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Posted on: February 26, 2008 11:31 am
 

Is The East Going To Catch Up With The West???

The Eastern teams are younger (mostly) and have a lot more potential.

The Heat will be a good team once they re-sign Marion and Wade gets healthy.  There gunna have a top pick in the draft also.

The Raptors are very young and have a solid nucleus.

Orlando has Dwight Howard, he is a player that can bring you championships.

The Hawks, Josh Smith, Joe Johnson, Acie Law, Mike Bibby, Mar Williams.  GREAT potential there.

Pistons have a great team for the next couple of years and have a great future with Amir, Maxx, Stuckey, and Afflalo.

The C's will be good for a couple more years but we'll have to see how they draft for the future.

Lastly, the Cavs have LeBron James, nuff said!!

I really like what the East is shaping up to be and I think it will be the better conference than the West in a couple of years

Category: NBA
Posted on: February 12, 2008 2:30 pm
 

Player assesment (Second Half)

Ok, we are about half way through the season and I wanna get my thoughts of our Pistons up untill today.

Chauncey Billups - Chauncey has been having a great season and he STILL is one of the elite PG's in the NBA.

Richard RIP Hamilton - Career year!! avging 18.5 points while SHOOTING FIFTY%.  I think RIP is one of the most underrated players in the league.  He is extremely consistant and he plays VERY good defense.  I think he is underrated because he is not a traditonal SG.  He doesnt dunk or slash or dribble well BUT he can knock down that jumper alll dayyy longgg.

Tayshaun PrinceA lot of people are upset with his inconsistancy and his lack of "killer instinct".  I know he has had an inconsistant year but I know he will be alright.  He IS our X-Factor and I know he will be BIG for us in the playoffs.

Antonio McDyess - He's been OK but I would rather have someone else (not on our team) starting at PF.  I think Dyess was more valuable to us coming off the bench.

Sheeeeed -  Sheed has had a great first half.  His numbers dont prove that but he is our most versatile player.  I like that he was givin the nod to play in the all star game (BY DAVID STERN haha).  I would like to see Sheed in the post more where I think he plays the best.  Those 3's are good but I think he is almost impossible to stop in the post.

Reserves....

Jason Maxiell - He's been inconsistant but he is still a SOLID PF coming off the bench.  He lights a fire under the benchs @ss.  If this guy was a little taller he would be one of the best PF's in the league (in a couple years).

Rodney Stuckey - He still needs a couple years to develop but he does show a lot of potential.  I like that he can drive to the rim and score(a little sloppy now).  I think he will be an awsome player once he becomes a little more careful with the ball.  Right now he is making bad passes and stupid TO's but it all looks like rookie mistakes.

Aaron Afflalo - (my fav reserve) AA looks like a stud.  He is always hustling and making the right moves.  RIGHT NOW I think he is our best rook.  AA plays with a lot of confidence and plays very good defense.  He is an example of DEETROIT BASKETBALL(hustle,defense, and confidence).

Amir Johnson - I have a thread about Amir on the Pistons page.  I thnk he will need a couple more years to develop his game.  He looks lost out there right now.  Bad TO's and not being able to handle the ball will get u a nice warm seat on the bench.

Thoughts???

Category: NBA
Posted on: January 17, 2008 11:01 am
Edited on: February 10, 2008 1:16 am
 

Player Assessment (First Half)

Welcome to Pistons Central, since I quit talking about my team on the main NBA boards it's time for me to blog about em.  I'm gunna go through our starting 5 and 6th man Jason Maxiell.

Chauncey Billups - Why couldn't he be this good from the begining of his career??  Right now I think Chauncey is one of the top 5 PG's in the league.  Great Defense, focused, distrubutor, CLUTCH.  Chauncey has been knockin down last second shots for years now.  He has earned his nickname, Mr. Big Shot.  He probly wont go down as one of the best PG's to play the game, but I KNOW that the great fans of Detroit will never forget what he's done here.

Richard Hamilton - I think we can call him Mr. Consistant.  Rip is always good for 20 points a night.  He's not your slashing, ball handling SG, but Rip can shoot the lights out from anywhere on the court.  Joe D traded our best player(at the time) Jerry Stackhouse and a couple scrubs for Rip and a couple scrubs, and I bet everyone thought he was crazy.  Rip has proved that he was well worth it and has been our leading scorer for 3 or 4 years straight now.      Did anybody notice that Rip has become a lot more fiesty since he started wearing the mask a couple years ago???

Tayshaun Prince - 7 foot wingspan!! Tay is our lock-down defender and our "X-Factor".  He played an important role in our title run.  His defense is great and he shows he can play offense very good but very inconsistant.  He needs to put his back to the basket more and let those stretch armstrong arms do the work. 

Antonio Mcdyess - I'd rather have him start than an old, fat, slow Chris Webber.  'Dyess was awsome til he was hit with all the injuries but never gave up.  He can still defend well and rebound really good too.  He has worked on his jumper since he cant just go out and dunk on everyone like he used to.

My Favorite Piston, Mr. Rasheed Wallace - Man, this guy is fun to watch.  He took us over the top when we acquired him in '04.  I know he lets his temper get out of hand most of the time but I'd rather have a player that gets in the other teams head than one who doesn't say anything.  'Sheed is a top 10 PF in the NBA today.  He' one of the best defenders, one of the best in the post(barely does it anymore), and has developed a 3-point shot(that he shoots too much).  He is our most versatile players because he can do it all.  IMO if 'Sheed woulda had a better attitude(keep the emotion) all his career he woulda been mentioned as one of the greatest at his position. 

6th man of the year???(probly not)...

Jason Maxiell - He is our spark off the bench.  He brings that much needed energy that other bench players feed off of too.  He is still a young player so his game is still improving.  He is a good defender but like Skee-Lo said,"I wish I was a little bit TALLER".  He is a little wild in the post with his shot but he still needs time to develop a post game. 

That's my Pistons Central Player Assessment.

 
 
 
 
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