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5 minutes ago, NYLion said:

He has horrendous shot mechanics and plays no defense. Lonzo has similar playmaking skills with a better overall game and he's no superstar.

Disagree about his mechanics. His ft%(which correlates well to mechanics) was solidly above average,  his athleticism is better than Lonzo and his decision making appears to be better.  He had a 4 to 1 ast to to ratio playing pro ball halfway around the world.  

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8 minutes ago, Keepleyland2 said:

I haven't heard one person at all suggest Lonzo has a better overall game. 

Lonzo is a much better defender. His release isn't quite as wonky either.  LaMelo is more athletic and is shiftier.

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Sounds like Buddha is getting his wish and we're taking Killian Hayes. Considering how the board fell I like it.  I think he could be solid if not borderline All Star caliber and shouldn't contribute much next year which is a bonus. 

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Hayes has a lot of potential although a bit raw still. He was one of my favorites at 7.

 

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Who knows if all these moves are going to work out but I like the fact Weaver is atleast trying things.  He could've just sat on his hands and did nothing and just stuck with the same roster we had.  Atleast he is trying to rebuild the team.

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Pistons wheeling and dealing tonight!

1) They took Killian Hayes and therefore the draft is a success.

2) I have no problem in dealing oft injured, unathletic Luke Kennard.  Really good shooter, underrated playmaker, but a sieve on defense and about to get really expensive.  Too bad it didn't work out, but I'm not going to pay him to try and find out whether his elite shooting ability pans out.

3) I'm fine taking Isaiah Stewart (even if he spells Isiah wrong... Piston joke).  A top 5 bball recruit who, while only 6'9, has a huge wingspan and a big time motor.  A guy who can dive to the rim on offense and protect the rim on defense and - unlike a former 7'0 player we might remember with limited on ball offensive ability - shouldn't sulk and pout his way out of the game if he doesn't get post ups and will instead recognize his role and do what he is good at rather than focus on his numbers and touches.  Do I sound bitter for Andre?  I am a little bitter for Andre...

Anyway, I think the NBA is evolving for guys who are 6'9 with 7/4 wingspans to be "centers".   The scouting on Stewart says he'll have trouble guarding perimeter guys on switches, which could be an issue.  An issue that the next guy probably won't have...

4) Like I said, trading Kennard for Bey is fine with me.  Kennard was about to get expensive and the Pistons are going nowhere fast soon.  No point in paying Kennard just because you drafted him, and he's been hurt so many times, it is a good gamble to let someone else take the chance he might be healthy and then pay him for that chance.

As for Bey, he appears to be the most celebrated Piston pick of the night.  He shares some of the traits all the Weaver picks have had so far: long, tough, competitive.  Arms are longer than his height and he should be able to be the lengthy wing player that is in vogue these days in the NBA.  Can switch for days.

5) Saben Lee.  Uber athletic guard who should be able to guard anyone on the floor.  His issue is he can't shoot straight and the Pistons will have to work on his mechanics.  Good second round flyer that could develop if they can fix his shot.  He's athletic enough to play in the NBA and, like the other Weaver picks, he's long.

6) See #1.  Our French Connection has grown and therefore the draft deserves an A grade.  Vive la France!  Nous allons enfants de la patrie, la jour de la gloire est arrive!   Contre nous de la tyrannie...you get the idea.

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I think Troy Weaver knows more about basketball than anyone on this board (even Buddha), so if Troy Weaver liked the draft, then that means it was a great draft. That’s just logic right there. 

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PS: After the 1st round... even though we didn't have a 2nd rounder... I kept hitting "refresh" thinking Weaver's got another trick up his sleeve.

Where is it, where is it, where is it... A-HAH!

Saben Lee!

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51 minutes ago, Buddha said:

we need Del back to tell me how wrong i am and how much troy weaver sucks.

Oh, you’re still wrong on plenty of other occasions.

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7 hours ago, RandyMarsh said:

Great summary Buddha, hard to argue any of that.

Especially the last paragraph. Vive La France!!!

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4 minutes ago, RatkoVarda said:

another trade

 

Was looking at the roster this morning and I was like, "Why is Khyri still on this team..."

Thanks, Troy.

btw, nail in the coffin on Wood with these picks and trades.  They aren't spending the money on him.  I'm ok with that.

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6 minutes ago, RatkoVarda said:

another trade

 

Hoops hype saying only $1 million guarenteed in 2021-22 so basically another expiring deal.

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