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Well, this will be must see TV if it happens:

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"I don't do stuff (on the court) just to have fun," Drummond said. "If I'm taking those shots, (it's because) I'm working on it for the upcoming season. Those are shots that I'm gonna be taking. I make at least 200 corner 3s every day before I leave the gym. I'm getting them up. I'm getting the same shot up over and over again, so I'm getting more comfortable with it. It's been great so far." 

The 6'11 Drummond has made just five of 30 three-pointers over his six-year career.

https://971theticket.radio.com/articles/drummond-says-three-pointers-are-shots-im-gonna-be-taking-under-casey

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https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2788094-nba-teams-that-should-tank-2018-19-season#slide5

 

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5 NBA Teams That Should Tank 2018-19 Season

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#5. DETROIT PISTONS

Just three Detroit Pistons are slated to make more than $10 million this season: Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson.

The Pistons should try to get rid of all of them.

No one on our list has a more difficult way forward than Detroit, which is saddled with four more years and $141.7 million in obligations to Griffin. Drummond is due $81.3 million over the next three seasons, while Jackson, owning the least onerous deal of the three, will collect $35.1 million over the final two years of his agreement.

Griffin is 29, has at least one surgery every year, has missed 107 games over the past four seasons and is in obvious athletic decline. Drummond is a dinosaur at center, and Jackson is a mid-tier starter who has missed 70 games in his three full seasons with the team.

That's not a core. That's a disaster—particularly at such high prices.

Like the Hornets, who enter their first season with a new coach and front office (though the Pistons still don't have a GM installed), Detroit faces pressure to stay relevant. A new $863 million arena was, on average, just 82.9 percent full in its first full season, a figure that ranked 29th in the NBA. How empty will the joint be if the Pistons tank?

Still, the Griffin deal is a crippler. It's the kind of contract that can, if allowed to linger, ruin a franchise for a half-decade. Moving it may be impossible, but the Pistons have to try. Maybe Stan Van Gundy will land somewhere that grants him personnel power like the Pistons did (fat chance), and he'll deal for Griffin again. Otherwise, Detroit will have to get creative if it wants to move such an overwhelmingly crummy deal.

The Pistons have to know they're not going to compete with the East's upper crust. The Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers are primed to contend for a long time. The Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards are better than Detroit now and have brighter futures.

If the Pistons begin this rebuild now by initiating the demolition phase, maybe they'll be ready to ascend as the East's top tier weakens in few seasons.

That's a bleak outlook, and even if Detroit embraces it, moving on from its bad deals may be impossible.

In franchise-building and in life, the right decision is almost always the hard one. Detroit must accept the rough times ahead.

 

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53 minutes ago, Betrayer said:

Please trade him now. Please. Before he becomes Josh Smith 2.0

In no way, shape or form are they even remotely alike. 

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3 minutes ago, 313DetroitCity said:

Watching him shoot one 3 pointer a game won't be must see TV. 

 I would not have given you a plug-nickel for his chances of ever shooting 60% from the FT line -  so I'm not sayin' nothin'.

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It's possible that Andre could sink 20-25% of his 3 point shots if he really works on developing it.  He improved his FT shooting to 60%, which is an impressive improvement over his career mid-30s%, but my thought is if you struggle at the FT line - which Drummond still does - you're not likely to be a very good 3 point shooter.

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MGM has been active in securing deals with non-Nevada, non-MGM properties to run their Books.  On the heels of a flurry of bad press over the past calendar year (charging for parking, Mandalay Bay Massacre, suing the Massacre survivors, and more) it seems this is a coup for MGM.  At the very least, it promises them a lot of advertising during NBA games.

 

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With the recent legalization of gambling in sports, I wonder if/when conspiracies about players and teams throwing games will start to become prominent.

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18 minutes ago, Euphdude said:

With the recent legalization of gambling in sports, I wonder if/when conspiracies about players and teams throwing games will start to become prominent.

you can count on it not being long. There is a reason society kept it illegal for so long, and human nature hasn't changed, so society is going to have rediscover again what the lobbying from gamblers persuaded it to forget.

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For all the negatives more money bring to the game, it is much harder to convince a guy making $5M - $10M annually to throw a game than a guy making $5K - $10K, to say nothing of the disincentives for entire organizations to throw games.

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4 hours ago, Euphdude said:

With the recent legalization of gambling in sports, I wonder if/when conspiracies about players and teams throwing games will start to become prominent.

why would the legalization of gambling make pro athletes more susceptible to gambling conspiracies?

i assume that illegal gambling with its underground governed by violence and silence would make that more likely.

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Just now, Buddha said:

why would the legalization of gambling make pro athletes more susceptible to gambling conspiracies?

i assume that illegal gambling with its underground governed by violence and silence would make that more likely.

Because it’s what people do. I don’t think there will be any schemes to throw games on purpose, but America is a wacky place filled with wacky people. 

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1 minute ago, Euphdude said:

Because it’s what people do. I don’t think there will be any schemes to throw games on purpose, but America is a wacky place filled with wacky people. 

ok.  but what about legalizing gambling makes that more likely? 

people did that before it was legalized.

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7 hours ago, Betrayer said:

i think svg was a very bad gm for the pistons, but even i think thats a bit harsh.  he missed on his draft picks and made a bunch of trades to secure good players on great player salaries, but what do you do to get a superstar if you dont draft one?

i think the pistons have a team that can make the second round of the playoffs.  whats the alternative?  being orlando?

anyway, this is all gores' fault and i have a feeling the next two years will be the best the pistons will be for the next decade unless they get lucky in the lottery.

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https://www.hoopsrumors.com/2018/07/pistons-to-sign-center-johnny-hamilton.html

 
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July 31st 2018 at 4:23pm CST by Dana Gauruder

Center Johnny Hamilton is signing a partially-guaranteed, one-year contract with the Pistons, Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype tweets.

It’s a training camp deal and he’ll likely be an affiliate player who will spend next season with their G League club, the Grand Rapids Drive, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com tweets. Hamilton showed strong scoring instincts on the Pistons’ summer league team in Las Vegas, Langlois adds.

Hamilton, 24, played one season with the University of Texas-Arlington after transferring from Virginia Tech. The 7-footer posted averages of 11.1 PPG, 8.1 RPG and 2.3 BPG at UTA. He was eligible for this year’s draft but wasn’t selected.

He appeared in three summer league games and averaged 4.0 PPG, 6.7 RPG and 1.7 BPG in 12.7 MPG.

 

 

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53 minutes ago, Buddha said:

ok.  but what about legalizing gambling makes that more likely? 

people did that before it was legalized.

The publicity of the legalization makes it more likely.  “The NBA brought to you by MGM Grand” puts gambling in prevalent spot as well...although the plethora of Draft King and Fan Duel ads at NBA games carries similar weight. 

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7 minutes ago, Euphdude said:

The publicity of the legalization makes it more likely.  “The NBA brought to you by MGM Grand” puts gambling in prevalent spot as well...although the plethora of Draft King and Fan Duel ads at NBA games carries similar weight. 

so the publicity of gambling makes it more likely that professional players will risk their careers and their freedom to throw games?  i think its the opposite.  the underground nature of illegal gambling made it more likely that players (and in this climate, referees) would be more susceptible to gambling.  

the gamblers were criminals, would use violence and intimidation to get their wat, and had a code of silence because they would go to jail if they were caught.  why would the mgm grand do that?  they would lose business and money and be a pariah from future gambling business.

what youre saying makes no sense.

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Just now, Buddha said:

so the publicity of gambling makes it more likely that professional players will risk their careers and their freedom to throw games?  i think its the opposite.  the underground nature of illegal gambling made it more likely that players (and in this climate, referees) would be more susceptible to gambling.  

the gamblers were criminals, would use violence and intimidation to get their wat, and had a code of silence because they would go to jail if they were caught.  why would the mgm grand do that?  they would lose business and money and be a pariah from future gambling business.

what youre saying makes no sense.

I said conspiracy theories arising from the legalization of gambling in major professional sports might become more prevalent, and I said that I personally don’t believe teams and players won’t throw games for kickbacks from casinos and the like. It makes sense to me. 

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1 hour ago, Buddha said:

anyway, this is all gores' fault...

I can't argue with that. He's to blame for pulling the plug too late on both Dumars and SVG. That got us Josh Smith and Blake Griffin.

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1 hour ago, Betrayer said:

I can't argue with that. He's to blame for pulling the plug too late on both Dumars and SVG. That got us Josh Smith and Blake Griffin.

and, imo, telling both of them to "make the playoffs now" regardless of the long term health of the franchise.

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9 hours ago, Buddha said:

so the publicity of gambling makes it more likely that professional players will risk their careers and their freedom to throw games?  i think its the opposite.  the underground nature of illegal gambling made it more likely that players (and in this climate, referees) would be more susceptible to gambling.  

the gamblers were criminals, would use violence and intimidation to get their wat, and had a code of silence because they would go to jail if they were caught.  why would the mgm grand do that?  they would lose business and money and be a pariah from future gambling business.

what youre saying makes no sense.

I think you need to should consider going to work for the gaming lobby here in FL.  You sure couldn't make them less effective.

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10 hours ago, Buddha said:

i think svg was a very bad gm for the pistons, but even i think thats a bit harsh.  he missed on his draft picks and made a bunch of trades to secure good players on great player salaries, but what do you do to get a superstar if you dont draft one?

i think the pistons have a team that can make the second round of the playoffs.  whats the alternative?  being orlando?

anyway, this is all gores' fault and i have a feeling the next two years will be the best the pistons will be for the next decade unless they get lucky in the lottery.

And, tanking now makes no sense for the Pistons for a couple of reasons:

  1. You don't tank when so much of your conference is tanking/sucking. The Pistons have a chance to win a playoff series after 10 years of not doing so. 
  2. The Pistons have too much talent to execute a real tank. This team can't be as bad as the worst teams in the NBA without demolishing this roster over the course of multiple seasons and/or unless multiple guys miss the entire season. 

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