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#1 mannysBETTER3434

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 06:24 PM

Post anything you hear here about the Pistons this summer. Even though there shouldn't be major changes there will still be news about coaching, rookies, and adding bench help.

The Free Agent Market starts at midnight tonight and the names Finely, Houston, and Rose are rumored to visit Detroit. Thoughts on these guys?

Heres a good link on Pistons news so far....

http://www.detnews.c.../E03-232478.htm

#2 mattcorpolongo

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 06:58 PM

Wow, I didn't know free agency started so early....Well, Hopefully the Pistons electrify the bench...


I was reading the link you provided above, towards the end of the article, it says Carlos Delfino has been rumored saying that he wouldn't play for Brown. In my oppinion, good..get him out of here. I never really liked him in the first place. That'll leave an open spot of someone better..

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 01:42 AM

Suprised nothing has been said about the Summer League. Amir Johnson, 18 y/o, scored 21 pts on 8-9 shooting!

Ken Holland: Hes (Mursak) a young guy, provides energy, can skate, hes a puck hound.


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Posted 15 July 2005 - 02:50 AM

Campbell is supposed to be retiring.
Ham and Jenkins likely will not be resigned.
Dupree has the option and should exercise.
Delfino supposedly doesn't want to play for Brown.

Acker and Johnson will take two of the remaining spots vacated by Campbell, Ham, Jenkins (and Delfino?)
The remaining one will go to signing the best available free agent we could get with our available cap space.

Funny comment from http://www.hoopshype...nt_rankings.htm on Latrell Sprewell's FA status: Although well past his prime, he should still command enough money to feed his family

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That's a pretty good bench unit. Some teams would like those guys to START. Heck, three of them have been starters within the past couple of seasons, and the other two are kids.
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 08:18 AM

What about Jason Maxiell? Should contribute about 10 pts and 5 rebs per outing. I have to say that I'm very satisfied with how we went in the draft.

Ken Holland: Hes (Mursak) a young guy, provides energy, can skate, hes a puck hound.


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Posted 15 July 2005 - 03:30 PM

Yeah I would have to agree on that one, because I mean we got Amir Johnson, Jason Maxiell and Alex Acker, and You know that the Pistons will pick up some Free Agents

IMO The Pistons have the most Dominant Team in the league...

and with all of this new Great bench help they are going to win the championship this year..

because the only reason that they lost to the Spurs was because When people got Fouled out we had Lack of Bench Help...

and now with the awesome Bench help.. There is no stopping..

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 10:05 AM

Conclusions from the Summer League:

Jason Maxiell: 15 ppg @ 51.9%.
Amir Johnson: 8.8 ppg @ 69.2%.
Alex Acker: 14.4 ppg @ 52.7%.

All had solid tournaments. Should all be looking at 10-20 minutes per game next season, probably Maxiell to see the most court time. Maxiell was announced a 1st Team All Star, while Acker was named in the 2nd team.

Darko Milicic: 9.8 ppg @ 36.7%, 5.8 rpg. Struggled throughout the entire tournament. Not a great inaugural Summer League. Signs are not good, you would have thought he had to put in a solid performance to be looking at decent court time next season.

Ricky Paulding: 4.2 ppg @ 33.3%. Gone, without a doubt. Joe Dumars said this was the make or break tournament for Ricky, and I can safely say that his days as a Pistons are numbered.

Andreas Glyniadakis: Played 1 minute in the Summer League. Same fate as Paulding.

Ken Holland: Hes (Mursak) a young guy, provides energy, can skate, hes a puck hound.


#8 mannysBETTER3434

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:22 PM

I think Amir Johnson can be somthing special in a few years. He is from a high school that produces Divison 1 talent every year. He was suppose to go Louisville this year but then went pro. Hopfully he will become one of the steals of the 2005 draft.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 02:21 AM

From a Sean Deveny article:

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With the addition of former Minnesota coach Flip Saunders to the presence of former T-wolves PG Chauncey Billups, speculation persists that the Pistons eventually will trade for one of Billups' best friends--Timberwolves PF Kevin Garnett. Not going to happen. Minnesota has no interest in dealing Garnett. . . .



Who knows? Maybe Joe D. could pull something off..
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#10 mannysBETTER3434

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 06:05 PM

Thats interesting, but today on PTI they talked about somthing even more intriging. They talked about the Pistons trading Darko....possibly for Al Harrington. Thoughts on this...

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 06:29 PM

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 05:57 AM

darko is on the pistons "untouchable list" that doesn't exist. read the article and that will make sense.

http://www.freep.com...7e_20050727.htm
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 05:32 PM

They exercised Darko's option today...

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 04:01 PM

Michael Finley???????
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 03:05 AM

Dallas waived Michael Finley today. I would be THRILLED if Detroit could pick him up.

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 09:33 AM

Jalen Rose is also on his list and if push comes to shove I guess Sprewell.


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Posted 16 August 2005 - 01:43 PM

I can clearly see Finley in a pistons jersey!
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 08:02 PM

Supposedly San Antonio, Detroit, Phoenix, and Miami are the front runners for Finley. I would LOVE to see him here.

It's too bad Rose and Houston werent released, as it limits our options. I think Sprewell will end up here if we dont sign Finley.
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 08:17 PM

San Antonio is most likely out of it.......

They can give him HALF of what Detroit and Miami can.....
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Posted 17 August 2005 - 07:52 PM

Word is that Miami is the front-runner.

It would really suck if Finley became a Heat.




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