If Moe Should Go

Submitted by rockydude on April 14th, 2018 at 10:02 PM

Where should Moe go, you know?

Ok, I apologize for that. But, what would your pick be for the NBA landing place for our favorite Berliner?

I'll take the easy one, and let someone more savvy think of something smart. Golden State, with all the shooting that they already have, could provide a unique opportunity: can you imagine the pick and pop, and probably offensive sets specific to the talent of that personnel set?

Ok, what else do you have for me?

Comments

Texas Maize Rage

April 14th, 2018 at 10:09 PM ^

Hopefully the Spurs, and if goes to their GLeague affiliate it will be Austin. I can watch him in both places. Saw a few projections that had him going to SA late in the first

nb

April 15th, 2018 at 3:21 PM ^

The biggest thing that will always translate is good hands and low turnovers. When NBA PGs have that option they will shred any defense. Can he do well with fewer touches / less defensive attention?

Lakers: good hands+pick and roll/pop player to complement IT. need that stretch 4 in Walton’s offense. Traded Nance away. Nice to have a 4 that can handle the break, be efficient and shoot 3s. Question is if he can make the most of 4-5 touches per quarter.

Celtics: Monroe and Bayne are inconsistent offensively and have mediocre hands. Takes the pressure off resigning Morris to a big deal. Need a second line scorer to take the pressure off Gordon. Might be a Kyle Korver type if he can get a faster release.

SA: They need a post that can move the ball and play fast when Aldridge is out.

snarling wolverine

April 14th, 2018 at 11:50 PM ^

Every pro sports fan (at least, every fan who calls in on sports radio) is convinced that draft picks can be easily acquired in exchange for unwanted garbage.

Caller: "I hear it's a good draft this year.  So let's trade [crappy player with huge contract] for some picks.  Trade him to [team with high pick], that'd be a good deal."

Host: "Unfortunately, I don't think that trade will happen."

Caller: "It would if our GM would get his head out of his ass."

 

FatGuyTouchdown

April 15th, 2018 at 12:23 AM ^

is giving up an unprotected 2nd for Jackson. He's got about 4 years and 65 Million dollars left on that contract. The Pistons would probably have to trade a first to get rid of Jackson. Drummond has about 3 years and $80 Million left. Blake Griffin has 4 years, $125 million left. They're not getting picks for ANY of those guys, except possibly Drummond. And it ain't gonna be a high pick that's for sure. They're absolutely fucked for the next few years thanks to Stan Van!

FatGuyTouchdown

April 15th, 2018 at 2:33 AM ^

It's a great idea in theory, but there's no team in the NBA that's taking Jackson. That's a contract that will need the Pistons to send an asset to unload. Drummond could possibly be flipped for a low first round pick, but even that is unlikely due to the contracts that Detroit would have to pick up. Plus selling low on a 24 year old center isn't usually a great strategy. There's also no wiggle room for Detroit in terms of cap. 

Quailman

April 15th, 2018 at 12:13 AM ^

Surprise. Every mgoblog user who is a pistons fan says they should draft the UM player, regardless if it makes sense or not. You really think Moe is a "building block" for the Pistons? When he's not a projected lottery pick. Most mocks have him  as a 2nd rounder or late first. Not many "building blocks" come from that range. He'll be a nice player, but that might be a bit overzealous.

FatGuyTouchdown

April 15th, 2018 at 12:42 AM ^

we should trade everyone for first round picks, and that any of our players have real, tangible trade value. In fact, with the picks moving forward, Detroit may be in the absolute bleakest position moving forward. No Cap space, few picks, no flexibility, one young player with realistic upside at this point, injury issues, poor front office, poor coach, small market.

FatGuyTouchdown

April 15th, 2018 at 2:38 AM ^

put the ball on the floor, and are improving as better rebounders. I love Moe, but I don't see him being more than a solid role player and consistent starter. Which is a great spot to be in. But he has a good skill set that many other players possess.

Rodriguesqe

April 15th, 2018 at 9:04 AM ^

It was quite contentious around here when the Pistons passed on Burke.

I specifically remember one guy being adament that it would have been stupid to take Burke because KPP was such a great pick.  I thought there were basketball reasons to take Burke along with the obvious other reasons. In hindsight, it wouldn't have mattered much but Trey would have been just as fine a pick.

I don't foresee Pistons doing much for the next decade regardless of drafting Mo. But if they take Mo I might tune in for a few games. If not, probably catch them in 2028.

We'll be Champions

April 14th, 2018 at 10:44 PM ^

The Knicks cuz their G League affiliate is good if he has to go, plus I could see him being a good backup to Porzingis, but there’s also uncertainty.

Brooklyn for playing time reasons

Maybe Portland since the guard play would draw defense away from him for 3s

Hold This L

April 14th, 2018 at 11:14 PM ^

Kornet. I think they may look for a guy at the 3 or a combo 3/4. Maybe look to trade Burke or ntilikina (spelling?) to move up and take Michael porter. If the pistons moved into the top three, I want them to take porter. If they get first pick, they have to take ayton and sort everything else out later. You don’t pass on ayton. But at two or three, porter fills a need. Miny Durant. I don’t trust doncic one bit.

OwenGoBlue

April 14th, 2018 at 11:22 PM ^

You don't give up on the youngest player in the NBA after one season when he's already good on one end of the floor. Also would make everyone in management look really dumb.

Ideal landing places for Mo are the Spurs and the Warriors. Those orgs are the best at player development and have coaches who adjust to talent with specific sets for their bench guys.