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Detroit Pistons (3x NBA Champions)

Discussion in 'Professional Basketball' started by BuckWrestler141, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. BuckWrestler141

    BuckWrestler141 Senior '18 Bowl Mania Champ

    Excellent news as I no longer have ANY reason to cheer for the Pistons. Here is to hoping he explodes and has benefited from practice with the Wallaces for the past 2 years.


    http://proxy.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2332021
     
  2. ScarletBlood31

    ScarletBlood31 Buckeye in Blacksburg

    God damn. The Pistons are going to have their team, plus another first round pick next year? Thats scary.
     
  3. 2002AGAIN

    2002AGAIN Who wants to be a Wilderness Explorer?

    I thought it was funny that Rasheed Wallace of all people referred to Darko as "a thug in practice." Wish him luck down in ORL, maybe the twin towers approach will work.
     
  4. I havent watched the Pistons as much as some people but who is the backup now to Billups. I thought that was Arroyo.

    Also what is the point of the Pistons bringing in Cato. He already is going to be playing behind Wallace, Sheed, and Mcdyess.

    If Darko works out for the Magic this will be one helluva trade for them.

    With Stevie Franchise, Jameer Nelson, Dwight Howard, Darko they might not be all that bad.

    The Cavs play them first game after the all-star break so we will probably get to see Darko with extended minutes for the first time in his career.
     
  5. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck Non-Nike Design

    Cato comes off the books at the end of the year. Arroyo has a longer contract.
     
  6. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    That was a slick move to get a 1st rounder and the salary cap space to re-sign Wallace for Milicic.
     
  7. OH10

    OH10 *

    Lindsay Hunter is coming back from injury. He's one hell of an on-ball defender and can spot up for three. So they should be good at PG.

    Cato gives them defensive depth on the inside. They need that in a series with the Heat or the Spurs because Ben will get into foul trouble. They still have Elden Campbell, but who knows how well he's going to hold up.
     
  8. jc_ultimate

    jc_ultimate Jon's Roommate

    Yeah, too bad they could have Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, or Chris Bosh right now.

    My first reaction to this isn't how smart the Detroit front office is, but how stupid they were originally. One of the worst draft picks in the history of the NBA.
     
  9. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    The Cavs/Magic game will be interesting tomorrow. This looks like it will be a good trade for both teams. The Pistons were already one of the best teams when they drafted Darko so they didn't really need the second pick in the draft then. Sure it would have been a better pick for them to take Melo, Wade, or Bosh, but just think of the hard decisions they would have to make now. They wouldn't be able to keep the contract of that draft pick and resign their starters now. Would they really be the best team in the NBA if they had Mello rather than Ben Wallace? This way they get another first round pick from the Magic who could be the replacement for one of their current starters 5 years down the road, but at least right now this move gives them the flexibility to keep their current team together.
    The Magic on the other hand have Tony Battie at C so Darko will have a much easier time getting on the floor. In fact they are stupid if they don't give Darko around 30 minutes a game. The Magic aren't going anywhere this season so they might as well find out what they have in Darko. With Howard as an inside force Darko should have any easy time getting single coverage. From what I've heard Darko's a big man that can shoot so he should get plenty of open shots. I can't wait till the game tomorrow.
     
  10. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  11. Jake

    Jake Bring back Clemente ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Former Michigan and Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein is being hired as the Director of Player Development for the Detroit Pistons, according to a report from Marc Stein of the New York Times. It becomes just the second job he has held in the NBA.
     

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