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insidehoops 05-09-2012 09:59 AM

What do you think of Jason Maxiell
 
The Pistons, in public at least, say they want to keep him:

http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=9931

dd24 05-09-2012 12:49 PM

Re: What do you think of Jason Maxiell
 
To me it depends on how the draft ends up. I think Maxiell is a solid backup for a team. The Pistons have used him too much in my opinion. We have a lot of young guys that need PT. Daye has played limited minutes, Jerebko could play more, etc. The other thing we need to keep in consideration is Charlie Villaneuva will be healthy next year too. While he's been a disappointment based on his contract, he's still a better player than Maxiell. If we draft another big like Zeller, Henson, Jones, etc. they will need to play and develop too. So while I like Maxiell, I'm not sure how he fits in this roster. I'd rather see him sign with a contender as a backup. I think he could have more success that way. The only way I see having some space for him is if for some reason we draft another guard.

Aussie Dunker 05-10-2012 08:26 PM

Re: What do you think of Jason Maxiell
 
^^Totally agree. Love him to bits, but we are in rebuild mode, but he seems like he is now a good veteran, and his work ethic, passion and hustle is contagious, which might be a huge reason to keep him around the young players to set the tone.

I was always a big Amir Johnson fan, and thought his ceiling was much, much higher than Maxiell's. So was a bit of a shame to see Maxiell take all of the minutes we could of been giving to Amir...

But in the end, wouldn't mind keeping him to set the tone for the young kids, and does he not seem to have a highlight put back dunk in every single game??? Best putback dunker ever!

dd24 05-10-2012 09:13 PM

Re: What do you think of Jason Maxiell
 
I think Amir Johnson has ended up as a better player than Maxiell. I like what he's been able to do in Toronto. He'll definitely never be an all-star but he's pretty solid now.

Aussie Dunker 05-10-2012 10:32 PM

Re: What do you think of Jason Maxiell
 
Yeah perfect first big of the bench type of player, and he is still just a kid, just turned 25 a few days ago... Maxiell is 29

dd24 05-10-2012 10:59 PM

Re: What do you think of Jason Maxiell
 
Dang, I didn't realize Maxiell was that old. I was thinking he was like 26 or 27. He really does need to head to a contender before it's too late for him.


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