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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby Andy » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:35 am

The Suburban Avenger wrote:Poor Ben Wallace looks like an old lion ... just laying around fouling his cage.


His time has come.
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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby Andy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:00 am

Dumars admits now the Pistons didn't do enough research then. That was not the case this time.

"After I drafted Darko, the amount of background we do on every player we draft now is ridiculous," Dumars said. "Looking back, I realize we didn't know half the stuff we needed to know. From that moment on, I said that'll never happen again."



From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2012 ... z1zAuRtdaU


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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:07 pm

The 2012-13 schedule is out and here's about all you need to know:
- The Thunder play their only game in Detroit on Nov. 12
- Miami comes on Dec. 28.
- The Lakers are at the Palace on Feb. 3.


And the bread and circuses just keep on coming!

The club will continue the popular “Pistons Concert Series” halftime shows that last year included performances from award-winning musicians Taio Cruz, Wyclef Jean, The Temptations, Flo Rida and Gladys Knight. Friday theme nights at The Palace will include limited edition poster giveaways featuring Pistons players along with entertainment centered around Golden Oldies, Super ‘70’s, I Love The ‘80’s, Totally ‘90’s, Star Wars and the Pistons Beach Party. Fans will enjoy refreshed gathering spaces along the remodeled main concourse and Club West area at The Palace while also having the opportunity to experience a newly constructed open-air lounge that delivers direct views of the playing court from its third-level suite location. Newly installed Twitter boards located on the fascia in each endzone of the arena bowl will give ticket holders the opportunity to interact during games while an updated game program will include game information and a collectable Pistons player poster, special merchandise and food and beverage offerings as well as the opportunity to win team memorabilia. Enhanced food items will include Mac-A-Mania, The Palace’s signature macaroni and cheese dish along with a new line of healthy food options tabbed “The Training Table.”


That's what I've always found lacking at live events ... the ability to interact with people I don't know!
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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby Andy » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:57 am

Every time Andre Drummond dunked Wednesday night, one could sense Pistons fans were becoming more encouraged about the prospects for the future.

The 101-99 victory over Toronto at the Palace to open the exhibition season was only a side note to folks catching their first glimpse of Drummond as a Piston.

And with a following lay-up that provided the winning bucket and a 100-99 lead with 35 seconds left, Drummond showed how he just might be ready to contribute when the games start counting Halloween night.

The play capped a 12-point, seven-rebound, two-block night, but Drummond admitted to nerves.

"I was a little nervous, and my teammates saw that, but before the game they said just play the game and do the things you need to do and help us on the defensive end and things will start coming to you," Drummond said. "When I got in the game I just ran the floor, grabbed rebounds and blocked shots, so things started going my way."

http://www.freep.com/article/20121011/S ... %20Pistons


I was probably the only one watching, but Drummond looked pretty good.
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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:15 pm

Finishing today's double-play at the Palace. Rick Mahorn ate dinner at my table tonight and is expanding like the hole in the ozone layer.

Damn.
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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby Ya Mar » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:28 pm

Don't look now, but the Pistons have won 7 of 10 and are 6 games out of the final playoff spot...
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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby Ya Mar » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:29 pm

Ya Mar wrote:Don't look now, but the Pistons have won 7 of 10 and are 6 games out of the final playoff spot...

Or to put it another way, as any games out of the playoff huints as are the Lakers...
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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:15 pm

Ya Mar wrote:
Ya Mar wrote:Don't look now, but the Pistons have won 7 of 10 and are 6 games out of the final playoff spot...

Or to put it another way, as any games out of the playoff huints as are the Lakers...


If the attendance is any indications, just about everybody is not looking now.
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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby The Beav » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:59 pm

Listening to the pregame on the ride home from work tonight. Champion mentioned to Mahorn that his "buddy" Scottie Pippen was at the game, and Mahorn busts out on a tirade on how he can't stand Pippen, and he isn't a friend etc etc etc for about 45 seconds. Weird, but funny.
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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby Ya Mar » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:20 pm

And now they are 4 games behind the Celtics for the 8th spot...
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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby Andy » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:09 am

They're scrappin.
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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby Andy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:55 am

Bye bye Tayshaun.

The last member of the band has exited the stage.

Tayshaun Prince, the unsung starter on the Detroit Pistons’ 2004 NBA title team, is headed to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a three-team deal that brings point guard Jose Calderon to Detroit.

It was the final domino to fall in the Grizzlies’ efforts to rid themselves of the high salary of forward Rudy Gay, and the Raptors were happy to oblige.

When the deal becomes complete, the Pistons have Calderon and his expiring salary, the Grizzlies get Prince, Pistons forward Austin Daye and Raptors forward Ed Davis, and the Raptors get Gay, who is in the third season of a five-year, $82-million contract.

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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby Ya Mar » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:21 pm

Andy wrote:Bye bye Tayshaun.

The last member of the band has exited the stage.

Tayshaun Prince, the unsung starter on the Detroit Pistons’ 2004 NBA title team, is headed to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a three-team deal that brings point guard Jose Calderon to Detroit.

It was the final domino to fall in the Grizzlies’ efforts to rid themselves of the high salary of forward Rudy Gay, and the Raptors were happy to oblige.

When the deal becomes complete, the Pistons have Calderon and his expiring salary, the Grizzlies get Prince, Pistons forward Austin Daye and Raptors forward Ed Davis, and the Raptors get Gay, who is in the third season of a five-year, $82-million contract.

http://www.freep.com/article/20130130/S ... |FRONTPAGE


I have often said if they didn't draft Darko, they don't win in 2004. They would've started Carmello, and while his numbers would have been better, he would not have added that extra element that Tayshaun did in 04. Certainly, with Rip and Chauncey and Sheed he would have upset the balance of shot distribution. And he certainly would have not blocked Reggie Miller which would have given the Pacers the game and the east.

I am not saying that they would not have won in 2005-2012, one the figured out how to play and rotate and balance the guys they had, but they would not have won in 2004.

Oh, and I make the Smoltz trade, and I draft Bowie ahead of Jordan if I just drafted Drexler the year before...
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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:11 pm

Just set up for tonight's game ... most of the region's basketball fans must be at home watching State tonight.
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Re: Detroit Pistons

Postby Andy » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:57 pm

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