Will the Pistons finish above .500 for the season?

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Above .500?

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  2. No

    60.9%
  1. Walter

    Walter All-Star Forum Donor

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    Regardless of what happens, we'll do better than last year. Last year, when Monroe got into foul trouble, our frontline consisted of Maxiell and Jerebko. Between Slava and Drummond, we have another 12 fouls worth of size.
     
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    I'd be somewhat afraid to bet against the Pistons getting to .500 this year. I think that they have a 1 in 4 chance.
     
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    We'll be better at almost every position compared to last year.
    PG - Knight will be better after having a summer of NBA level offseason workouts and coaching throughout an extensive training camp.
    SG - Stuckey will be the same. He's given me no reason to think that he'll be any better than he was last year or the year befor that.
    SF- Prince will be Pirnce but he has a lot of backups that will be pushing him. The 3-spot will be better this season.
    PF- Monroe will have some growing pains but he'll do a much better job than JMax did last year.
    C - I gotta believe that between Slava and Drummond, they can get more production out of the Center spot than they did last season. I love Ben Wallace but he was only effective in short spurts.

    Bench - Better, hands down.

    ...All of that being said, the EC has improved at a much faster rate and a higher degree than the Pistons have.
    They'll be sub-.500 but more fun to watch than they've been in 4 years. I'm pumped to watch the kids progress - damn the W/L record!
     
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    I am looking forward to a bounce-back season for Jerebko. He was my favorite player two years ago. The injury hurt him big-time and his play last season was very disappointing. Hopefully, these national games he is currently playing will give him some confidence heading into the NBA season.
     
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    I agree.
    Although I don't think that he'll get much confidence from that final Eurobasket game where he had 8 turnovers.

    I'm hoping that Tay gets traded for a 1st rounder and an expiring so Jeb and Singler can push each other for the starting SF spot.
     
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    Stuckey went #103 ..

    Let's see which players are below:

    Mario Chalmers, Demar DeRozan, Evan Turner, Chris Kaman Among others..

    I really hope Monroe reach the top 70 or something like that.
     
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    Would you rather have Evan Turner or Rodney Stuckey?
     
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    Wow, the Pistons only have 1 player in the top 100. This is NOT a playoff team, folks.
     
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    Way to scare away the curious foreign lurkers.
     
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    Great opportunity to get in on the ground floor.
    I view it as a badge of honor that I rarely missed a game on TV when our biggest star was Terry Mills.
     
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    When T-Mill hit 11 straight 3's, I became a fan for life.

    I watched way more than my share of teal years games in the basement of my college house. It was always Nintendo 64 at halftime with Wayne Gretzky's hockey game or Golden eye.
     
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    I had just graduated college and was working at an advertising agency.
    Our company had a luxury box at the Palace and nobody from work ever wanted to take clients to Pistons games. They'd only use the suite for concerts. I ended up going to a lot of Pistons games during those years when fan interest was pretty low. By the end of the year, you could go to games and all us fans seemed to know each other.
     
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    I'd try my luck with Evan Turner. That man can read the court very well. And i've seen him run the play, I mean, being the point guard of one or two possessions.

    I'm not saying I want Turner in Detroit to play the PG, but is nice to have a shooting guard that can do some things other than collide against the defenders and hope for the best (meaning "the best" as getting the foul and perhaps the 2 and 1)

    As for tonight, Monroe name wasn't called yet. And we are into the top 80.
     
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    I'd take Stuckey over Turner. Turner has skills, but he's maddeningly inconsistent. As much as we slam Rodney, he's not a bad player. He's a decent guard in this league and is better than many other young hot shots that came after him. If he had been drafted by some bottom dweller that year, he would be one of the guards people here would've been wishing for.
     
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    I'd take Turner all day and everyday.
     
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    Philly isn't letting go of Turner for anything we have except GM. With Iggy gone he's a vital player.
     
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    Why?

    Turner shoots a bit better than Stuckey, but Rodney's the better 3pt shooter *shudder*
    Stuckey's a much better FT shooter and gets to the line 4 times as much as Turner does.
    Turner is a much better rebounder.
    Stuckey's slightly better in assists.
    Stuckey scores more than Turner in about same amount of PT.

    The best thing Turner has going for him is he was the #2 pick.
     
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    Philly's gonna miss Iggy.
     
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    Size and skill. It has taken Turner a bit to find his way (I think) so a 1 for 1 statistical comparison doesn't really work for me.

    Stuckey is consistently inconsistent where he'll play well for 15 games or so and then some mysterious ailment seems to knock him off track for 7-10 games. I'll be impressed if he can start the year off strongly but I am not counting on it.
     

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