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Rock out with the lockout

It’s 12:01 a.m. Eastern, and that means the NBA’s lockout is officially underway. That certainly puts a damper on July 1, typically an exciting day when free agents can begin meeting with teams.

But fret not – or at least don’t fret too much. We’re still here, and we’re not going away. Plus, our site won’t regress back to the “stone ages.” We might even make upgrades!

We have a lot planned for the summer:

  • A book club
  • Continuing Assist Charts
  • Ranking the Pistons’ seasons

That’s just the start. We have a few more ideas we’re kicking around, too.

I can also say with almost complete confidence, there will be a next season. I have no idea when it will begin, but I can’t imagine the NBA will fold. So, that means we’ll continue to look back on last season with an eye on next year. Especially, we have a few rookies who we don’t know as much about to analyze.

And we’ll cover that whole player-owner thing, too.

So, please, stick around. There’s no hiding that the lockout stinks, but we’ll do our best to keep this site enjoyable during the stoppage.


  • Jul 1, 201112:27 am
    by jayg108


    I’m already experiencing withdrawal.  I was hoping for Rip to go to Cleveland before the lockout.
    Speaking of bookclubs, I’m planning on reading Simmons’ book this summer.  It’s supposed to be updated with the free agency mayhem of last summer.

  • Jul 1, 201112:40 am
    by Reaction


    What do you think of these trades:

    Sign and trade Prince to Clips for a 1st round pick next year.. Sign and trade Stuckey for a 1st round pick from some team.

    Trade Rip for a 1st or 2nd round pick or whatever we can get..

    I say we load up on 1st round picks for the next 2 drafts… they are going to be stacked 

    What do you all think?

    • Jul 1, 201112:41 am
      by Reaction


      btw Book club sounds excellant :D

      also I meant those trades for after lockout obviously =]

    • Jul 1, 20115:39 am
      by MrHappyMushroom


      Ain’t no way Rip, Tay, and Stuckey are getting the Pistons three first round picks.  Remember, the most recent rumor was shedding Rip would cost the Pistons a first rounder of their own.  And it’s hard to see any team trading an upper level first round pick for Tayshaun.

    • Jul 1, 201111:39 am
      by Laser


      reaction: what i think is that you don’t know how trades work. god bless you, but you aren’t even close.

      do we have to explain the parameters of how trades work (under the rules of the old CBA, admittedly, but that’s all we have to go on) every single time some well-meaning but completely clueless person proposes a trade that could never happen under the rules?? i mean, it’s bad enough to have to read absurd trades that would never happen ever, but do we have to suffer through ones that are actually impossible under the rules? anyone else get tired of explaining it?

      • Jul 1, 20113:13 pm
        by Reaction


        Actually I do. First off the Clips really want Tayshaun. If we can convince him to sign n trade we can get a pick(just as Dallas offered a 1st round pick for him). Not to mention they have cap space as well. 2nd off I think Stuckey is worthy of a first round pick from some team.

  • Jul 1, 20111:37 am
    by Scott


    Screw the NBA. Thats all I can say, SCREW THE NBA!!!

  • Jul 1, 20113:20 am
    by Ryan78


    I read the 1st edition from pre free agency, excellent read, however his big “the secret” is good team basketball with 1 alpha dog. especially good if you dont know the history of the league

  • Jul 1, 20114:16 am
    by Tre


    @ Reaction – We can’t just trade players for picks , there’s a such thing called a salary cal ! Btw I’m not sure. ANY team that’s certain to have a bad losing record won’t be willing to trade a 1st round for ANY of those players you named ! Teams drafting late in the draft wouldn’t mind I’m sure , but that’s a whole different situation !!

    • Jul 1, 201111:42 am
      by Laser


      oh wait, this guy’s not tired of explaining it. thanks for doing the durrty work, tre. i can’t stand these jokers who propose impossible trades. for someone who spends a good deal of time here, you’d think some of the rules would penetrate his skull. you’d think that. but you’d be wrong.

  • Jul 1, 20113:11 pm
    by Travis


    Does it really matter what knowledge level you have to comment here? Come on Laser. Pistons fans are Pistons fans. I don’t think any of the authors here mind the extra readers or comments that come with them. Just because some people aren’t religious with NBA knowledge doesn’t mean they can’t propose an idea. There’s also the possibility of teens commenting on here. Young fans are good fans. Without fan support, the Pistons could have became the OKC Thunder.(Far from likely but just saying).

    • Jul 1, 201110:10 pm
      by gmehl1977


      Wow you mean we could of been on the cusp of the nba finals (jokes)

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