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Old 08-05-2007, 02:16 PM   #16
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C-Amir Johnson
PF-Jason Maxiell
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PG-Billups

6M-Sheed

Errr, NO!
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:47 AM   #17
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i say webber will sign with a number of team and we will get some bad replace ment

You think Maxiells bad?
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:09 PM   #18
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You think Maxiells bad?

I don't think anyone is saying he is bad, but he is certainly not a center. He's definately not a starting center. It looks like Webber may just sign with the Mavericks so we may need to start looking at other options out there.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:51 AM   #19
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Errr, NO!

why?
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:37 AM   #20
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if we start sheed on the bench we may aswell trade him, no way sheed comes of the pine....
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Old 08-18-2007, 05:32 PM   #21
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why?

Like Aussiedunker said, why have Sheed as 6th man?
We may aswell trade him away.......

Sheed, when playing well, can score and defend any 4 man and most 5men in the NBA.

So why bench him?
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:18 AM   #22
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same lineup as last year
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:21 PM   #23
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Sheed shouldn't have to play back any where. thats too much talent to try to harness. We need to keep Webber for the training factor. The max has alot of raw power, but soft hands. He just needs someone to school him.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:27 PM   #24
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Maxiell is 6'7". There is no way he can play the same role that Webber did last year. Webber was playing a lot of center. I know Maxiell is tough but 6'7" just isn't going to cut it at center. My best guess is they will start McDyess and Wallace down low. Then they will have Johnson, Maxiell, and Mohammed come off the bench.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:54 PM   #25
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We should have sheed move to center, and start one of the young guys at the 4. Probably Amir. I think that lineup is likely to fall into place after a while.
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:41 AM   #26
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I wouldn't be surprised to see them try that against smaller teams without a big post presence, but it's important to establish roles for team chemistry.

PG-Billups-35m/Stuckey-13m/Hunter-matchups
SG-Hamilton-35m/Stuckey-13m/Afflalo-?
SF-Prince-35m/Hayes-13m/Afflalo-?
PF-Wallace-35m/Maxiell-10m/Johnson-3m
C-Mohammed-20m/McDyess-25m/Johnson-3m

Wallace should move to center when Mohammed is on the bench. Other rookies like Samb will have a role like Johnson had before, D-league and blowouts.
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Old 09-15-2007, 11:36 PM   #27
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I thinK Chris McCosky is right. He talked to Flip Saunders and he thinks Sheed will start at center. McDyess will probably start at PF until Maxiell or Amir takes over the spot. http://info.detnews.com/pistonsblog/...fm?blogid=1055

By the way, according to www.needforsheed.com , Sheed lost 25 pounds and has been working out every day this summer at the pistons training facility.
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:41 PM   #28
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I've always heard that McDyess is a very superstitious player, and refuses to start because he's had great success from Detroit's bench. Not refuse to start in a bad teammate type of way, but really prefers to be 6th man. It's the role I think he should continue.

We're replacing our 5th offensive option, Ben Wallace/Nazr Mohammed/Chris Webber. The next logical step is to start Maxiell and let Nazr and McDyess be the backup PF and C. Amir should be used to create matchup problems to build his confidence. I haven't seen anything that shows me that he's ready to start against NBA starters.

The article specifically mentioned an energy player, and I think Maxiell brings that to the starting lineup better than McDyess can. Two 33-year-olds, even when they're Wallace and McDyess, will get killed by some of the younger frontcourts in the league, and we lose all frontcourt scoring to sit Wallace and McDyess together. Might be an interesting experiment, but I think we'll see more Maxiell starting than McDyess.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:49 PM   #29
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what? amir is ready to be a starter according to GMs and scouts around the league. One unnamed GM called him the key to the Pistons getting back to the finals.
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I don't understand why would keeping vets like Webber and McDyess. I can understand one of them keeping one around but both would only hurt the young guys in the end.


Huh?!? You keep vets like that on the team BECAUSE there are so many young players. Webber and McDyess are two TOTALLY different players. Imagine what the young players could learn from the two. After Webber started playing for the Pistons, did you not notice how many behind the back passes were being dished BESIDES Webber?!? He was teaching skills to the vets, not just the young players.

Starting players don't suck up all the play time. Look at San Antonio with Finley starting, and Manu coming off the bench. Webber can't log that many minutes now anyways. His vertical is about the height of a pack of cards. And McDyess still has some athletic prowess in him, and is bomb from the midrange area.

Starting five:
Chauncey Billups
Richard Hamilton
Tayshaun Prince
Rasheed Wallace
Hopefully Chris Webber (Wth very limited minutes. Just out there to play and dish until he gets tired.)

And with this lineup, if the Pistons can get ahead early, they have a STOCK PILE waiting on the bench for minutes. This is a perfect situation in which the Pistons don't have the wear out their starting five like they did the past three years.
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