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  1. 313DetroitCity

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    Yep, I have friends in NY. I'll go visit them a couple times a year and enjoy the city. That's enough for me, I much prefer the comfortable life I've made for myself.
  2. 313DetroitCity

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    That is the life man. I value the same things with my life. I'll pass on the expensive car and huge house for less stress in life. I make enough to pay my bills and to save some for the future. I have enough time to do the things I love doing, have time to spend with my family/friends and to wake up in the morning not anxious about the day. I have old college friends who moved to NY to chase the work life and they are downright miserable. I went to visit them and said how great it must be to have all those great restaurants and events right at your fingertips but they said they don't even have the time to do anything but work.
  3. 313DetroitCity

    POTUS' PROSTITUTES

    Fox News would run that story on a 24/7 loop. And Republicans would lose their minds.
  4. 313DetroitCity

    2018 Playoff Race

    They aren't great, but the Bucks should be better than they are. They have an elite star player and several "good enough" role players like Middleton & Bledsoe.
  5. 313DetroitCity

    POTUS Impeachment Watch

    But this is what Republicans have been doing to people on the left for years. People who are now offended by this tactic were often the ones who questioned Obama's citizenship and accused him of being a radical.
  6. 313DetroitCity

    2018 Pistons Offseason

    You can criticize SVG for moves he made, but you can't possibly say he doesn't make moves. The guy has made monumental changes to the starting lineup, year after year. Within his tenure, he cut Josh Smith, let Monroe walk, traded for Jackson, let KCP walk, traded for Tobias & Bradley, and then traded them for Griffin. That is a lot of movement in the starting lineup. I understand the salary cap makes it harder for him to make big moves again, but don't count it out. He has been aggressive on the trade market and has a good track record with the trades he made.
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    2018 Pistons Offseason

    The team should have done better. But Reggie being injured isn't an "excuse", it is a key factor for poor play. The team performed significantly better with Reggie in the starting lineup. The unfortunate thing is that Reggie's health problems make relying on him nearly impossible next season. We can't expect him to come back and play a full season. Upgrading the PG position needs to the main priority for this team this off-season. I am comfortable with Kennard as the starting 2 guard next season. He showed that he is a good shooter, performed better as a starter than he did off the bench, and isn't a dumpster fire on defense. Give him another off-season of development, and I think his assertiveness on offense will increase. I am also comfortable with Bullock at the 3. Similar to Kennard - Bullock can shoot the ball and he can do enough of the other things to stay relevant. Not a star by any means, but solid enough. The 4/5 is settled with Blake & Drummond. Putting 3 shooters around the Blake/Drummond front court is the path for this team to succeed. The front office will also need to hit on smaller contracts like they did with Bullock & Tolliver.
  8. 313DetroitCity

    2018 Playoff Race

    I could see this happening. Bower is the guy that would be moved at this point. I think Tellum took his current position with the Pistons to eventually get the GM job.
  9. if you are exceptional in almost every other area of the game, you can make do. If you can't shoot and have another deficiency...good luck.
  10. 313DetroitCity

    Game 76: Pistons @ Knicks, 5:00pm 03/31/2018

    I agree with this completely. There were chances to make things happen & SVG botched it. His draft record has not been good. And he missed on some FA signings (Leuer & Galloway in particular are hurting us this year). But the idea that "there is no hope" and "we are stuck" isn't really true. Yes, we don't have a draft pick this year. But we do have all future picks. We do have 2 all-star caliber players. We do have good role players on cheap contracts. We do have the ability to shore up the bench in FA (look at how he did with Baynes, Ish, Bullock and Tolliver on the cheap). We do have the possibility of a guy like Kennard developing into a much better player. My overall issue with the conversation regarding the Pistons is the attempt by people to shut down any conversation with "OH BOY PEOPLE THINK WE CAN IMPROVE??? WE SUCK AND WILL ALWAYS SUCK!"
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    Game 76: Pistons @ Knicks, 5:00pm 03/31/2018

    I get that. I am tired of this performance. But if they were 3rd or 4th in the East I would enjoy the season and see what happens. Some who say "who cares if they were 3rd, they still wouldn't win a championship." I think that line of thinking is just setting yourself up for constant disappointment. The reality is loaded veteran teams like OKC probably can't win a title. The NBA is freaking hard to win. it isn't the NFL where you go on a short run and win. You need everything to hit right.
  12. 313DetroitCity

    Game 76: Pistons @ Knicks, 5:00pm 03/31/2018

    Fact still remains that there plan to be title contenders will take a minimum of ~7 years IF they ever get there. And that is a big "if". Take a look around the league and see how many talented teams don't win titles. Even Westbrook & Durant couldn't win it. Milwaukee is barely better than Detroit and they have Giannis. Houston with Harden can't get there either. The jump from good to title contending is a massive leap to take. And if you consider anything less to be pointless, you are going to put yourself in a tough situation.
  13. 313DetroitCity

    Game 76: Pistons @ Knicks, 5:00pm 03/31/2018

    But that is the question isn't it? Will their pups develop into dogs? History shows the majority of teams that tank fail at that. And I don't think we've ever seen a franchise tank to this extent intentionally. As far as the upside, SVG's mistake was not recognizing limitations on guys earlier. He could have used guys like KCP, Tobias & AB for draft picks earlier if he wanted to. You can acquire assets without tanking. And you can do this without completely blowing the roster up. Look at how Utah was able to pivot and stay competitive even after losing Hayward. They never tanked but are still doing well.
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    Game 76: Pistons @ Knicks, 5:00pm 03/31/2018

    I get what you're saying, and it is all very reasonable. With a healthy Reggie/Blake/Drummond and role players like Kennard, Bullock and Stanley I think you can find yourself in the 4th seed or so in the East. Definitely not a championship contending team. But I also think people seriously underestimate how long tanking takes, and how difficult it is to execute. The Sixers just had a historically bad 4 year stretch (75-253 record). They are still nowhere near being a championship contender in year 5. In fact, a 1st round victory would be a success for them. Going into next season, would you really consider them to be title contenders? I don't. You are then looking at 6 years into the process and no guarantee on what happens next. That isn't to say that tanking a season or two is stupid. It can work. But SVG's plan wasn't built on aging players. It was built on young guys taking leaps in performance (Reggie, KCP, Drummond). It then pivoted to other guys when the improvements weren't made (Tobias, Bradley), and then pivoted again to get Griffin. SVG owns that the pivots didn't work as he wanted.
  15. 313DetroitCity

    Game 76: Pistons @ Knicks, 5:00pm 03/31/2018

    As an aside, I think SVG's entire front office plan hinged on Reggie Jackson being an all-star level PG and for Andre to be a dominant big man. Andre took a big step to being that dominant player this year. But Reggie's health problems completely threw this franchise off course. SVG owns some responsibility for that, and they should have taken it into consideration when signing him. It is really disappointing to know that things would look VERY different if he was at 100% as a 27 year old PG in his prime.