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Game 33: Pistons @ Pacers

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Sure sign of season being in trouble or just clear proof of what this team really is?  They can team meeting all they want, but this is nothing more than a middling .500 at best squad unless they change the construction of it.  Oh, sure, they can pull off a victory in Toronto, but they can also drop a home game against Atlanta.  

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15 hours ago, Deleterious said:

The thing that pisses me off the most about this.  The formula the Pistons are using has been tried before and it failed.  

The Clippers did the two bigs and a PG formula and it didn't work for them.  But they did it with better players.  Paul > Reggie obviously.  But Blake was better back then.  Drummond might be better than Jordan, but Jordan fits better as the defensive center type.  This team doesn't have a Reddick or a 6th man of the year candidate like Jamal Crawford.  

I don't know why they thought this would work.  

Blake now is better than Blake back then, much more well rounded now. The difference, and it's as massive as it gets, is that Paul is an all time great PG and Reggie is a bum now.  Also, Jordan knows his role and sticks to it while Drummond seems to think he's Olajuwon at times. If Drummond stuck to rim runs and crashing the boards instead of handling the ball and post ups, he'd be a much more efficient player.

The bottom line, as Buddha pointed out, is the utterly horrendous drafting of SVG and them dumping the two draft picks (Middleton and Dinwiddie) that they actually hit on. That's why this franchise is in.the sewer. Hit on a few of those draft picks and this is a completely different team.

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2 hours ago, NYLion said:

Blake now is better than Blake back then, much more well rounded now. The difference, and it's as massive as it gets, is that Paul is an all time great PG and Reggie is a bum now.  Also, Jordan knows his role and sticks to it while Drummond seems to think he's Olajuwon at times. If Drummond stuck to rim runs and crashing the boards instead of handling the ball and post ups, he'd be a much more efficient player.

The bottom line, as Buddha pointed out, is the utterly horrendous drafting of SVG and them dumping the two draft picks (Middleton and Dinwiddie) that they actually hit on. That's why this franchise is in.the sewer. Hit on a few of those draft picks and this is a completely different team.

He really isn't. He added an average 3PT shot so maybe his offense is more  well rounded. But defense makes up 50% of the game and he's worse on that side of the ball. He can't defend on the perimeter anymore. 

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John Wall saw a specialist about his injured heel and is now contemplating surgery. He would be out for the remainder of the year if he gets it.

Not sure Washington was going to ever pass Detroit anyway. But that will help if he gets the surgery.

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35 minutes ago, Deleterious said:

He really isn't. He added an average 3PT shot so maybe his offense is more  well rounded. But defense makes up 50% of the game and he's worse on that side of the ball. He can't defend on the perimeter anymore. 

He’s better than Harris, and considering they gave up a lottery pick to make the move I’d say it was a good trade for both teams. 

The rest of the Pistons roster is junk. That’s independent of the Griffin deal

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On 12/28/2018 at 11:53 PM, Deleterious said:

What?  The defense was fine tonight.  All NBA teams let 7 footers dribble the length of the court for uncontested dunks.  All of them. 

 

When this play happened, I started wondering if the Pistons were the Washington Generals allowing the Globetrotters to do their thing.

Seriously, I was kind of half-watching the play and I thought maybe a time out was called or something, he figured what the heck and let's have some fun before going to the bench and that's why that happened. And then I suddenly realized "Oh, that actually did happen. No time out was called."

I wish this was the replay from the Pistons' broadcast. It seems like they actually followed the play from bucket to bucket better than I recall the Pistons' broadcast did.
 

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20 hours ago, Sydney_Fife said:

He’s better than Harris, and considering they gave up a lottery pick to make the move I’d say it was a good trade for both teams. 

The rest of the Pistons roster is junk. That’s independent of the Griffin deal

Was it a good trade for Detroit?  

They are 16-17.  Basically the same roster minus Blake plus Harris/Bradley was 19-14 at this point last year.  And they supposedly had a worse coach.  Plus they had been on a 3 game west coast trip, which this team hasn't done yet.  

 

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1 hour ago, Deleterious said:

Was it a good trade for Detroit?  

They are 16-17.  Basically the same roster minus Blake plus Harris/Bradley was 19-14 at this point last year.  And they supposedly had a worse coach.  Plus they had been on a 3 game west coast trip, which this team hasn't done yet.  

 

If you have a Ford that's not running very well, you can go to the auto parts store and buy a bunch of Mercedes parts. When you get home you will have some really nice parts that are of higher quality than the ones you took out of the Ford, but they aren't going to be able to make your Ford go any faster.

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On 12/30/2018 at 11:43 AM, Deleterious said:

Was it a good trade for Detroit?  

They are 16-17.  Basically the same roster minus Blake plus Harris/Bradley was 19-14 at this point last year.  And they supposedly had a worse coach.  Plus they had been on a 3 game west coast trip, which this team hasn't done yet.  

 

The trade got the Pistons a superstar to build around, but the roster isn't in position to add the other pieces that are needed.

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2 hours ago, Casimir said:

The trade got the Pistons a superstar to build around, but the roster isn't in position to add the other pieces that are needed.

and the superstar is 30 and on the downside of his career, giving them about 2 years to get the pieces.

good luck.

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