By .1 of a second!!!
"I love it that Ivy League coaches are coming to our camp and Big Ten coaches are coming to our camp. South Florida is coming. We've got about 70 schools that are coming to our camp."
By .1 of a second!!!
Paired with Damien Lillard, beat out 3 other teams
What event is KCP in?
Worst draft pick given the players available at the time he was chosen. But he's in for a fight cause the Cavs Anthony Bennett was also invited.
Note:yes I know Bennett got a double double the other nite. Blind animals....acorns....stuff like that.
Can we call it the Joe Dumars challenge?
Actually given how things turned out...there wasn't really a great pick to be had for Detroit. No one was a stand out and before we start sippin Michigan connection kool aid realize that Jennings has more than produced from the PG spot for the pistons and by stats has shot better than Burke while averaging 3 more assists a game.
I would rather have Burke, Knight and Middleton than Jennings and KCP.
So...you would rather have 2 pg's and no SG's of the future instead of a PG who is putting up better #'s than both Burke/Knight and Middleton who has done what again?
My friend drafting a local boy doesn't always work...just ask the Pistons about Cleaves, the lions about Rogers and so on.
Well, for starters Knight leads his team in scoring and assists and could play off the ball better than Stuckey, who could be dealt. Middleton is fourth on his team in scoring and leads them in steals. Between the two of them they have 75 starts and average over 28 points, 8 boards, and 6 assists. Middleton is shooting 43% 3PT. You can discount those numbers a bit by adding that the Bucks are the worst team in the league by a substantial margin, but to ask what Middleton has done is simply ignorance.
compare Burke to Mateen Cleaves? Wow. I know there are those who will fight tooth and nail to defend Dumars' selection of KCP but.....damn.
Calling a guy shooing 39% from the floor and averaging 6.7 PPG a "SG of the future" is pretty ballsy, unless you expect the Pistons to suck for a long long time.
Id take michael carter williams
Can't shoot teams are giving him the lane. If he gets a shot then he may be dangerous but I'm not overly excited until he does develop that coveted jump shot. I mean was he gonna do when teams play off em and dares him to take the j.
Haha, dude - Jennings is several years older than Burke, and makes about 15X Burke's salary. Strictly in terms of cost effectiveness, Burke is the significantly better option. Burke's salary instead of Jennings' is probably the difference in being able to resign Monroe or not.
Jennings is 3 years older than Trey and actually makes about 3x Burke's salary. But you know, facts.
Josh Smith's salary and general ineffectiveness could be the difference in beign able to re-sign Monroe or possibly needing to deal him.
Do you watch the games ? The only thing on the court he can't do is shoot. He blocks, rebounds, passes, scores, and play D stop hating
Smith has all the talent in the world, and when he is playing the 4 he can do some really good things. Yes, he can rebound, pass, and block shots and gain steals. His counting stats look good. But his individual defense on small forwards has not been great. He's fifth, on the Pistons, in PER. He turns the ball over a lot. And that only thing he can't do, shoot, is a pretty big weakness. Teams give him jumpers all day because he's threatening to put up the worst 3-point shooting season in history at the volume of shots he takes.
Josh is in the top 15 in blocks, plus shooting percentage has gone up last few games. Maybe he's getting acclimated to his new surroundings. Josh smith is good basketball player well above average.
Dumars used a top ten pick to select a SG who averages just a shade under "Jack shit" when he had a chance to select one of two franchise PGs who had both just appeared in the Final Four. It doesn't matter what Jennings averages. It didn't make him an all star this year nor has it made the Pistons any better.
How many points do you average?
I was going to write an actual response about how I believe your underlying premise is flawed, but insted here is the outline version:
No one in the nba is giving Utah jazz two of anything for trey Burke haha. I know you love trey. Sorry but trey not even in the top five in the west just stop it. I like trey but your ridiculous. Trey Burke wasn't the best player if so his draft selection would've reflected such homer
I'm glad all of you are excited about trey & thj, but most of you suck. It's crazy people on this site act is if they have all the answers & are never wrong. Most of u rag on KCP like you know him or actually watch him before he was in A piston uniform. The guy can play so stop pole riding Burke I'm pretty sure the ladies are helping him out he don't need all of you. It's funny when trey Burke has a bad game or don't do shit, it's crickets around this piece. I mean steph curry scored 44 the other day, nothing from no one. So chill out both of those kids are less than 60 games in their first season. I know of tons players in all sports who start off well but finish bad or vice versa. So just chill out on that KCP the Garbage it's getting annoying and old.
What is a "KCP"?
Missed /s tag.
Watching the OSU-Ill game. Apparently Craft is 10x Bette than Burke ever was. 12 points and 2 assists...look out NBA
Nice block M tat
Yeah it is nice. I had to go back and re-watch the video to see it since I missed it the first time. Here's a pic for those of you who haven't seen it.
I don't think that block M is "regulation" size (too skinny). Brandon, aka Mr. Branding, would not approve.
I was wondering the same thing. 96 maybe? Not sure what it would mean though
Some footage is already up on YouTube, of course....
THJ laughs at those missed threes.
Damian Trillard is niiiiiiicce man. And Trey is dat dude, but you already knew.
Been cool to see a UM presence on All-Star weekend again. Can't wait till Nik dominates the 3-point contest. Actually I can wait like two more years.
With Hardaway's show yesterday (36 points 12-23) and Burke today in the Skills Challenge, it's awesome to see UM getting represented during NBA All-Star weekend. Those two are going to have great careers. Cant wait till 2 or 3 years from now when Nik wins the 3 Points Contest and GR3 wins the dunk contest.
I was gonna watch this next October!
Stephen Curry and Trey were both there tonight... Where's the pooint guard we drafted/kept instead? Oh right, Ricky Rubio's the worst shooter in NBA history. /cries
Great for Burke and in a way Michigan. As a Piston fan all I can do is shake my head.
At least we got Drum buddy and Monroe.
Too bad all of all star weekend sucks
As a Piston? I think that would be nice. I'm sure Joe D will F that up too.
What have you seen from GR3 as a collegiate player that would make you sad that he's not going to be a Piston?
Christ it's like people on this blog would rather the Lions, Pistons, Tigers and Red Wings drafted straight from the respective Michigan teams.