Detroit Pistons thread: Anyone seen those tanks?

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  1. You and You

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    I'm pretty ok with taling two high upside, 18 year old Euro's. Probably about as good as we could have hoped for and was really hoping Dombouya would fall to us.
     
  2. smeegsgreen

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    Louis King signed 2 way deal
     
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  3. MG2

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    Sounds like there's some off the court/effort stuff there that a lot of people don't like, but he was a McDonald's AA and considered a first round talent before getting hurt this year and not having the year expected of him.
     
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  4. smeegsgreen

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    Sounds like the perfect Piston then.
     
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  5. MG2

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  6. smeegsgreen

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    Why?????? I thought we were trying to build for the future?
     
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  7. ~ taylor ~

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    I don't think we're remotely trying to build for the future aside from the guys we're drafting. Certainly not at the expense of making the playoffs this year.
     
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  8. ~ taylor ~

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    I mean that while they're no longer actively sabotaging the future, they're definitely trying to be a playoff team now.
     
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  9. smeegsgreen

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    Maybe they have plans to move Reggie. If I was Rose I would never back up Reggie.
     
  10. DeToxRox

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    Rose and Blake will give us a pretty fun duo for 40-50 games.
     
  11. MG2

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    They're trying to build for the future underneath a roster of vets trying to win. That usually works out poorly on both ends of that equation, but I think the "building for the future" part is about not giving up future assets for present ones.
     
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  12. Vinegar Strokes

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    Reggie and Drummond are both free agents after this season. You know damn well Gores will sign both
     
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  13. Heesu

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    This team can definitely win the 2011 NBA title
     
  14. MG2

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    I don't think it's a given Drummond opts out after this year. Will be interesting to see how many teams still have cap space, and how the center position is paid, in general. Teams have been devaluing the position a lot over the last 2-3 years, and he's not just going to give up $30M+ in that last year unless he knows he's getting a huge deal from someone.
     
  15. MG2

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    Just looking at Rose's numbers, I really hope this is a one-year commitment. Anything more than that is irresponsibly stupid. His uptick last year was essentially him setting new career highs in shooting percentages from both 3-pointers and 2-pointers at age 30. Those numbers are extremely likely to drop back to career norms and he can't play defense anymore. On top of that, his minutes need to be managed and he'll probably need to sit a lot on back-to-backs, which is far from ideal when they just spent last season managing Reggie's minutes for the same reasons.
     
  16. Vinegar Strokes

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    Just sit him until playoffs. Maybe we can lose to Toronto/Milwaukee in 5 games instead of 4.
     
  17. MG2

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    Deeper dive into Rose's shooting #s last year. 3FG% by month...

    October - 35% (8 games)
    November - 56% (12 games)
    December - 41% (12 games)
    January - 19% (6 games)
    February - 7% (8 games)
    March - 0% (5 games)

    In fairness, he was still shooting 45% or better for most of the last three months when he was in and out of the line-up, but those 3FG numbers already crashed back to earth and he basically stopped shooting them by the end.
     
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  18. smeegsgreen

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    Maybe you should be the pistons GM because I highly doubt they’re looking at him from a bigger picture
     
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  19. Pillsbury Throwboy

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    Yep it was mystifying to watch it unfold on my fantasy team.
     
  20. Heesu

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    You rang?

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  22. Vinegar Strokes

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  24. Vinegar Strokes

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    Trade Reggie
     
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  25. Anison

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    Getting Larkin on a reasonable-enough contract would be a coup for the Pistons
     
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  26. RalfBully

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    Why did he quit the nba for euro ball?
     
  27. MG2

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    I'm really curious right now about what they think about Bruce Brown. Casey started him over half the games last year and seems like his biggest fan. Casey also said before last season that he viewed Brown's future position as a PG. I don't think that's a great idea, but unless Reggie is dealt Brown is at best #3 at that position, and I don't see how you can pair Brown at the 2 with either Jackson or Rose when the team lacks shooting around Blake/Drummond to begin with.
     
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  28. Vinegar Strokes

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    Who’s that 6’10” guy we were trying st PG in Grand Rapids. Think we got him in a trade at deadline
     
  29. smeegsgreen

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    Svi

    I’m curious what they are going to do with Reggie. He’s got to get traded
     
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  30. MG2

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    If he doesn't get a better offer elsewhere, I'm in favor of us bringing back Tolliver again as someone who mentors Sekou and plays some behind Blake in certain situations. It shouldn't cost more than the minimum to do it.
     
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  31. Pillsbury Throwboy

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    Probably money and playing time. Pretty sure he was on a minimum contract with the Celtics when he was last in the league, which is less than the $1.8 million he made with his Euro team, and he was only like #3 on the depth chart when everyone was healthy.
     
  32. MG2

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    Not the full MLE, but most of it. I think there's roughly $2M remaining of that, plus something in the $3.5M range for us to add someone else. Other than that, it's mostly minimum wage guys

     
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  33. DeToxRox

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  34. MG2

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    I'd rather they just kept Zaza at the same price if he's willing to come back. He seemed to be a good influence on Drummond last year.
     
  35. MG2

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    Updated current roster:

    PG - Jackson, Rose, Brown, Bone (2-way)
    W - Kennard, Snell, Galloway, Thomas, Mykhailiuk, King (2-way)
    PF - Griffin, Sekou,
    C - Drummond, Maker

    Unknown - whether Sirvydis comes over this year or plays at least one more season in Europe

    If Sirvydis stays in Europe, we're probably looking at one more cheap big (like JaVale or Zaza), and then possibly 2 forwards at the minimum (one to compete for time with Sekou at the four, and maybe one more wing). The wing need might depend on what they see in the summer from Svi, Sirvydis and King.

    I also think dumping Galloway on someone who is looking to add a shooter on a decent expiring is a legit possibility.
     
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  36. smeegsgreen

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    Thanks for the update. Just curious how are you up at 11pm on a Sunday night?
     
  37. MG2

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    Because I live in a good time zone
     
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  38. smeegsgreen

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    West coast best coast
     
  39. Constant

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    Lol like MG2 requires downtime.
     
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  40. MG2

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  41. MG2

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    Sorry, no news reporting. Just figured I'd post this. It's as homer as it gets from Langlois, but it's gives an update on the young guys playing for the summer league squad and where they see them now. Can't remember us having this many potential prospects (even if only one or two of them ever amount to anything) on one summer league team. Seems like it's usually 2 or 3 max.

     
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  42. MG2

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  43. smeegsgreen

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    Ugh this signing sucks
     
  44. MG2

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    what don't you like about it? He's making the minimum and will only play if 2-3 guys ahead of him get hurt.
     
  45. smeegsgreen

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    Would rather we develop and play somebody we drafted vs a guy who’s been on now 6 teams in 5 seasons
     
  46. Tug

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    We were Chauncey Billup’s fifth team. Why are you hating on Mr. Big Shot Jr?
     
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  47. smeegsgreen

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    Fuck!
     
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  50. smeegsgreen

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    Fuck it bring back Marcus too