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Old 06-29-2012, 12:03 PM   #46
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I'm not sure I'd so readily count them out. My motto on the current Pistons since the end of the season has been, "After a 4-20 start, they finished 21-21." They played .500 ball once the team began to gel. From there, we'd have to account for the (hopefully) continued improvement of our youngsters, namely Brandon Knight, Greg Monroe, and Jonas Jerebko, and perhaps some sort of new presence from the rookie big man who apparently is still close to being a high schooler.
It would be better for them to get another high pick than contend for a playoff spot and still not make it. There will be some improved teams in the east this year. I think one of Wizards or Bucks definitely makes it. Maybe both
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:11 PM   #47
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It would be better for them to get another high pick than contend for a playoff spot and still not make it. There will be some improved teams in the east this year. I think one of Wizards or Bucks definitely makes it. Maybe both
I disagree. The Pistons finished '12 on a positive enough note that playing poorly in '13 to the point of warranting a high draft pick would be a killer to both team and fan morale. That doesn't mean making the playoffs is an expectation, I just think it'd do a lot more for the organization to see a ray of light at this point rather than languishing and seemingly going backward from the direction they were headed for the last 2/3's of the '12 season.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:51 PM   #48
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I like Lacobs quote on him...regarding other GM's thoughts on him.

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"Iíll just say that heís a very, very impressive athlete," said Joe Lacob. "Heís not an impressive basketball player today. I think if youíll talk, youíll hear that."


Guys like Drummond just don't slip that far if they have an ounce of BBIQ. There are physical specimens in each draft that match that description that don't make it past their first contract.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:09 PM   #49
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I like Lacobs quote on him...regarding other GM's thoughts on him.



Guys like Drummond just don't slip that far if they have an ounce of BBIQ. There are physical specimens in each draft that match that description that don't make it past their first contract.
The guy is 18 years old, get him a legit coach and he'll be ok
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:16 PM   #50
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The guy is 18 years old, get him a legit coach and he'll be ok
I hope so, but I know it's not a guarantee. I'm just glad social media is advanced enough now that we have an ability to document nearly every single person who backed and supported Joe Dumars' selection of Drummond, thus perhaps limiting the amount of folks who'll later act as if they knew Dumars made a horrible pick (if Drummond doesn't turn out).

Then again, I'm sure people will not change.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:20 PM   #51
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I like Lacobs quote on him...regarding other GM's thoughts on him.



Guys like Drummond just don't slip that far if they have an ounce of BBIQ. There are physical specimens in each draft that match that description that don't make it past their first contract.

NBA GMs have a herd mentality besides a select few.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:22 PM   #52
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:32 PM   #54
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I cant lie, when we came up at 1.09 & Drummond was still there, I was screaming at the TV to take him! I LOVE this pick.
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Damn, he looked like a 6'10 point guard in that mixtape . . .
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:30 PM   #56
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Oh god I was so pumped. Leading up to the draft I was terrified and completely bummed at the prospects of Leonard or Henson that I turned it after I bled some blue with the first two picks. I turn it back twenty minutes later and I see Drummond crying and NO On The Clock rolling on the ticker. I leaped up from the couch and yelped for joy.
yeah, Im with you on this. Really did not want henson or leonard (though I preferred leonard). So glad he slipped to us, even if he doesnt pan out.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:28 AM   #57
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He is playing against high school kids who aren't nearly as physically mature as himself. If his skillset was as developed as you let on, he wouldn't have been the 4th scoring option on his team last year.

Drummond is just another athletic big with zero fundamentals. He's riding the "Could he be the next Dwight Howard?" wave. Simple as that. Right now people are reading way too much into his potential and too little in the likelihood he busts.

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