnie a lot in Southfield and I know for a fact that Delk is taller than he is!:) How bout calling Delk..."Micro-lite!":laugh: get it?:laugh: micro-lite?:laugh: aw..forgetit!:doh:
     
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    Looks like Delk is flat out TAKING the 3rd guard spot ! Even got the nerve to rebound! Looks like we have added a much needed scorer off the bench. Seems like he's gettin to know Dice a lil bit. Looks like Joe got that "compensation" for Arroyo! :nod:
     
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    Yup and he came cheap, with no long term commitment and with a chip on his shoulder! Sounds like a perfect pickup to me!
     
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    yup we got a better player and fit than arroyo at a fraction of the cost, good job joe!!
     
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    He is- isn't he? Thats exactly what I was thinking over the weekend.
     
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    Warts, nice to have lots of bodies to choose from.
    JD went cheap again. Is Buckets a 'ship caliber guy? I think he's better for us than TDrib because he is free to shoot. Where as TDrib was constrained with running the O.
     
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    Delk is not afraid to go to the hole the Pistons needed a pg like that, it makes things easier on the bigs. I am totally digging Delk.
    As far as is he a ship caliber player, was Mike James ship caliber before he got here? We are not talking about replacing Chauncey only resting him.

    Joe got lucky on this one. All Joe did was offer him a job, it isn’t like he traded Arroyo for Delk. We are a championship team, if players don’t want to be here that is stupid on their part.
     

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