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  1. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    Especially with Kyrie gone and no IT2. The game will be a joke without Lebron. Kevin Love vs the Celtics? No thanks.
  2. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    By that logic you can throw out the stats for the majority of this team and half the other teams in the league. But let's not forget that he had some minutes in February when Baynes got hurt as well. That's when people started to ride the Boban train.
  3. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    I've watched all of the games that were broadcast and I don't see it. He looks just like he did last year at the start of the season - remember, there were reports of the same sort of weight loss then too. He still looks soft. Let's not pretend he came to camp looking like David Robinson. The FT shooting is a great sign. I'm hopeful that he can be above 50% this year and I said so in previous comments as well as my season prediction post. The truth is that little of this matters until he learns to play defense with a higher IQ and effort every minute he's on the court. Dre becoming a great defender is the difference between the Pistons being a perennial 6-10 seed and the Pistons being a 3-4 seed. But, I haven't seen any signs of that changing in his preseason performances. Then again everyone is 0-0 until later this week, so I guess we'll see. Hopefully he proves me wrong.
  4. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    SVG is going to have him shoot the Technical Foul free throws this year.
  5. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    How about Dre? Oh wait, you said "defensive". So, I guess not.
  6. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    Pretty sure that's only on FSWI, not FSD.
  7. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    He's the GM and he signed the guy to a long term contract. There's nobody else to blame. As you said, Reggie had some history with this and he also came in with the breathing/asthma issues that are a serious problem for a guy you expect to be on the court for 35 minutes a night. That's before we even get into the previous locker room stuff and the question of whether or not you think Reggie's ceiling was higher if his knee wasn't injured (which I'm not so sure of). It's mostly hindsight for us fans, but it's SVGM's job to see it coming. And yeah, maybe it's not all completely under his control, but that's the role and the responsibility that comes with it. There's no doom and gloom from me on Ish starting. I like Ish's attitude, effort, and court vision much better than Reggie's. They both have their limitations in different areas and I don't see the Pistons as more than a 500 team with either of them at the helm, so whatever is best. My doom and gloom was only about our prospects of getting any value at all for Reggie once he gets benched and what infection will fester in the locker room as a result.
  8. 2017-18 Prediction Thread

    My predictions... East Celtics (55) Cavs (51) Wizards (50) Raptors (48) Bucks (44) Heat (42) Pistons (40) 76ers (39) -------- Hornets (38) West Warriors (67) Rockets (63) Thunder (54) Spurs (50) Twolves (46) Grizzlies (43) Trailblazers (42) Utah (41) -------- Nuggets (40) MVP - James (no Kyrie and IT2 out for a while) DPOY - Leonard Finals Golden State over Cleveland 4-1 Piston Stuff --Playoffs: 40 wins is good enough for 7th in the East. We get CLE in the first round and go 0-4. --Drummond takes a huge leap forward at the FT line and gets above 50% --Ish gets the starting role (not just fill-in starter) at some point this season --SVG goes with Stanley + Harris at the starting 3 and 4 to begin the year --Stanley Johnson basically becomes KCP from a couple years ago - plays hard on defense and hustles, but makes a good amount of defensive mistakes and on offense he goes from average to frustratingly terrible at times. --Leuer sees most of the backup Center minutes --A significant trade happens (starter or major rotation player) with Reggie being the most likely option
  9. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    SVG doesn't give a definitive answer when asked who will start at PG. Sign of something to come or just baseless speculation? http://www.espn.com/blog/nba/rumors/post/_/id/45378/rumor-central-will-stan-van-gundy-stick-with-reggie-jackson I really have no problem with Ish being the starter. They played better with him at the helm last year and not much looks to have changed. None of the PGs on this roster have a ceiling any higher than their current output in my eyes. The real issue with it is that Reggie continues to plummet in value and you're probably stuck with him for 3 years as a ~17 million dollar backup (and probably a locker room problem) once you've given his starting job away. Huge swing and miss by SVGM with the Reggie contract.
  10. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    Is there any legit way to watch tonight's preseason game?
  11. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    Boban is a giant who presents major problems for defenses in his own right. It's great to be reactive during a game based upon the flow, but there's something to be said for coming into the game with a mindset of imposing your will on the opponent rather than the opposite. Not only that, guys react better to set rotations and minutes. They get into a rhythm and they don't get into the situation where they're forcing things or feeling like they could get yanked at any point. Primary backup one day and then DNP-CD for the next 3 games is not the way to coach.
  12. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    NBA needs less teams, not more. As far as Friday's game goes, it was all about Ish. He ruled the second half of the game and there was a huge dropoff when Galloway came in. Ellenson's shot was on for sure, but he still looked rough on defense. SJ had a decent game, which for him is phenomenal. Kennard had a really bad shooting game, but then found some buckets during garbage time to make his stat line look respectable. Moreland is Drummond without the terrible contract, extra weight, and desire to score - pulled down 13 rebounds in 21 minutes and just did his job. SVG didn't play Boban because he was looking to get Leuer and Moreland extra time at Center. Also, in true SVG style, I'd imagine he's only going to play Boban in certain matchups during the year, being reactive rather than imposing our will on others.
  13. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    They've got it up and running, but the audio is lagging again. Ugh.
  14. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    Foxsports doesn't seem to be loading the game for me...anyone else?
  15. 2017 Pistons Offseason Thread

    Bad news for the Hornets who were supposed to be fighting for a spot in the same 6-8 seed area that the Pistons will be hoping to reach.