Why is everyone so high on JMax?

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  1. MainManJoeD

    MainManJoeD First Round Draft Pick

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    My sense from watching a summer league game is that he is very quick and very good at getting to the rim and drawing contact. This is an invaluable skill-set for the current Pistons, with no one else who can do that. But he has to hit his FTs. If he can get himself up to 70% and defend/ grab some boards he may be a great spark-plug off the bench. If he maintains 50% FT shooting he'll never play a minute anywhere.
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    Because he is a promising young player. An asset that the Pistons have not had or kept or developed in a long time!

    My take is JMax will get his shot and will make the best of it. He will work hard and is coachable. He has raw talent for the NBA, however, with the proper coaching and system he can be a 12/8 guy coming off the bench with 25 MPG right now, IMO.

    Now, will Flip and JOE D give him a fair shot? Will they let him grow; allow him play through mistakes he is bound to make? That is yet to be seen.

    Let him play. Give him at least 10-15 MPG this season and let`s see what happens.
  3. ggazoo69

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    If you're right, then Maxiell may be backing up the 4 and Delfino the 3. Wow, that'll be a small lineup. I wonder if Maxiell can get up and down the court fast.
  4. KP

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    From what I've seen of this year's summer league (Phoenix/NY games), he hasn't seemed to have improved much. Consequently, I don't expect to see much of him in the big leagues.

    But FP22 makes the best case for what he brings to the Pistons. If he can capitalize on these strengths, maybe he can prove us wrong.
  5. himat

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    Jason Maxiell isn;t in top condition, he isn't making free throws, and he isn't rebounding. All of this can be wworked on though. He's probably missing free throws and isn't digging in for the boards because he's too tired.
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    I've come to realize that standing reach (vs height) will continue to fall on deaf ears... or we might realize that he is really not undersized...
    Jmax uses his bulk to shield his shot release... he's really good at leading with his body to bump the defender off balance.

    On the defensive end he's hard to post up because he won't give ground... he also has active feet.
    His rebounding in the SL was on par for minutes played.
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    Slippy All-Star Administrator Forum Donor

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    A lot of our rebounding woes was due to dribble penetration forcing our big guys to rotate over. On the other side he crashed well and showed pretty good instincts.
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    I quite like that he is setting up on the mid-high block and working his man down looking for an avenue to attack.

    J-Max has game that is more suited to the NBA than Europe. He'll probably never be an 18/8 guy, but he can be a 14 PT, 7 REB, 2 BLK guy drawing a lot of fouls.
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    That works for me!
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    Yeah, a power version of Tayshaun.
  11. max

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    C/PF - In order of estimated PT. Sheed ( 6'11" ), Modamed ( 6'10" ),
    Dyess ( 6'9" ), Davis ( 6'11" ), Maxiel ( 6'7" - with wingspan - tks Merc ),
    Johnson ( 6'9" )

    SF: Tay ( 6'9" ), Delfino ( 6'7" ), Maxiel (6'7" ), Johnson (6'9" ),
    Dumpree (6'5" )

    Not too short.
  12. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Hmm... let me guess. You aren't a big fan of "Modamed" or "Dumpree" are you? :laugh:
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    Slippy All-Star Administrator Forum Donor

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    lol...i was thinking the same thing.:laugh:
  14. max

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    How so?

    I have Mohamed playing the 2nd most mins at the C/PF position even ahead of Dyess.

    Dupree is just being realistic. Dupree was a min pickup for depth purposes only. He probably would have been signed regardless of what happened this summer because he is a good deal for the price.
  15. linwood

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    I think you are being hassled about typos.
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    Yes, did not catch them. Perhaps its a subconcious slip.
  17. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    When I first saw "Modamed" I thought, honest mistake, just a typo, no big deal. But then I kept reading and saw "Dumpree" as well and thought that was too much of a coincidence, misspelling 2 players' names in a way that is unflattering to both.
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    Truthfully I am not all that hot on either of them. Call it a Freudian Slip.
  19. TWOTIMESRALPHI

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    I wouldn't say it's a fact that he's a bad rebounder- I remember him grabbing 12 against Milwaukee at the end of last season. Time will tell and if he becomes a 2nd Corliss, that would be enough.
  20. KP

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    Delfino is 6'6"
    Dupree is 6'7"

    You're right, not too short - no 7 footers though.

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