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Jose Calderon’s 18 assists shocked Greg Monroe

WASHINGTON – Jose Calderon had 18 assists and just two turnovers against the Wizards last night, becoming the only Piston besides Isiah Thomas to accomplish the feat since at least 1985-86. Greg Monroe was asked about Calderon’s stat line after the game.

“He got 18?” Monroe said. “Jeesh. I didn’t know he had 18. That’s amazing right there – 18, two. Everybody in the league knows how good he is as far as setting up his teammates and getting other people open shots.”

Calderon had no turnovers until two costly ones in the final 43 seconds.

“I played him 30 seconds too long,” Lawrence Frank said. “The thing that’s so great about Jose is the first thing he did walking in was, ‘My fault.’”

17 Comments

  • Feb 28, 201312:03 pm
    by Crispus

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    “Monroe then lost the reporter on a simple pick and roll.”

    • Feb 28, 20135:06 pm
      by Pg

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      But missed a simple layup. 

  • Feb 28, 201312:10 pm
    by George

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    I know BK fans will gloat how he had a great game, but just remember this game was against one of the worst teams in the league.  That said, I hope BK has more games like this.  As some have said, maybe we can parlay BK for a guy(s) tfits is a better fit for our future, ala Stack for Rip. 

  • Feb 28, 201312:32 pm
    by George

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    On another note, what’s up with John Wall?  Is he just not a franchise guy?  Does he seem good enough that if he were in a better environment, he would thrive?

    • Feb 28, 20131:08 pm
      by G

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      Nope, not a franchise guy. Hasn’t developed a jumper (yet still shoots a lot of long 2′s), turns it over a TON, not good in the half-court offense, can’t shoot the 3…

      There are more holes in his game than not. 

    • Feb 28, 20133:01 pm
      by tarsier

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      He’s like Brandon Knight, but more so. When he shows his flashes, damn! He just look sooo good. But more often than not, he totally flops.

  • Feb 28, 201312:48 pm
    by antoine

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    I agree with you guys, BK better watch his back.  I want to give him a chance to grow into a quality pg, but do we have the time to wait it out?  I say ‘yes’, we do, but only for one more season.  We’ll need to resign calderon, or another trade for an elite pg in the offseason.  Stability at that position is vital.  We go out and grab a premier wing, like Mayo, then look for trades for teams looking to dump salary for another athletic wing.  Draft a pg, like burke too wouldn’t hurt.

    • Feb 28, 20131:10 pm
      by G

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      I like McCallum in the 2nd round. The Pistons are picking somewhere in the top 10, and I don’t think Burke is worth a lottery pick.

    • Feb 28, 20132:19 pm
      by sebastian

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      B. Knight can become a very good point guard as a Pistons, if he has a coach who could help with his development at the position.
      Gores and Joe, first need to fire L. Frank and beg Isiah Lord Thomas, III to become the Pistons next Head Coach; then B. Knight will begin to learn the principles to becoming an effective NBA point guard.
      Zeke can even help Stuckey at becoming a better point.
      Please, let Calderon walk, when the season ends.

      • Feb 28, 20132:28 pm
        by G

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        Ugh. No.

      • Feb 28, 20132:31 pm
        by G

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        By the way, Isiah has coached quite a few combo guards before and his track record with them is NOT GOOD.

      • Mar 1, 20139:04 am
        by MIKEYDE248

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        Unfortunately Isiah hasn’t had much luck in anything post player carieer.

        • Mar 1, 20139:15 am
          by G

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          Wait, you’re forgetting about when he headed up the Continental Basketball Association… oh wait… nope, that went down in flames too

  • Mar 1, 20139:50 am
    by Big Rick

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    Damn! What’s with all the hate on Zeke? Did he blow you off for an autograph or something when you were a  little kid or something? I thought this was a site for “Pistons Fans”, no room for bashing arguably the greatest Piston ever. Come on man. Geesh!!!

    • Mar 1, 201310:30 am
      by G

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      Like him as a player, don’t want him as our coach. That would definitely be a step back.

  • Mar 1, 201312:18 pm
    by Big Rick

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    Considering what we’ve had recently other than LB and Carlisle, it would be a few steps forward. People seem to always discount what he did with the Pacers. True the Knicks under his watch were a mess, but as a coach I don’t think he’s worse than what we’ve had the last few years. Personally, wouldn’t mind seeing Lambeer, Sam Mitchell, Avery Johnson, or Mo Cheeks. Mike Brown anyone? Lol 

    • Mar 1, 201312:28 pm
      by G

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      Don’t talk about Isiah coaching the Pacers. That team, which was built & coached by Bird, went to the NBA finals and had a .683 record before Isiah got there. Isiah’s Pacers finished .500, .512 and .585 and got bounced in the first round every time. Then Carlisle came in and the Pacers went back up to .744 and got to the conference finals.

      Isiah’s teams finished .532, the team before & after finished .714. That’s a difference of 15 games! Isiah was 15 games worse than Carlisle and Bird.  

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