Title says it all. Happy to have him back in the D.
OT: Ball Don't Lie - Pistons Hire Rasheed Wallace
Should have just hired him to be the coach. At least we'd have a coach with a pulse that could stand up to his own players.
Mitchell is a athletic freak out there. KCP is struggling with his shot, but he has a shooter's mentality (aka he is pull-city.) it was rough watching korie lucious and reggie evans in pistons garb, and it made me hate myself for watching that game.
I love Gonzaga and I watched a lot of Olynyk. He's got a nice touch and he is big, but he is really really soft. He needs to gain some muscle and weight or else he will be just like Austin Daye
Summer league means almost zero when projecting NBA success. In particular, skilled guys who may not be NBA-level athletes can rip it up in summer league, because the best athletes aren't playing. I'm not saying that Olynyk won't be successful; only that you shouldn't read too much into him looking awesome. He could turn into another Nowitzki, but he could also be another Adam Morrison.
Ohhhh yeah Olynyk is CAAAANADIAN!!!
So instead of the best pg in the draft and POTY we picked up Lucious? This can only be an epic trolling attempt by Tom Gores.
Man. I was just as upset as everyone else with Joe D. not drafting Burke, but is this going to go on for the entire season? Joe Dumars is clearly going the super athletic route, Indiana Pacers style basketball, and with Brandon Knight (6'3" on a good day) and Trey Burke (6'0") would be the smallest back court in the league. With Josh Smith, Andre Drummond, and Greg Monroe clogging the post you're going to need a player to make his own shot, which smaller players will struggle with.
I want Trey to succeed, and I was just as angry. Honestly, he's better off since he's not cursed by playing for a team that's management is struggling, and owner who doesn't seem to care much more than to show off to his buddies.
I might be the only one, but I'm really tired of reading the Burke Whining.
I apologize. That was more intended as a why the F did we pick up Lucious. And then I realized that Gores went to State. And we're gonna need to be a hell of a lot more athletic than we currently are if that's the route Joe D is taking.
Lucious is summer league filler, nothing more.
State transferred out. If anything, he should want nothing to do with Lucious since he left early. It's probably best to wait until training camp before taking a real cautious look at the roster and results on the summer league court. There's a bust of Austin Daye in the summer league hall of fame. Sadly, that's not the only time Austin Daye and bust have been used in the same sentence.
Indiana is big and physical but far from hyper athletic.
The "smallest backcourt in the league" defense.
You draft Burke and you need to go out and get a taller shooting guard. You draft Pope and you need to go out and get a PG. Either way you need to go out and get a guard, so I'm not sure why one makes more sense than the other. Especially when the guards you have are all shooting guards in point guard bodies. I wouldn't be basing my decision off of guys who should be the third guard.
It's easier to find that third guard if you don't have to put a size constraint on it.
And probably the one that will sell the most tickets.
I mean, any game and the sidelines could blow up. That's entertainment.
I now have ONE reason to consider tuning in to watch a Piston's game, and that's to see if Sheed blows a gasket and gets T'd up by the officials.
I'm excited to see him work with Andre Drummond and get his post game down pat. I miss the turn around baseline jumper that Rasheed was money with. I think he will be a good coach because the players respect him
but of course the criticism on him, especially his last few years with the Pistons, is he didn't post up enough and hung out around the 3 point line too much. That of course is in the past and was as a player. It's going to be very interesting how he can transition as a coach. He's a likable guy but what is management expecting him to bring to the coaching table besides just "relating to the players"? We'll find out.
To clarify: the knock on him was that he was one of the best post-players in the NBA and did not post up enough. He has the skills, technique, and basketball mind to offer a lot to Monroe and Drummond as they develop their offensive games.
Sheed was always regarded as one of the smartest players in the league. His hurdle to being a good coach is going to be relating that knowledge to players that may or may not respect him due to his legendary antics.
Sheed was damn good in the post...when he posted up. As long as he doesn't coach our bigs to camp out at the 3-point line most of the time like he had a tendency to do as a player, he could teach our bigs some of his post game.
You know... THAT Peyton Siva.
Granted, it was way later in the draft and probably a good value at that spot. But still, c'mon Joe. EDIT: Whoops. Meant in response to the post mentioning Korie Lucious.
Love me some sheed!
Team played hard!
The CBS story (HERE) has the key quote, I think:
"But mostly, this is wonderful for the continued presence of Sheed in our lives, and the high probability that he will set the record for assistant coach ejections ... in the first month of the season."
In all seriousness, having someone like Wallace work with the Pistons' bigs is not a bad idea, I would say. I believe he worked some with Jermaine O'Neal and Zach Randolph and this turned out quite well for them, so there is definitely that. The Pistons defensive rebounding and shooting defense were lower-middle in the NBA rankings, but I would think Wallace can make an impact here.
This time around, more like bench don't lie.
Technical fouls called on the bench just tripled for this upcoming season
The Playbook Don't Lie
He is considered to be one of the smartest player in the league and players respected and loved Sheed. A great fit as an assistant coach.