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First preseason game tonight against Toronto. Andre Drummond looks great and if things hold, he will unseat Maxiell from the starting lineup... Knight looks improved and he looks like a leader.
Stuckey's knee just bent sideways, and it looked pretty scary. I doubt he plays the 2nd half... best case scenario.
Maggette and Drummond are the only new players getting any time. Singler, English, Kravtsov, etc. not getting any time. Villanueva and Prince are still hurting the team... hopefully they are being shopped for a bag of nets.
Stuckey's back out there... wow. Dodged a bullet.
I actually like this team. So do the 250 fans at the Palace.
Haters gonna hate!
Drummond is a freak.
This team is going to be damn entertaining this year. Young, athletic, skilled with good size.
Drummond looked sick. Granted it's Toronto, but you have to be excited for the future of this core.
Dude maintains his motor, and his ceiling is sky high
Drummond- 22 minutes, 6 for 8, 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 19 years old
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I think this team makes the playoffs this year.
I'm not sold on Gores as an owner.
Here's a taste of Drummond:
Will Bynum sets up the big man, Andre Drummond for the big throwdown.
Drummond didn't play tonight, but Austin Daye did...
Yeah wtf. They aren't going to waste half of a year of development like they did knight by giving him limited minutes off the bench are they. Start his ass over maxiel and let him develop on the court
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They have some outstanding young pieces. Drummond, Monroe, and Knight is a hell of a trio and the oldest one is 22? They need to gel, they need to settle into their roles, and they need to get rid of dead weight. Could be a borderline playoff team if things go right.
If Daye gets more minutes this year than Drummond, I'll flip out. With Drummond, the Pistons have a chance to make a playoffs and develop a young center. With Daye, the Pistons will get abused inside.
it's preseason. This is par for the course.
The excuse isn't that it's preseason, the excuse is that Larry Frank has decided to play "groupings" of players for bigger minutes every other game, until he sees what he needs to see, rather than play 17 players in small increments.
I think it's a good idea, it just sucks to see Daye out there and Drummond on the bench... Drummond did have 6 minutes though, and looked awesome.
He's had nothing to work with! Huge contracts for Gordon, Stuckey and Charlie V crippled this team.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
Drummond had 19 pts, 10 boards, and 2 blocks, and was a +2 (Pistons lost by 17).
Full highlight tape of his game. 1:18 - 1:28 is damn impressive.
Preseason: Detroit Pistons @ Milwaukee Bucks, October 13, 2012. Highlights from rookie Andre Drummond's third preseason game.
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
Thanks for the highlights; his free throw looked good. It was atrocious in college.
2-3 more years of sucking ass and this team will be good again.
Aren't you just Nostradamus?
I like to really go out on a limb.
They have some intriguing young pieces. Another good draft or 2 and they could be pretty good.
Count me as one that thinks this is a team that could flirt with a playoff slot this year. There are a lot of question marks, but the core that is forming on this team is very exciting. Monroe and Knight are an ideal young duo...a true PG and a true big. I think Monroe is flying well under the radar in terms of how good he's been. But Monroe has needed help in the interior and Drummond has size, athleticism, and appears more NBA-ready than perhaps anticipated. If that's true, that would instantly vault this team into playoff territory. Stuckey is a good SG for the NBA and Prince may be needed as a starter just for his veteran leadership. Magette, if healthy, can contribute, as can Jerebko.
The biggest question marks, in my view, are what to do for a third guard and back-up PF/C. Bynum and Flynn are significant step-downs, Villaneuva looks lost, Maxiell has always been too much of a tweener, Daye is nowhere near physical enough for the NBA. The starting unit is competitive, and if Drummond can step in and contribute right away, it's a playoff-level unit. But the bench is too thin and young players would have to show a consistency that doesn't usually happen first year. If Dumars can add another piece or two to that bench, that would be ideal.
There is clear reason for hope. My honest guess would be a finish just outside the playoffs, but this is a team that should be worth watching.....
This post was edited by Heathens 87 21 months ago
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." --Gandhi
Hope is the key. I remembered watching the draft, thinking about the pieces and actually realizing this team would be young with a good nucleus for the first time in ages. They certainly won't be as good as mid 2000's teams but it will be fun watching them grow. Also I know people will say that Dumars has been lucky for the past two drafts to fall the way they have (no reason they should've been able to get Knight or Drummond) but let's give him credit for standing pat and letting the chips fall where they did. Instead of making panic moves, he's let others do that for him.
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