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Pistons fix woes of a winless team, which unfortunately, was the Lakers

Detroit Pistons

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Recap | Box Score

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Los Angeles Lakers

Jason Maxiell, PF 19 MIN | 3-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 8 PTS | -26

He started very strong with , but he got into foul trouble (at least by the standard of conservative NBA coaches) and faded. Having him guard Dwight Howard for so long is asking too much, but unless Slava Kravtsov is ready to play, there was no other option.

Tayshaun Prince, SF 24 MIN | 3-8 FG | 3-4 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 9 PTS | -40

He forced his own offense a little more than in the first two games. He still hasn’t done much of the periphery work (rebounding, passing, etc.) necessary to win.

Greg Monroe, C 26 MIN | 4-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS | -31

His defense on Dwight Howard was up and down, and even though it was mostly down, that’s still better than expected. His offense, though? Yikes. He hasn’t delivered this season.

Brandon Knight, PG 23 MIN | 1-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 6 AST | 2 PTS | -30

He didn’t shoot well, didn’t see the floor well and didn’t stick with Steve Blake. The Pistons’ offensive shortcomings tonight can’t all be blamed on Knight, but when your point guard plays this poorly, it really hurts.

Rodney Stuckey, PG 25 MIN | 0-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 0 PTS | -23

He’s shooting 1-for-23 this season. 1-for-23! If his migraines are affecting him this much — and they very well could be — Stuckey should sit. If playing through them means playing like this, he’s hurting the team.

Jonas Jerebko, PF 29 MIN | 5-9 FG | 7-9 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 18 PTS | -3

Active from the moment he entered the game, Jerebko definitely pushed the tempo. He was the go-to scorer on the fun bench unit that played late, and the role suited him well. That must have been what his games were like with the Swedish national team.

Kyle Singler, SF 26 MIN | 4-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 11 PTS | +6

He complemented Jerebko well and did a little bit of everything. He’s become very fun to watch.

Andre Drummond, C 22 MIN | 2-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 5 PTS | +2

In the first half, he forced a terrible shot and was out of position defensively. Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol dominated the Pistons inside, and though it would seem like Drummond could help in the paint, he couldn’t. Drummond was very active late, and although his energy resulted in only a few positive plays, his hustle was welcome. It will pay more dividends once Drummond gets a better feel for the NBA game.

Will Bynum, PG 25 MIN | 4-11 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 5 AST | 10 PTS | +1

It was nice to see him defer to Jerebko a bit and pick his spot to attack.

Kim English, SG 20 MIN | 2-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 8 PTS | -1

His perimeter shooting was a nice addition and had a pure-hustle blocked shot. He might not be a rotation player on every team yet, but he’s clearly working hard on the court, doing everything possible to earn as many minutes as possible.

Austin Daye, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION MIN

If he didn’t even get a look in this game, when the Pistons trailed by as many as 36, he must be really far out of the rotation.

Charlie Villanueva, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION

If he didn’t even get a look in this game, when the Pistons trailed by as many as 36, he must be really far out of the rotation.

Game in a chart

55 Comments

  • Nov 5, 201212:18 am
    by David

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    I’d like to see you grade Frank too. 

    Does anyone understand why we haven’t seen Drummond and Monroe play together? Wasn’t the 4th quarter a perfect time to “experiment”/play the pistons future frontcourt together?

    Why put CV and Daye on the active roster if he’s not going to play them? Would’ve been nice to give some of the garbage time minutes to Slava (Drummond looked gassed at the end of the game).

    If Stuckey is playing thru a migraine, that’s basically on Frank right?

    I’ve been patient with Coach frank, and I’ll continue to give him the rest of this season and into the next to shape this team up. But there’s no reason to coach a team like this so conservatively.

     

    • Nov 5, 201212:02 pm
      by frankie d

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      is it a coincidence that frank’s last few teams have started their seasons out so horribly?
      the 0-16?
      the 4-24?
      the 0-3, soon to become….?
      the 3 losses, this season, aren’t so meaningful.  what makes this year so tough, even now, is the fact that the team looks so chaotic on the floor.  and this chaos comes from a team that starts the exact same starting five that played the last 2/3′s of last season together.  if this team featured a new starting five and that 5 struggled, it would make sense.  but the fact that these starters, who should know each other and their roles, look so bad makes no sense at all.  
      except that it must reflect something that frank does or does not do at the beginning of seasons.  
      not sure what that he does or does not do, but the tendency of his teams to play so poorly is probably not a coincidence.

  • Nov 5, 201212:18 am
    by am

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    Watching the game i see a few things here
     
    1. The starting 5 just seemed disengaged after the first period…it shouldnt take the 2nd unit to come out and play the way they did because the bench was more exciting and willing to play then the starting five.
    2. what the hell is going on with Monroe and Stuckey…Stuckey was getting to the rim but just making terrible decisions and throwing up straight garbage..Monroe was a bit more aggressive this game but the Gasol and Dwight was just to much for him
    3. Knight looked very uncontrollable. he took a step back from the Phoenix game..and it makes no sense cause he shouldnt have any problems with Steve Blake
    4. Finally..it was actually enjoyable to watch the 2nd unit. English has a hella of a shot and Jerekbo, bynum and Singler were playing very well..for a while i wasnt too much into Singler but now im starting to like him…that is my observation..ugly loss but a few positives  

    • Nov 5, 201212:27 am
      by David

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      Monroe and Stuckey are having very different issues.

      Stuckey… something is wrong there. Migraines, the valverdes, something is just… off.

      Monroe has been up against some of the best defensive big men in the league: Asik, Gortat, and Howard. He’s never been all that effective against good defensive centers, and its unfortunate he had to start the season up against these guys. The solution: play him at the 4 and another, more athletic, big man at the 5. Don’t know who that could possibly be…

  • Nov 5, 201212:24 am
    by BIGMARV

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    Do anybody have Allen Iverson on speed dial? I like how frank played the bench he was showing a great example that his starters suck, like Berinie Mac said “Its gonna be some funiture moving”. I can see frank making some moves or handing out more minutes to the reserves in the next game. Imma say it again this team needs a single star to be the face of the team  as of right now there is no idenity and when you dont have that you play scramble basketball like you seen tonight.

    • Nov 5, 201212:32 am
      by David

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      Apparently Kenyon  Martin is unsigned and waiting to get signed by a team. He’s not a the face of a team, but would be a cheap defense oriented, veteran big man.  And he’s from Saginaw.
       

  • Nov 5, 201212:33 am
    by ryan

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    We’re not looking good out there. We’re not even looking competent. I don’t know what the problem is but it was an ugly game.

    Especially given how well JJ and Kyle Singler played off the bench. A team with those two coming in hustling and hitting should be in a good spot but our starters put them in such a hole early that even a solid bench effort ain’t enough.

  • Nov 5, 201212:34 am
    by Jodi Jezz

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    What the heck is going on with Stuckey??

  • Nov 5, 201212:41 am
    by Pete

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    Did anybody see Tom Gores at the game?? he looked very very frustrated/mad. I wonder how long hes gonna take watching this team as is….

  • Nov 5, 201212:46 am
    by Ari

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    This team is still devoid of any real go to talent.  Middle of the pack team when hitting on all cylinders, absolutely brutal when not.  Schedule not doing any favors to start the year either.  Also think Piston fans are a bit guilty of hyping some of the young talent.  Potential, yes, but still largely unproven and you can’t count on them.  Knew scoring was a nightmare.   Ben Gordon wasn’t anything special and a disappointment, but he was still arguably the team’s most explosive scorer.  Perhaps some of the young guys can replace that, eventually, but not anytime soon.

    • Nov 5, 20121:12 am
      by Scott Free

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      Whats with the Ben Gordon nostalgia.  He’s like the George Bush of the Pistons or something.  Yes, Ben Gordon had the potential on any given night to be a lights out shooter… but how often did he deliver on that potential?  

  • Nov 5, 201212:52 am
    by Mark

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    I thought Drummond played better than a D+. He was part of the 2nd group that all got B’s, and don’t ignore the impact Drummond was having on defense in the paint helping them look good. He started out bad in the 1st half, but I don’t really know what Frank was expecting after waiting until the Lakers were rolling and up 30 to put him in. If they are trying to protect him, tonight they put him into a snakepit. 

    But I thought the 2nd half was a different story. He played solid D inside, got a couple blocks, forced some TO’s on Dwight, frustrated Pau a little bit, and grabbed 7 boards. What more could ask for out of him against LA in his 3rd game?

    I’d give him a C+ tonight. Poor 1st half, Solid 2nd half. 

    • Nov 5, 201212:55 am
      by Mark

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      Thats also what I don’t get. If they are trying to protect him, he’s better off starting playing from 0-0, then keep waiting until they are double digits and the other team is rolling.

    • Nov 5, 20121:27 am
      by Nick

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      I agree with you Mark. I would give Drummond a C+ tonite too. He seems like he’s getting more comfortable with every game that he play in.

    • Nov 5, 20127:06 am
      by Vic

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      Drummond did great. Pau and Dwight had to actually work to score when he was in. His paint protection and quickness helped the rest of the 2nd unit Outplay and outs ore the reserves.

      Yes, the mistakes that he did make were ” highlight” mistakes:.. But they were  osly worh 2 points. I’ll take a few of those in exchange for the overall increase of effectiveness that he brings to the flow of the game, as evidenced by his consistently positive plus/minus and the fact that they do better wh Ile he is on the floor.
      FEED THE MONSTER AND THE BEAST! 

      • Nov 5, 20127:09 am
        by Vic

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        The only thing he needs to do on offense is rOll harder and call for the ball. If they stopped treating him like he’s special needs he’d have the confidence to do this. He’s a beast. FEED THE MOOSE AND THE BRAHMA BULL!!!!!

        • Nov 5, 20128:59 am
          by Patrick Hayes

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          Also, your ‘FEED THE MOOSE AND THE BRAHMA BULL’ tagline on every comment is getting just as annoying as Ray’s ‘i hate you Lawrence Frank’ nonsense.

      • Nov 5, 20128:58 am
        by Patrick Hayes

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        “Drummond did great. Pau and Dwight had to actually work to score when he was in.”

        Vic, come on. You’re just being dishonest with that argument. You know that Drummond barely played against those two, right? He played against them in the first half and looked just as lost as the starters. Then he played a few minutes in the second half against them when Brown brought his starters back when the game got to within 20 points or so.

        Drummond played primarily against Hill/Sacre. You’re kidding yourself if you think he wouldn’t have had the same struggles against LA’s starters that Monroe/Maxiell did. He had an overall uneven performance. A few positive plays mixed with a few negative ones. The net positive, as Dan wrote, is that he played with far more effort than the others. And if you notice, he was rewarded for that effort and allowed to play through mistakes in the second half because of it. 

  • Nov 5, 201212:57 am
    by moe

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    The pistons have to change their offense game plan. I look at all other teams and they are running a lot pick and roll offense. I want to see more Stuckey/Knight pick roll game with Monroe.  I do not want to watch any more ISO for prince and Stuckey. I do want to see this team play with faster tempo.  More fastbreaks!!! If you can’t defend why not outscore the other team.  Tonight , they should have played more zone and full court press. Everything was too easy for the lakers..
     
     This team has to find an identity.  If you look at other teams in the NBA , most of them know what kind team they are. Do not get me wrong , I love knight as a player. But we need a starting point guard that can run the offense.  I think knight is a great backup point guard/shooting guard where all he has to do is score.  Maxiel is a backup player on most teams and should be on this team.  Him playing beside Monroe puts a lot of pressure on Monroe and Monroe’s weak defense  is noticeable.
     
     Joe Dumars should call Utah Jazz GM and see if he wants to trade one of many front-court players they have .
     
     What is wrong with Stuckey? Is he trying to stay away from driving in the lane. Too many jumpshots for him. Please attack the basket. If he’s injured , coach should not play him and let him rest.
     
     

    • Nov 5, 20121:00 am
      by Mark

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      The pistons have no offensive game plan. And I’m not exaggerating. The game plan is to get stops and do whatever they want on offense. Great strategy for a team that gets no stops and has a 20 yr old PG. 

  • Nov 5, 201212:58 am
    by Mark

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    Even if they start Drummond next game, it feels like all the good vibes of the pre-season are gone, and now it’ll just Monroe/Drummond struggling together. He should’ve capiltalized on the chemistry they showed in the couple of times he played them together. And immediately started him to build off of that. Now everything is a mess and the team has no confidence.

    Seriously though, wtf is Frank doing refusing to even play them together at all? If he doesn want to start him, why can’t he be the first big off the bench for Maxiell at least?

    This coaching staff is a complete joke 

  • Nov 5, 20121:08 am
    by Scott Free

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    Minor point, but it amazes me how little the Pistons look to Jerebko on offense.  Watching the team actually appear to run plays for him has clearly shown dividends.  I think games like these, and his work in the Euro-league suggests Jerebko has a lot more to offer the Pistons than merely “energy guy off the bench” duties.

  • Nov 5, 20121:09 am
    by MNM

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    WWrD = What Would ray Do?  ..Other than fire Lawrence Frank and Joe Dumars, then firing Lawrence Frank and Joe Dumars again..

  • Nov 5, 20121:09 am
    by moe

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    I can see this team having the worst record in the league this year. If they continue to play the way they did tonight. I know it is early, but it is time for some change. Frank should move stuckey to the bench and be the sixth men. Drummond should start at center, look at what the toronto raptor are doing with their young center. Let him play and sub for him when he gets in foul trouble. Play with a faster tempo and more full court press. Please do something before it is  too late!!!!!! 

     

    • Nov 5, 20121:44 am
      by tarsier

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      24 games into last season, that looked like a distinct possibility for the Pistons too. However, Detroit simply has more talent than some of the league’s other bottom feeders. So unless they still look this bad at the all-star break, I would continue to keep them out of the league’s bottom 5.

  • Nov 5, 20121:43 am
    by Mel

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    The starting 5 besides Max and Knight don’t play with any Piston pride. I’m tired of hearing Monroe Scream and 1, dude just focus on the game and play. Send Stuckey to the D-league with a bottle of pain killers. I live in LA now and I hate hearing these laker fan talk trash about my Pistons. People out here wondering what Frank is doing also. Well lets see what we look like when 17 more games come around. Toronto is starting their rookie center, and when he get in trouble they pull him out so he can keep his confidence. We could do the same for Drummond. We need height on the floor, not 6″6 Max shooting jumpers out there.

  • Nov 5, 20122:01 am
    by Seto

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    I waited 3 games to write something – I know, it´s not much, things are going to change, but this game was so terrible and here in Slovakia I have to wake up around 1-3 a.m. to watch every game, so it gets me even more upset… I like Stuckey, I was always a fan, but I´m starting to think that he should go, we need a shooter, not slasher. And he has all the tools to be a great defender, but he has never developed them or used them. Tay should go too, but that´s a different story. If Gores looked mad it´s only good, but I don´t see us doing something big with trades when we are going to have great cap space next summer. It´s tough to do a good quality trade without taking bad contracts. So in summary I see us staying intact (maaaaybe Prince will go), go to the lottery, pick 1-2 good players in free agency and hopefully be ready to fight for playoffs next year…

  • Nov 5, 20123:01 am
    by bball4224

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    That chart at the end is amazing…

  • Nov 5, 20123:13 am
    by Ryan P

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    To me a nice bench unit of JJ, Singler, Max and Bynum would be solid most nights.  

    Maxiell and Monroe..just doesnt scare anybody.  What are we waiting for with Drummond and Monroe..what are we waiting for??  Let them start developing chemistry…..now!

  • Nov 5, 20124:11 am
    by Nick

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    I know it’s probably too early in the season to talk about trades, but I think the Pistons need to take a serious look at Tyreke Evans. He is on the trading block and could be the spark that this team is missing.

    • Nov 5, 20124:32 am
      by Mark

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      I’ve wanted Evans for a while. I think a Stuckey for Evans trade may have been possible before the season, but now SAC would never make that trade. Last year though Stuckey put up 35 on SAC in both meetings, so you have to think they must be impressed with him. Seems like he could be a nice consolotion replacement for SAC, similar to OKC getting Martin for Harden. I don;t think we’d have to give up draft picks though. Maybe some other young talent like Jerebko, which would be fine with me.

      If the Pistons were smart they’d sit Stuckey and make it seem like his struggles are because of a migraine. So to keep his trade value from decreasing even more.

      At this point, you gotta think they aren’t going to pick up that $4 mil next year on his contract, so they are going to need to trade him too and get something. Evans would be a huge pickup. Kind of like trading Stack for Rip.

      • Nov 5, 20124:33 am
        by Mark

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        Evans has go-to scoring ability too, and could be our PG if Knight doesn’t work out, and/or move Knight to SG.

        I think Evans-Drummond would be an awesome duo. 

  • Nov 5, 20124:30 am
    by Alex

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    Honestly im thankful for Prince But id rather see Austin Daye start at small forward at this point. 
    1st unit Bk/RS/AD/GM/AD
    2nd unit WB/KE/KS or KM/JJ/JM 
     if our team doesnt start playin up to their potential , not only will we miss playoff, but well pay people big money to sit on a bench and not have any trade value for us nor will they find a team to give them a shot on another roster so fellas, you might wanna play some of that
    DEEEETROIT BASKETBALLLLLL  or you might wanna get a financial advisor cuz youll have to make your money last you a lot longer . Please get it goin im still and always will be a fan but this is just Demoralizing for all of us . they saying you cant do it , Do we need an us against the world speech to get you goin or what? Lets ball out of control now!
     

    • Nov 5, 20129:42 am
      by tarsier

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      “But id rather see Austin Daye”

      You and ummm… nobody else in the world. Daye’s not generating any trade value. 

  • Nov 5, 20124:35 am
    by Alex

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    Brandon Knight and Tyreke Evans starting in the back court? I think so! 
     

  • Nov 5, 20124:37 am
    by Mark

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    btw the whole starting lineup should’ve gotten F’s. 

    Its ironic that Max/Monroe got D’s because they didn’t play no D!

    Howard/Gasol scored 21 of the Lakers first 25pts on Monroe/Max. They definitely deserved F’s along with the rest of the starters. When your coach takes your whole lineup out at once, you’ve all failed.

    • Nov 5, 20127:23 am
      by Tom Y.

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      Well they need some D then. As you are surely aware, there is no “D” in Greg Monroe or Jason Maxiell. However Andre Drummond has three of them. Proof.

    • Nov 5, 20127:47 am
      by Vic

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      Right:.. It’s a defense first game. I don’t care how many jumpsuits you make if it’s going back & forth like volleyball, Maxiell. A competent coaching staff would get this. Unless they are trying to early tank and get an competition for one of the worst records of the season, or they are just trying to make a point so that the starters don’t complain when they are demoted.

      FEED THE MONSTER AND THE BEAST AND BRING THE BABY EATER TO FEAST 3 SQUARE MEALS OFF THE BENCH.

      • Nov 5, 20129:44 am
        by tarsier

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        How is it a defense first game? Just like you don’t care how many points are going up if they’re just going back and forth, I don’t care how many stops you’re getting if you’re never putting it in.

    • Nov 5, 20128:54 am
      by Patrick Hayes

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      “Its ironic that Max/Monroe got D’s because they didn’t play no D!”

      They also played almost all of their minutes against Dwight/Pau. The backups certainly looked better, but they were also going against the Lakers far weaker bench. Unless you think Robert Sacre and Jordan Hill basically are the equivalent of Pau/Dwight? 

  • Nov 5, 20124:43 am
    by Alex

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    If only we made room for ben wallace  =…….( lol i wouldnt mind if was the first Big off the bench After Drummond to show Andre how its done if Andre isnt playing well. Wishful thinkin . Story of a piston fans life 

     

    • Nov 5, 20127:28 am
      by Tom Y.

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      That would have been great actually, cut Daye and sign Ben, not only for mentoring Drummond but also to have a decent center rotation – Drummond/Ben and depending on needs some minutes from Slava, Max or Moose. This would allow Moose to play most of his minutes at PF and many minutes together with Drummond.
      It’s still possible without Ben, but I can understand Frank’s reluctance to leave the center spot mostly to Dre at this point. A one-year veteran contract would be a small price to pay, and Daye has no value anyway.

  • Nov 5, 20125:15 am
    by John

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    It´s hard for any team to get wins when the supposedly three best players on the team (BK, Stuckey, Monroe) plays like they have so far this season.

    Knight isn´t a player yet that can run a offense, the best pure PG on the roster is Bynum. Whatever is wrong with Stuckey he shouldn´t play until his well enough to earn his minutes. Prince is just to slow and if you look at the league he´s one of the worst starting SFs defensively. Maxiell should be a energy guy off the bench and will have a hard time holding his own as a starter in most games. Monroe would be better off playing at PF.

    DNP Stuckey until his well enough to earn playing time, put in English for some perimeter scoring. And in the long run the team should focus on the future and not the past i.e not playing Prince.

  • Nov 5, 20126:02 am
    by ray

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    Drummond was better than a D ….he only had two first have negative plays … The jumper and then going for the steal against dwight which gave up the dunk…. Then he was yanked …. When he got back in the game he was active on the offensive boards … Had a few really good defensive moments against Dwight and Gasol … Had two blks …. And 2 put backs …. He was jumping and throwing his body around trying to make something happen …

    Only a Frank support would give him that kinda grade …. B- if u ask me ..

    • Nov 5, 20128:53 am
      by Patrick Hayes

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      “Only a Frank support would give him that kinda grade”

      Dude, this is not a Frank vs. Drummond thing. Frank has obviously done a terrible job this season and it has been pointed out numerous times on this site. No one goes to the extreme, crazy-person level that you do with it, but nonetheless, it has been pointed out.

      “B- if u ask me”

      Well, no one did. But since you mention it, you realize Drummond’s minutes came largely against Sacre/Jordan Hill, right? If Monroe/Maxiell played most of their minutes against that front line, they would’ve played very well. Drummond was so-so. I probably wouldn’t have given him a D if I was doing the recap, but I certainly wouldn’t have given him a B either. 

  • Nov 5, 20126:41 am
    by Sevan Shmaoon

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    The reason why we drafted Drummond  is because we didn’t have a true center so he should of been in starting line up since season game 1 with monroe . I mean frank is horrible coach I bet if we put Drummond in the starting line up our team  will be so much better because the only reason why teams are coming in the 1st quarter and taking huge leads is because they are always going into to the paint and scoring and maxiell and Monroe can’t defend I got to admit those two are both better than Drummond but can’t defend  but we need size in like drummond.

  • Nov 5, 20127:23 am
    by Derek

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    Well so much for expectations… With Monroe previous seasons and the motivation he felt from getting snubbed from the USA select team, I expected a player on a mission.  What we got was a hesitant player with diminishing confidence and bent toward getting manhandled.

    With the work Stuckey put in over the summer I expected a breakthrough year, but Stuckey’s health is in disarray with migraines…yet he continues to play through them to the detriment of the team.  I blame Stuck, Frank, and Dumars for this attempted buffoonery.

    Slide Monroe to the 4.
    Start Drummond
    Put Stuckey on the inactive list until he recovers
    Start English.
    Give Singler more time
    Get Middleton into the rotation

    If we’re going to suck, let’s see what we’ve got in youth.

    Get on the phones and make some moves.

    • Nov 5, 20127:54 am
      by Vic

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      Those are the types of Decisions that a real decision-maker like Bill Laimbeer would make. He wouldn’t wait for some kind of special talk from Joe Dumars or Tom Goris to make the decision for him. He would do it to win. He wouldn’t have to try to make a point, or teach a lesson. He just do it.

      • Nov 5, 20128:49 am
        by Patrick Hayes

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        So … Laimbeer wouldn’t consider input from the owner of the team or the team president when making decisions? Right …

  • Nov 5, 20127:59 am
    by Vic

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    It’s funny how Bill Laimbeer was the big man coach that helped turn Kevin love into a superstar. I’d rather Greg Monroe go to the source, and work with Bill Laimbeer instead of just working out with Kevin love. That has not seemed to work.

  • Nov 5, 20128:32 am
    by Corey

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    Start JJ at the 3.  Drummond at the 5. Monroe at the 4. Stuckey needs to be inactive until he’s recovered. Playingy this badly dooms the team. They need more shooting on the floor and sitting Stuckey for more minutes from English and Singler would help.

    I don’t like Monroe at C with JJ at PF. Too small, and JJ doesn’t rebound enough at PF. Love him as a SF though.  Monroe will be better. He’s had 3 big athletic defensive centers on him, and he’s not good against those yet. He needs to play PF.

    They really need to trade Prince or Stuckey or Max for a shooting guard who can shoot. The spacing is horrible.

    i do see a light at the end of the tunnel, though. I hope Kravtsov gets into the rotation.  Having him or Dre on the floor next to moose will help.

    why doesn’t this team run any pick and roll? 

  • Nov 5, 20129:44 am
    by Al

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    Alarming!! Smh, another hard to watch game with few bright spots. The rookies along with Jerebko continue to provide quality minutes and bring tremedous energy and effort. The starters only putting up 13 in a quarter pathetic. I figured we would go big on this game, no knocks to maxiell but it just would have made sense to put Slava or Drummond in to be physical with LA’s bigs right?? Max would have played reguardless but hey im no coach… I just dont like what im seeing even if it is only three games into the season. They just dont look like a team who believes in what they are doing if things dont go there way. Im not sure whats going on with Stuckey but as predicted, we ride or die with him and the amount of minutes he soakes up so, he must get this thing turned around fast! Prince is just along for the ride it seems so I’d give the nod to Jerebko or even Singler at this point, off the bench would suit him offically now but then again the second unit runs the floor like the first unit SHOULD so Prince may even hender that notion. So far, A TOTAL MESS in the first 3 games.

  • Nov 5, 201210:16 am
    by danny

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    PATHETIC steve blake running wild on us and getting 5 steals.  Everyone should look at blake and think “i’m gonna get 30 tonight”

  • Nov 5, 201212:50 pm
    by Reta

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    BOY, you sure are a Hard grader, but you’re so cuuute!

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