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2 minutes ago, Betrayer said:

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.

I wouldn't say that yet in regards to Wood. Apparently Dedmon is about to be moved again, seems like Weaver wants to clear cap space.

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1 minute ago, NYLion said:

I'm a big fan of what Weaver is doing. None of this dithering and half measures like previous GMs. He has a plan and he's cleaning house sweeping out the old regime which was a complete disaster. 

Yup.

I remember going back and forth with a few people on this board about how it's not possible to be this aggressive and their acceptance of the usual Detroit complacency.  So glad we finally have a GM who's kicking down some doors, cleaning house, and proving that this can be done.  Maybe it works, maybe the players don't pan out, but at least we're doing something and not standing in the middle of the road anymore.

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6 minutes ago, NYLion said:

since Dumars lost his marbles

Joe was so good for a few years, and then not good - at all

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4 minutes ago, Betrayer said:

Yup.

I remember going back and forth with a few people on this board about how it's not possible to be this aggressive and their acceptance of the usual Detroit complacency.  So glad we finally have a GM who's kicking down some doors, cleaning house, and proving that this can be done.  Maybe it works, maybe the players don't pan out, but at least we're doing something and not standing in the middle of the road anymore.

and kudos to tom gores for letting him do it and no longer futzing around with trying to make the playoffs at all costs.

cant wait for the pistons to get good again and gores to retire his own number.

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5 minutes ago, Buddha said:

and kudos to tom gores for letting him do it and no longer futzing around with trying to make the playoffs at all costs.

cant wait for the pistons to get good again and gores to retire his own number.

Buddha is on fire today!

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7 minutes ago, RandyMarsh said:

Buddha is on fire today!

He got his Frenchie 2 drafts in row. That's "Lions winning the Superbowl" level of excitement for Buddha.

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21 minutes ago, Betrayer said:

Yup.

I remember going back and forth with a few people on this board about how it's not possible to be this aggressive and their acceptance of the usual Detroit complacency.  So glad we finally have a GM who's kicking down some doors, cleaning house, and proving that this can be done.  Maybe it works, maybe the players don't pan out, but at least we're doing something and not standing in the middle of the road anymore.

Pretty much. Maybe this strategy doesn't work but what we do know is that the old strategy wasn't working. The definition of insanity....well you know the rest. I, for one, welcome our new "Blowing **** up" overlord.

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7 minutes ago, Hongbit said:

Wow.  Buddha just gave props to Tom Gores.

i need a shower.

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2 hours ago, Buddha said:

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

Ehhh

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50 minutes ago, Betrayer said:

Yup.

I remember going back and forth with a few people on this board about how it's not possible to be this aggressive and their acceptance of the usual Detroit complacency.  So glad we finally have a GM who's kicking down some doors, cleaning house, and proving that this can be done.  Maybe it works, maybe the players don't pan out, but at least we're doing something and not standing in the middle of the road anymore.

To be fair, didn’t we kind of have to wait for Drummond to exit before this type of thing could be done?

It’s great, though. I love a good housecleaning. 

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Just now, Shelton said:

To be fair, didn’t we kind of have to wait for Drummond to exit before this type of thing could be done?

It’s great, though. I love a good housecleaning. 

Waiting would have been one way.  I mean, with that mindset we could still have been sitting here waiting while Drummond picked up his option.

The other way is to be aggressive in a trade.  We finally did it and that's great, but it's something we should have done sooner.  Problem is the organization was still walking the middle of the road.  I'm happy we're no longer doing that and Weaver has come out swinging.

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I'm no cap guru, but what I'm reading is that the Dedmon for Snell swap serves two purposes:

1. Free up an extra roster spot (Thomas)

2. Next year Dedmon can be included in a trade as an expiring for 13M, whereas Snell's contract doesn't work that way.  So, it's a better contract for the purposes of making further moves or to trade to someone else who wants to make further moves.

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1 hour ago, Buddha said:

and kudos to tom gores for letting him do it and no longer futzing around with trying to make the playoffs at all costs...

I think this is the key that finally got the ball rolling...

As long as Gores was **** bent for the playoffs we were stuck in the same rut, year after year. 

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1 hour ago, Hongbit said:

Wow.  Buddha just gave props to Tom Gores.

#2020.

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1 hour ago, RandyMarsh said:

Buddha is on fire this week.

Not only that, you can just feel a breath of fresh air around here.

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29 minutes ago, Shelton said:

I feel like there has to be a Blake deal about to go down. 

Nothing bolted down (nothing should be), and the Pistons finally have a GM that appears to have a vision.

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3 hours ago, RatkoVarda said:

no surprise

 

This is excellent.  Dump the dead weight and get a fresh start.

So, who's left from last year?
Sekou
Svi
Rose
Griffin

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27 minutes ago, Betrayer said:

This is excellent.  Dump the dead weight and get a fresh start.

So, who's left from last year?
Sekou
Svi
Rose
Griffin

i'm sure he would deal rose and griffin in a minute if he could.

the other two are young enough to stick around.  sekou is still young and might have an opportunity to get better.  and - even though he's french - i saw a lot of warning signs last year that worried me.  hopefully he shows some progress this year.  he is only 19.

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I haven’t been this excited about the Pistons since before Platinum Equity became a on-court sponsor.     

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1 hour ago, Buddha said:

i'm sure he would deal rose and griffin in a minute if he could.

the other two are young enough to stick around.  sekou is still young and might have an opportunity to get better.  and - even though he's french - i saw a lot of warning signs last year that worried me.  hopefully he shows some progress this year.  he is only 19.

I have a feeling that they might want to keep Rose to have a vet around with all the new young guys in the fold then trade him at the deadline when he might have more value. 

BTW, it turns out that the Pistons traded FOUR!!! 2nd rounders in the Kennard deal and got Jaylen Hands from the Nets so essentially, Bey+Hands for Kennard+4 2nds. Yeesh, pretty pricey if you ask me but at least the Pistons 2nds are in the '24-'26 drafts when they should be a better team (the first one is a '23 Portland 2nd).

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