June 1st, 2011 at 11:54 AM ^

this happened yesterday, and also the article you posted is from April 8th. Either way I like the move. He seems a little crazy and with owners, that usually means spending a lot of money a la Mark Cuban.


June 1st, 2011 at 12:22 PM ^

like Mark Cuban.  On the flipside, there's Jerry Jones who can't keep his hands off on everything (talking about '00s decades, not '90s decade in which the Cowboys are a dynasty).  It's a double edged sword.  At one point, Mark Cuban did the same thing but got a lot better lately.


Of course, you need to be lucky by getting that one great player like Nowtizki that can instantly change the franchise fortune.


June 1st, 2011 at 1:20 PM ^

I don't get the Mark Cuban love.  He's a pompus douche.  I don't mind an owner being a fan but he takes it too far.  Remember a couple of years back in the playoffs when K-Mart wanted to beat his ass? Oh man seeing the Thuggets wail on Cuban would have been hilarious.  But seriously Beat the Heat. 


June 1st, 2011 at 6:27 PM ^

Two extremes were arguing about here.  What about countless other sports owners who manage to be fans while not getting slapped with NBA fines and showboating for cameras to boost their ego and exposure? Mr. I, locally for example, the Rooneys, Mara for the Giants, etc.  Like I said, I don't mind owners who are fans but Cuban is pushing it for my tastes.  Different strokes I guess.  Owners shouldn't be encouraging fans to shout epiphets and slurs at opposing teams' family members, nor should they be doing it themselves.


June 1st, 2011 at 12:09 PM ^

Bill Davidson and his partners owned the team for nearly 4 decades. I was lucky enough to have a relative that was part of the ownership group. As a young kid I went to games at Cobo and saw Bing, Lanier, Chris Ford and many others play. The team went through some very tough times and long losing seasons before they put the right formula together. At some point I'll write more but I'm sad to see the Pistons change hands.


June 1st, 2011 at 12:45 PM ^

As much as I love MI sports(excluding Sparty), the pistons have easily been the hardest to watch of late. Even with new ownership, the team seems like it is a ways from being respectable again.


June 1st, 2011 at 11:45 PM ^

There's aren't any moves that can make you a contender, unless you already have some pieces. Because other than the rare times Stern slips up and let's team basketball succeed in the League, you need a superstar, and you don't get those by making moves unless you already have one.


June 1st, 2011 at 12:58 PM ^

So now that the team is sold, I'm hoping Dumars can actually swing a few moves and clean house with the roster. IMO, the only players worth keeping are Jerebko, Maxiell, Summers, Daye, Bynum, Monroe and maybe Stuckey and BG. Trade Rip and Tay to someone that needs a little veteran leadership, hopefully for either picks in next year's draft or some young talent, and let this team work it out. I feel bad for all the hate Dumars is getting, because he has had his hands tied for the past, what, year or so? In terms of making any moves. Hopefully this will allow us to finally start truly building back up tand become perennial contenders again.


June 1st, 2011 at 4:26 PM ^

There is NO value to Jason Maxiell or Dajuan Summers.  Summers will probably be out of the league (or one of those fringe players that gets a 10-day contract every two weeks) next year, and Maxiell is not a rotation player on a good team.  Besides offensive rebounding and being able to defend strictly back-to-the-basket players, he has no skillset.

Summers is versatile, I guess, meaning he can chuck whether or not he is playing SG-SF-PF.


June 1st, 2011 at 1:07 PM ^

Tay is a free agent isnt he? but ya clean house...Rip needs to go for a 7th round pick...JK...jeez. Get Mike Woodson in here to coach. These past few coaches have been a joke.


June 1st, 2011 at 2:31 PM ^

are Ben Wallace(sounds like he's retiring), and Rodney Stuckey.  I would love for the Pistons to trade away Rip and it sounds like he's still a moveable piece because of the lockout which would theotretically makes him an expiring contract.

FA Pistons:

Tayshaun Prince (won't be back)

Chris Wilcox (may or may not be back)

T-Mac (won't be back)

DaJuan Summers (likely to be back)

Jonas Jerebko (likely to be back)


That leaves the line up before FA market and draft of:

PG: Stuckey

SG: Gordon

SF: Daye

PF: Villaneuva

C: Monroe


Not a real good lineup.  Monroe is the real building block with Daye, Summers and Jerebko as the complimentary players.  They need a PG and tough interior defender.


June 1st, 2011 at 1:18 PM ^

This opens the door for Keuster's firing and a phone call from MSU grad Tom Gores to Tom Izzo.  Let the Spartyfreude begin.


June 1st, 2011 at 7:54 PM ^

Tommy won't be afraid to make the changes necessary to be a top tier franchise. He's got an uncanny ability to turn an organization around, and we all know he's not afraid to spend the big bucks! However, it may take a few years...