Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by pistonsfan, Nov 17, 2008.
you don't the AI trade was for the future? i bet the financial aspects were a huge part of it.
to say no on this from detroits end would be to fail as a GM.
Oh i agree with that, but at the same time it's a "win now" move whether it really is or whether it is disguised as that. That's what being sold to the fans. Trading Sheed kinda blows a hole in that picture.
Kaman probably gives us a better chance to win than Sheed does anyway. He scores more down low, he rebounds more effectively, and he would be a better matchup against the heavyweight contenders on defense. Sheed can be pretty clutch defensively, but I just don't see this team having a great shot against Boston, Cleveland, LA, or Phoenix with such a small frontcourt. The reason Dumars couldn't say no to this deal is because Kaman is up and coming, and Sheed is almost done. Hell, Sheed might even be bought and and resign with us if this were to happen. Unlikely that this would ever happen though. I think we're going to ride this group as far as they can take us.
sheed is one player we cannot afford to lose. so no.
Hmmm... This is not what I was thinking when I read 3-way in the thread title.
I think some folks are still living in 2004... there is a real possibility that Sheed will not re-signed next summer... meaning he could walk with zero compensation... it's not a great FA market. Kaman is the better player today... and good use of 9.5M Bombs away Sheed... clank
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