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I think this will be the rotation

Starters

PG- Jackson

SG- Bradley

SF- Johnson

PF- Harris

C- Drummond

Bench

PG- Ish

SG- Galloway

SF- Kennard

PF- Tolliver

C- Leuer

Tolliver/Boban switch off playing based on matchups. Some games Leuer plays more C against small teams and PF others against bigger teams.

Kennard could lose minutes to Bullock.

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7 minutes ago, Sydney_Fife said:

I think this will be the rotation

Starters

PG- Jackson

SG- Bradley

SF- Johnson

PF- Harris

C- Drummond

Bench

PG- Ish

SG- Galloway

SF- Kennard

PF- Tolliver

C- Leuer

Tolliver/Boban switch off playing based on matchups. Some games Leuer plays more C against small teams and PF others against bigger teams.

Kennard could lose minutes to Bullock.

Seems about right.

I might swap Moreland for Boban because he plays defense. And it would be fun watching the board melt down.

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7 minutes ago, Deleterious said:

Seems about right.

I might swap Moreland for Boban because he plays defense. And it would be fun watching the board melt down.

I think Leuer will be okay at center, and they could run Tolliver at the 4 more if he's making shots

Could definitely see Moreland take over the situational role from Boban, though.

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My predictions...

East

Celtics (55)
Cavs (51)
Wizards (50)
Raptors (48)
Bucks (44)
Heat (42)
Pistons (40)
76ers (39)
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Hornets (38)

West
Warriors (67)
Rockets (63)
Thunder (54)
Spurs (50)
Twolves (46)
Grizzlies (43)
Trailblazers (42)
Utah (41)
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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
 

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41 minutes ago, Casimir said:

Anyone scaling back their predictions on Cleveland for the postseason?

No, I'm pretty happy with my ECF loss prediction.

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On 8/17/2017 at 9:58 PM, mickeyb105 said:

--Pistons win 47 games. 

--Boban averages 13 and 10 in 18 MIN for about 20 games before going down with a stress fracture in his foot. 

--Reggie averages 18/8/ 38 3pt and narrowly misses an AS game. 

--Leuer is traded before the deadline. 

--CLE does not represent the East in the Finals this year. 

--MKE wins 51 games and makes an ECF. 

47 wins could really happen.

Early results say that Boban won't get a shot to play so much he breaks his foot.

Reggie's numbers are a little lower than projected, but his play has rebounded.

As bad as Leuer has been, Ellenson played himself out the rotation in one game awhile back.  Not looking good for a Leuer trade now.

Will IT4 be healthy enough to save CLE?

MKE with Bledsoe give them a shot at ECF and 51 wins.

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1 hour ago, Casimir said:

Anyone scaling back their predictions on Cleveland for the postseason?

No, I'm sad the price on them winning the ECF hasn't dropped more.  I wanna load up.

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1 hour ago, Deleterious said:

No, I'm sad the price on them winning the ECF hasn't dropped more.  I wanna load up.

Yeah, I am not scared of Washington, Toronto or Milwaukee.

The only team that can give them a real run in the East is Boston. But all of this really hinges on IT. If he comes back and is not healthy/ineffective, Cleveland is in trouble. 

 
If IT comes back and is even 80% of what he was last season, give me Cleveland. 

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3 hours ago, Casimir said:

Anyone scaling back their predictions on Cleveland for the postseason?

Nope.  They are still the favorites to get to the NBA finals, the regular season outside of the big matchups means nothing to these guys.

I'd be really surprised somebody in the east beat them in a best of 7, just can't see it.  Lebron is still the most dominant force on the basketball planet when he decides that he wants to be.

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On ‎8‎/‎17‎/‎2017 at 11:44 AM, Sydney_Fife said:

51 wins. Jackson returns and plays at a high level. Bradley makes first team all defense. Drummond's surgery and weight loss helps him and he makes the ASG. Harris averages 18 PPG.

Galloway is a pleasant surprise off the bench. Kennard plays a lot.... in GR.

Now this is pretty spot on so far.

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So, what type of finish do the pistons seem on track for at this point? It seems like they are off to a good start, of course. Is a 5 seed possible?

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2 hours ago, Shelton said:

So, what type of finish do the pistons seem on track for at this point? It seems like they are off to a good start, of course. Is a 5 seed possible?

 Right now I think Boston is a lock for the #1 seed and the Pistons have a legit shot at anything else.

4/5/6 is where I see them ending up. Small shot at 2/3 and a small shot at 7/8.

My nightmare scenario is they finish 4th and get home court but Cleveland finishes 5th.

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2 hours ago, Deleterious said:

 Right now I think Boston is a lock for the #1 seed and the Pistons have a legit shot at anything else.

4/5/6 is where I see them ending up. Small shot at 2/3 and a small shot at 7/8.

My nightmare scenario is they finish 4th and get home court but Cleveland finishes 5th.

so you've revised your opinion on boston a bit...

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1 minute ago, Buddha said:

omg!  mickey is back!  

mickey, we thought penn state killed you.  :)

You would have probably preferred that. 

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3 hours ago, Deleterious said:

 Right now I think Boston is a lock for the #1 seed and the Pistons have a legit shot at anything else.

4/5/6 is where I see them ending up. Small shot at 2/3 and a small shot at 7/8.

My nightmare scenario is they finish 4th and get home court but Cleveland finishes 5th.

Wow. Is the east really that bad?

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43 minutes ago, Buddha said:

so you've revised your opinion on boston a bit...

No. They will still be sacrificial lambs in the playoffs.

They were the #1 seed last year as well.

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1 hour ago, mickeyb105 said:

You would have probably preferred that. 

nyah, i like you.

if rutgers rises up and kills del, that would be fine.

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31 minutes ago, Buddha said:

nyah, i like you.

if rutgers rises up and kills del, that would be fine.

Rutgers has their chance. Del survives another year. 

But for real, I want all of you to live for a long time. At least until 2018 just to see how this lions season turns out.  

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Rutgers has their chance. Del survives another year. 
But for real, I want all of you to live for a long time. At least until 2018 just to see how this lions season turns out.  
Go Scarlet Knights

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The roster building by SVG has been interesting. Rather than tank, he's acquired and invested in a lot of depth pieces. He's spending over $30 million on his bench. So, while most of the league is positioning themselves for a shot to 2 or 3 stars via FA or the draft, he went the opposite way. In theory, the Pistons should have some of the best depth in the NBA whereas most of the teams are top heavy.

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18 hours ago, Scottwood said:

The roster building by SVG has been interesting. Rather than tank, he's acquired and invested in a lot of depth pieces. He's spending over $30 million on his bench. So, while most of the league is positioning themselves for a shot to 2 or 3 stars via FA or the draft, he went the opposite way. In theory, the Pistons should have some of the best depth in the NBA whereas most of the teams are top heavy.

That number is little bit misleading because of Marjanovic, who is our highest paid bench player and does very little to give us some of the best depth in the NBA.  If he made something more comparable to what Moreland makes, I wonder how our bench spending would compare to other teams.  

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You're at $28.8M with Leuer, Galloway, Ish, Tolliver, and Bullock.  

Some random benches:

Boston: Hard to guess their bench right now with so many injuries.  Safe to say it's under $20M though.

Charlotte: Again, tons of injuries.  But guessing around $25M.

Cleveland: Shrump, Frye, and Korver are $24.7M alone.  They are lucky Rose and Wade are on vet mins under $2M each.

Golden State: Iggy, Livingston, and Nick Young are 27.5M alone.

Houston: Assuming Gordon goes back to the bench when CP3 returns, about $30M.

OKC: $20M neighborhood.

Spurs: $25M or so.

Toronto: Not even $20M, might be under $15M.  They play a lot of young players off the bench.

Washington: Just under $30M.  $16.6M of it goes to Mahinmi.  

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1 hour ago, Hart said:

That number is little bit misleading because of Marjanovic, who is our highest paid bench player and does very little to give us some of the best depth in the NBA.  If he made something more comparable to what Moreland makes, I wonder how our bench spending would compare to other teams.  

Boban makes $5,881,260 this year--less than Ish, Leuer and Galloway according to Hoops Hype.

He is making more than Josh Smith, though.

http://hoopshype.com/salaries/detroit_pistons/

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