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|9 sec ago||I'm not projecting Detroit's||
I'm not projecting Detroit's players to definitely be good, as you're doing with Philly's. I'm simply saying Detroit has just as good of a chance as Philly to build a contending team - something you, for some reason, are adamant can't happen. Yet you're willing to praise Philly's plan which nobody knows is even going to work yet. It makes no sense.
|2 hours 18 min ago||It's weird. He seemed like a||
It's weird. He seemed like a heavy Michigan lean for a while, but now seems headed to PSU mostly due to depth chart... Which hasn't changed since he was a heavy Michigan lean.
|2 hours 28 min ago||Vonleh is physically able to||
Vonleh is physically able to play basketball. Embiid hasn't been for a year and a half, and won't be for at least another season. Portland would've laughed and hung up if the Sixers offered Embiid for Batum. No one wants Embiid right now because no one knows for sure when/if he's gonna play again.
|3 hours 3 min ago||The Pistons also can sign a||
The Pistons also can sign a free agent on par with Ariza/Iggy once the cap jumps up.
|3 hours 11 min ago||Your assertion that Philly||
Your assertion that Philly can trade embiid for Lawson or (especially) Bledsoe right now is ridiculous btw. Until he proves he can even play again, nobody is trading for Embiid.
|3 hours 12 min ago||Then you can have it. But||
Then you can have it. But what of that are you trading that gets you a 21 year old superstar (assuming one magically comes available, which is unlikely)?
|3 hours 26 min ago||But the difference between||
But the difference between Jackson's deal and those others are that now the cap is jumping so high that it doesn't hurt as much.
|3 hours 30 min ago||You've said yourself that||
You've said yourself that free agency isn't how you build a team, that "you build through good drafting and smart trades," so why do you care how much cap space they have?
|3 hours 35 min ago||It's funny that you've just||
It's funny that you've just decided the Pistons have no chance to win a title. Drummond, Jackson, KCP, Stan Johnson... They all have just a good of a chance (if not better) to be as good or better as Philly's young "assets." Also funny that your model for what you want Detroit to do just rode an injury wave to the WCF and aren't even a top 3 team in their own conference next year. If you want the Pistons to be the Rockets, you still don't have a championship.
|3 hours 44 min ago||You didn't answer my||
You didn't answer my question. What assets does Philly have, after a couple of years of tanking now, that someone would trade them a James Harden for? Maybe Okafor and... A bunch of 2nd Round picks? Drummond is a better building block than anyone Philly has, and we didn't have to run out a D League team for three straight years to get him.
|3 hours 54 min ago||You're building your argument||
You're building your argument by projecting the worst case scenario onto the Pistons and the best case scenario onto the 76ers. What if Jackson ends up being good, Drummond continues to develop into an All Star, KCP becomes a consistent shooter to go with his excellent perimeter defense, Illyasova's shooting stretches the floor to free up the lane for Jackson and Drummond, and Stan Johnson is a two way star? Then the Pistons are legitimately good without having to endure what Philly fans have seen the last couple year and will continue to have to watch the next couple years too. You're acting like Philly's plan is a guarantee and the Detroit's is automatically bad. That's incorrect.
|4 hours 17 min ago||Do you really think a max||
Do you really think a max level guy like Howard is going to want to go to Philly? What assets does Philly have that is so appealing?
|4 hours 19 min ago||That's the thing: you keep||
That's the thing: you keep saying the Pistons don't have flexibility but you're wrong. The only long term contracts they have right now are Jackson and, sometime soon, Drummond (which everyone would agree is a good idea). I don't think what the 76ers are doing is horrible necessarily, but it's just a risky as what the Pistons are doing. They could easily end up with years of being horrible and only a broken down Embiid, offensively limited Noel, defensively limited Okafor, an unknown Euro who can't come over until 2016 at the earliest, and Stauskas who had a bad rookie year to show for it.
|4 hours 30 min ago||What about Philly's approach||
What about Philly's approach reminds you of the Houston Rockets? I don't see any James Hardens on their roster.
|4 hours 55 min ago||The Lakers and Knicks can't||
The Lakers and Knicks can't get any max players to sign with them, but you think Philly is gonna get 2? No way.
|4 hours 59 min ago||The Sixers got those player,||
The Sixers got those player, for the most part, drafting in the top 3-6. You've already said yourself that Detroit isn't an attractive destination for marquee free agents, so what do you want them to do? The last few draft picks they've had have been in the 7-9 range... Where they've acquired Brandon Knight, Andre Drummond, KCP, and Stan Johnson. That's a pretty good haul, considering where they've picked. Who did you want them to draft instead? There aren't many "potential superstars" available 7-9.
|5 hours 3 min ago||Well that doesn't make any||
Well that doesn't make any sense. You're basing your claim of being "locked in" on things that haven't even happened yet. If you want to be pessimistic then go for it, but you can't say they're locked in to a below average roster when they're absolutely not.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Couldn't agree more. Our farm||
Couldn't agree more. Our farm system is one of the worst in the league, might as well use the pieces we have (especially the ones we're going to lose anyway, like Price) to start the rebuild correctly.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Isn't a good, awfully||
Isn't a good, awfully expensive closer better than an awfully expensive, below average starter though?
|1 day 17 hours ago||LIES.||
|1 day 17 hours ago||I mean, you're bringing it up. Obviously you care.||
I mean, you're bringing it up. Obviously you care.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Like Burke, McGary, Stauskas,||
Like Burke, McGary, Stauskas, Hardaway Jr., and LeVert next year?
|1 week 1 day ago||This might be crazy, as I've||
This might be crazy, as I've only gleaned information from his Hudl tape, but does anyone else think Upshur is a better DE than TE? Again, this is only from watching his highlight film, but I was much more impressed with Upshur on defense than offense. He seems like a good, willing blocker, but I wasn't impressed with his ability after the catch. Reminded me a lot of Martell Webb. He seemed much more explosive and impactful on defense.
|1 week 1 day ago||Where did you hear that?||
Where did you hear that?
|1 week 1 day ago||Deshawn Hand went to Bama.||
Deshawn Hand went to Bama.
|1 week 3 days ago||Get out of here. You're||
Get out of here. You're comparing this to what happened at Penn State? Unreal.
|1 week 3 days ago||Allegedly Winslow's attitude||
Allegedly Winslow's attitude was horrible during his workout and he didn't want to be there. If that's the case, I'm glad we didn't pick him.
|1 week 4 days ago||What's more likely? St-Juste||
What's more likely? St-Juste ends up being Richard Sherman or being too tall to play DB?
|1 week 6 days ago||Maybe. But Detroit doesn't have the 7th pick.||
Maybe. But Detroit doesn't have the 7th pick.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||What was?||