You're the GM: Pistons' offseason

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  1. TaS

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    That's incredibly coincidental.

    The Pistons have sort of put themselves in typical Lions territory... in that it doesn't really matter what position we draft because every position needs an upgrade... except SG, which is the equivalent of wide receiver.

    We need a QB and a defensive line the most. But we also need special teams.
     
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    Knight would be great pick for the Pistons if the scenario above occurs, but I know he will be gone by the 8th pick unless they trade up to get a shot at him...
     
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    Some of the mock drafts I just looked at on nba.com have him going as high as #3.
     
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    Yep most have him going 3-4 so no matter how much he loves the Pistons, we don't get him, unless fellow Wildcat Prince convinces Joe/Tom/whomever is incharge at piston.org to trade Stuckey or Rip+ change to the Jazz or Cavs....
     
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    Ah yes, we are the world...I mean, yes...yes...yes...we have common ground.

    Wake me when this is over.
     
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    Yea, I understand this generational historical reference. But the last name is not Ford. Then again, who really knows.
     
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    Since I've never seen any the foreigners play, I'm hoping we draft one of them.

    The Pistons best strategy is positioning themselves for the 2012 draft. Drafting one of those foreign big men will guarantee more sucktitude - especially since we'll be a lot younger with the loss of Tay (thank god for that). Also, at that time, Rip will be an expiring contract and much more tradeable.

    The Pistons should have a "let's hope we're pretty good by 2013, at which time we can have the honor of being decimated in the early playoffs by one of the three teams that gets enough top colluding stars on their roster" strategy.

    This really is a dumb-ass league.
     
  13. Ernie the Slow Adult

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    The Bulls looked like they were one scorer away from beating the Heat and the C's had a chance if they kept/had their thought to be size advantage.

    The Lakers were thought to be unbeatable in the early 00's.
     
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    The budget is pretty tight. I took a quick look at the salary situation and going in to the 2011/12 season we have 48.3M tied up in this awesome crew:

    Bynum, White
    Rip, Bengo
    Daye
    CV, JMax
    GM, Ben?

    Our two picks adds 2.6M (8th) and 0.5M (33rd) so now we have 51.4M. The current salary cap is at 58.0M which leaves us with 6.6M to spend on FA and expiring contracts. If we sign both picks we have 11 players and 10 if Ben chooses to retire but that would add 2.2M to our wallet. Here are the expiring contracts sorted by what I've registered as the general PF.com view.

    Keepers
    JJ

    Debatables
    Stuckey
    Wilcox
    Summers

    Goners
    T-Mac
    Prince

    Feel free to split the 6.6M on the guys you want to keep! We need a few guys to fill up the roster so the situation looks a bit worse than what I thought and this is with the 2010/11 cap.

    Edit: Salary source - http://hoopshype.com/salaries/detroit.htm
     
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    we can go over the cap to sign our own players though, and we wouldn't have to waive our mid-level, so we could sign a FA in addition to keeping any of our players that are restricted.
     
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    Lucky us.
     
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    Once the new ownership gets approved it looks like nothing can stop us from bringing back all they key pieces from the 30 win team.
     
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    We sure could. Not saying it's the only thing we need but I took a look at the centers in this free agent class and this is the guys I came up with:

    Tyson Chandler, expensive
    Nene Hilario, expensive
    Marc Gasol, expensive
    DeAndre Jordan, expensive
    Yao Ming, fragile
    Kwame Brown, tiny hands
    Joel Przybilla, bad and fragile
    Greg Oden, fragile
    Chuck Hayes, JMax
    Jeff Foster, medicre and old

    This leaves:

    Samuel Dalembert
    Nenad Krstic
    Nazr Mohammed

    If we were to draft Valanciunas/Biyombo, resign JJ at 4M/y (or whatever he's getting, I have no idea after him being out for the season), Stuckey at 6M/y, and use the MLE on a center we could assemble this juggernaut of a team for a few millions below 70M:

    Stuckey, Bynum
    Bengo, Rip
    JJ, Daye
    GM, CV
    Dalembert/Krstic/Mohammed, Valanciunas/Biyombo

    Bench: JMax, Ben, White, 33rd pick
     
  19. BillLaimbeer

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    When do season tickets go on sale?
     
  20. coynejeremy

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    I have a feeling you're definitely getting the ILP this year again, no?
     

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