ridiculously obnoxious but yeah thats the one
That was elite-level heckling. Nice.
ridiculously obnoxious but yeah thats the one
Oh well. Apparently management is not being realistic here, and instead of building for the future, is still chasing that playoff pipe dream by acquiring marginal talent at the expense of future FA signings. When I heard the news at the arena, I was pretty happy about it, but that was before I realized we were having to take on such a hefty multi-year contract. Unless Mohammed turns into a legitimate post presense offensively and defensively, Detroit is the winner of this trade, if not for personnel, then for, mostly importantly, the contracts. I really really really really question this move, and hope we haven't shot ourselves in the foot in signing Antawn this summer
Wondering what you think on this, ohara.....
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Pistons are definitely winners of this trade, but we have to do such a move. I don't blame Higgins or Jordan. Maybe I'm the biggest fan of Walter in this forum, but maybe the only one who loves to see him go. Vincent never realized his capacity, potential(as most coaches do in NBA with non-American players), actually no-one in Bobcats management did, so we deserved to be upset after seeing his great performances off Pistons bench. Adios Walter!
On the other hand, Herrmann was our best trade piece and Dumars publicly stated that he wanted to acquire him 2 weeks ago. Maybe we wanted to give up on Othella, but Pistons should have insisted on Fabio.
About Primoz... In last few weeks I was fully hopeless about his performance, just like everyone in the forum. I don't think he'll play an important role in Detroit, but as one of the last 2 players remaining from expansion draft (Wallace), and one of 3 original Bobcats players (Wallace, Okafor).
2 years ago Nazr was an integral part of Spurs' championship team. His contract is bad, but he'll help us for the short term. Hopefully it's not so late for the playoff race.
The best thing for Pistons is that they dumped a 4 year 25 millions salary, and took back two expiring contracts. They now have a cap flexibility that they'll enjoy for the long term.
Let's see how Nazr contributes. Let him play 25+ minutes. We know at least we won't be doubled by other teams in rebounds.
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Pending draft trades:
I think it was the best we could do without giving up draft picks. Walter was the best trade piece we had and we desperately needed a big man.
I agree that it is a short term solution to our problem while Hollins and Davidson (hopefully) develop. If we can get some defense and rebounds under the basket which allows 'mek to score more then Nazr has filled the need.
The good news is that we'll have space and guys returning next year and we still have our draft picks. We're still well positioned and just as competitive as we were this year (I don't necessarily think we got better but we didn't regress).
In some ways I agree. However, without another significant post presence, we can't get going as a team. It's costing us development time of the players we do have. Besides, if Nazr doesn't work out, we could always trade him back to the Knicks in the offseason.Originally Posted by TheBeagle
I like the move o.k. Nazr's expensive, but he should be able to contribute.
SOMEONE will pay for THIS!
Heh, those poor Knicks. Soon they'll trade Curry straight up for Nazr.
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Check out some games he played last year before the Pistons acquired Webber and he was getting consistent burn, like December 23, 2006 vs. Atlanta...7 of 8 FG, 5 of 6 FT, 10 rebounds, 1 TO, 2 BLKS for 19 pts...in 23 minutes.
There's a few more like that too. During the year he's lost time, and what he did get was very inconsistent. He'll get a steady amount with us, so one should be able to expect at the least more than we were getting with Primoz or Fabio. Add in Boykins and this won't be bad at all.
With the way the cap is structured I doubt we could have done more than the MLE anyway next year. To get Jamison or anyone else it'd almost have to be a S&T before and now.
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Between you, me and the message board wall, I think some UNC fans think that he wants to come home so bad that he'll come for real cheap. Maybe I'm off base, but that's my interpretation. I'm not sure that'll happen, since he's been playing pretty well lately, but you never really know.Originally Posted by spectre
I think we would have a better chance of getting that no defense playing, clucker Gilbert, than Jamison.
Btw, I like the trade, Welcome to Charlotte Naz, finally some low post presence, help for Mek. Now bring on Boykins, and watch out!