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Pistons interested in J.J. Redick

Chris Broussard of ESPN:

Indiana, San Antonio, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Washington all showing interests in JJ Redick

As far as one-for-one trades, the Pistons could send Jason Maxiell, Charlie Villanueva or Rodney Stuckey for Redick. Jonas Jerebko and either Khris Middleton or Kim English for Redick would also work.

Villanueva surely wouldn’t be enough, and there’s no sense for the Magic to downgrade expiring contracts from Redick o Maxiell.

But does Orlando like Stuckey or Jerebko enough to accept them rather than losing Redick in free agency? I sure hope so. I’d love either of those trades.

Redick – know for his outside shooting – is also an underrated defender and passer. He could be just the shooting guard the Pistons need, and like with Jose Calderon, both parties could use the rest of this season as an audition before negotiating a new contract this summer.

81 Comments

  • Feb 21, 201310:01 am
    by Domnick

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    why not Jordan Crawford?

    • Feb 21, 201310:09 am
      by MrCarter

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      thats the guy that I was wondering about too. Washington already has Beal at the SG. What you think we could offer for him?

    • Feb 21, 201310:12 am
      by Patrick Hayes

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      Honest question — why do you guys like Crawford? Dude is an unapologetic chucker who only makes 29 percent of his threes for his career, he’s inconsistent and he’s not a good defensive player. Not really sure what is appealing about him. 

      • Feb 21, 201310:15 am
        by Domnick

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        he is young.. better upside than reddick… he dunked on LBJ… he can be our super sub…

        • Feb 21, 201310:25 am
          by Patrick Hayes

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          Redick is averaging 15 a game, is a good defensive player, is only 28 and makes 40 percent of his threes for his career.

          Crawford has been in the league three years, is well below average production-wise for that collective body of work and has an inflated sense of his own value (see Brian’s comment below with Crawford bitching about coming off the bench).

          Dunking on Lebron James is cool and all, but I’d still rather go after a player who is good at NBA basketball (Redick) than one who isn’t (Crawford). 

          • Feb 21, 201310:29 am
            by MrCarter

            For what it’s worth, another reason why I wouldnt want Redick is, last I heard, he’s now seeking a new deal worth $10 million a year this offseason. This guy must be a Josh Smith fan.

          • Feb 21, 201310:31 am
            by Domnick

            well what im wanted to say is… Crawford can play more minutes… with stuckey gone… he can play in detroit and since this is his hometown.. he’s gonna be happy… unlike Redick… he is so hard to get..
             
            stuckey straight for Crawford should be the deal.. if they want jj then fine… then give us ariza back

          • Feb 21, 201310:57 am
            by James

            When I think of the scorer I want at the 2 or 3 for the Pistons going forward, Im sorry if I believe Reddick is a tad bit underwhelming and will be asking for WAY too much on the open market.

        • Feb 21, 201310:33 am
          by tarsier

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          A lot of people have dunked on LeBron. That’s what happens to a guy when he has played about 35,000 minutes of NBA basketball.

      • Feb 21, 201310:16 am
        by Brian S

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        Not to mention, the reason stated for him being on the block is his “reluctance” to accept his role off the bench, which ironically is the role his limited skill set is most useful as.

        • Feb 21, 201310:20 am
          by Domnick

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          i believe crawford can be better than stuckey…

          • Feb 21, 201310:27 am
            by Patrick Hayes

            That is not a high bar. Stuckey is one of the most painfully average players in the league, and this year, he’s been below average. I don’t consider ‘could be better than Stuckey’ as having much upside.

          • Feb 21, 201310:28 am
            by tarsier

            That is possible. But only because Stuckey shows every sign of the capacity to regress.

          • Feb 21, 201311:21 am
            by Crispus

            I wouldn’t call Stuckey average as much as wildly inconsistent and frustrating. He looks like a dynamic star one game, and a total amateurish scrub the next. The fact that he rarely sustains an average output is what kills us.

          • Feb 21, 201311:27 am
            by tarsier

            Wildly inconsistent is fine if you are still pretty good an average. Not only is Stuckey inconsistent (let’s face it, most non-stars are, especially guys who primarily score), but his numbers average out to highly underwhelming. That’s the problem.

          • Feb 21, 201311:36 am
            by Crispus

            What I’m saying is that “average” is just a statistical abstraction with a player like Stuckey. His standard deviation is foolish! I know there are two different shades of the word “average” at play here, but I don’t believe either should be applied to Stuckey. Anyone really evaluating him for trade is not going to look at his mean season numbers, they will look at his best games and his stretches of futility and decide which they think is closer to the man they would be acquiring.

          • Feb 21, 201311:42 am
            by tarsier

            If smart, they’ll realize they’re acquiring both. But about 5 games of the latter to every 2 games of the former.

    • Feb 21, 201310:21 am
      by tarsier

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      Jordan Crawford, at his absolute best, is a poor man’s Will Bynum.

  • Feb 21, 201310:12 am
    by Ryan

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    Pistons need younger players. I hate redick. we need a high scoring SF. 

  • Feb 21, 201310:16 am
    by Domnick

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    i want tyreke!
     

  • Feb 21, 201310:20 am
    by Ryan

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    Pistion should make a push for josh smith and give him a chance at SF for the rest of the year. 

    SF-Smith PF-Moose C-Dre Thats is a young great front line.  Then in the off season go after a high scoring SG and move knight back to PG. I think Smith would fit in great at SF here!

    • Feb 21, 201310:24 am
      by tarsier

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      As has been pointed out before, many times, Smith’s biggest weakness is taking too many (any) outside shots, and not just threes. Putting him at SF alongside two guys who can’t really shoot is not going to help that.

      I wouldn’t mind Smith in Detroit. But you would typically only want two of Monroe/Drummond/Smith on the floor at a time. 

    • Feb 21, 201310:34 am
      by I HATE FRANK

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      http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/smithjo03/shooting/2013/

      He’s a wonderful athlete but horrible player on the wing…I consider him a tweener, but with not discpline to his game, he’s not the type of player Frank would even know where to begin with emotionally or mentally. It would be a terrible…

      • Feb 21, 201310:45 am
        by tarsier

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        The plus side is he has only ever been with the Hawks. If he’d already had a couple changes of scenery and that hadn’t helped, it would be a lot less likely that one more could teach him some discipline.

    • Feb 21, 201310:51 am
      by Jeremy

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      While I agree on throwing some guys at ATL to see if Smith could be had, I’m not sure I am throwing him in at the SF spot for the remainder of the year if he could be landed. On this team I envision him more at the PF spot for the remaining 2 months. He is kind of a tweener in the make like Odom or Jamison in the sense that he is athletic enough to play SF but big enough to play down low. Sentiment from guys is that they want to play a faster game and he could give a preview of what that would look like. I’m not a fan of playing small ball in the sense of 3 guard line ups, but Josh Smith at PF fits in if you’re rocking Calderon, Knight, Singler, Smith, and Moose. You really aren’t loosing all that much there.
      The beauty of the whole thing is lets say Drummond continues to not start when he gets back. You then have the ability to sub Moose and Singler out for Maxiell/Slava/CV and Drummond, and you’re back to playing a fairly bigger brand of ball. That’s lob city all day for Bynum. After a few minutes of this you put Singler or Jonas back in to give Smith a break.
      Ultimately the win here is, assuming Stuckey is the main player involved in the trade, you cleared up more cap space for the offseason. I view Smith simply as a rental asset. If he shines, great offer him a contract for what he is worth and if another team offers him more, let him bolt. Either which way you get someone who can contribute or you get cap space to get someone who can contribute. Now, this isn’t a team that is on the verge of a ring and has the cap to drop bucks on that final piece of the puzzle. It is, however, a young team with major upside pieces in Moose and Drummond, a nice role player in a guy like Singler, and the ability to retain the services of one of the better true point guards in the league in Calderon. That is what will make this an attractive destination for the younger, above average guys in the league that are looking for a place where they could shine – a la O Jizzle Mayo.  

  • Feb 21, 201310:23 am
    by I HATE FRANK

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    Riddick is wants 9-10 mil per year …. HELL NO!!!!!

    • Feb 21, 201310:26 am
      by tarsier

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      It doesn’t matter what he wants. Heck, I bet he wants a max deal. Nobody will give him that kind of money. He’d be lucky to get $6M/yr.

      But that does mean he is not particularly worth trading for. Anyone can bid on his services in the offseason. And the Pistons don’t need him for right now.

      • Feb 21, 201310:52 am
        by I HATE FRANK

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        @Tarsier….. im suprised at you ….Reddick is like when we re-signed Stuckey…

        • Feb 21, 201311:30 am
          by tarsier

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          What are you surprised by? I am fine with bringing in Reddick, but I don’t want to give up anything more than expiring deals for him. And I am fine with signing him in the offseason, but not for more than $5M/yr.

          The problem with re-signing Stuckey was not that it happened. It was that Dumars overpaid. I was actually hoping for a 5 year deal, but at about $5M/yr. Stuckey’s no world beater, but at that price, he wouldn’t be hurting anyone. 

    • Feb 21, 201310:33 am
      by MrCarter

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      exactly! and I doubt anyone else will give him that kind of offer either.
       

      • Feb 21, 201310:34 am
        by tarsier

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        If so, why do you care that he wants that contract? It’s only relevant if someone is willing to give it to him.

        • Feb 21, 201310:37 am
          by MrCarter

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          Well, unless we use it as a way to dump Stuckey or Villanueva(and NOT throw in a future 1st rd pick, like Orlando is asking for), than I guess I would take Redick because even if he left we at least get another big contract cleared off our books.

          • Feb 21, 201310:43 am
            by tarsier

            I wouldn’t give up assets for him. But it wouldn’t have to be getting rid of Stuckey’s contract either (no way in hell they take Villanueva). But I’d be fine with a lateral move like moving Detroit’s expiring deals for his.

            But yeah, if the Pistons want him, it’s just as easy to make a run at him in free agency. This season is already irrelevant. 

  • Feb 21, 201310:27 am
    by tarsier

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    Do you think there is any chance Ilyasova is available? He would be perfect.

    • Feb 21, 201310:30 am
      by Patrick Hayes

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      I actually thought about that too — Milwaukee might just be happy to get out of his long-term deal. Package a couple of expirings for him and you potentially have a third frontcourt guy who complements Monroe/Drummond really well. The Bucks might want more for him than expirings now that he’s playing better, though, and the Pistons seem adamantly opposed to adding money at the expense of their expiring deals right nwo.

      • Feb 21, 201310:36 am
        by tarsier

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        But the entire point of expiring deals is to replace them with committed money. Who cares if that is during the offseason or not?

    • Feb 21, 201310:35 am
      by MrCarter

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      You serious? Dont you think we have enough forwards? I think our biggest need is shooting gaurd. We need to dump one of our PG’s for a pure athletic 2-gaurd. I’m still not convinced that Knight will pan out at that spot and Singler more fit at the small forward.

      • Feb 21, 201310:40 am
        by tarsier

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        I don’t care how many forwards the Pistons have. I care how many good ones they have.

        But even so, there aren’t that many. I am assuming CV gets amnestied and Maxiell and Maggette don’t get new deals in Detroit. So that leaves a front court of Monroe, Drummond, Jerebko, Singler.

        How would Ilyasova not fit in perfectly? Heck, I’d be happy to try to sign Millsap or Jefferson and flip one of them for Ilyasova+.

  • Feb 21, 201310:28 am
    by Brian S

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    Would love a Stuckey-Reddick trade for Pistons.  Think that makes some sense for Orlando as well as Stuckey would form a relatively ideal 3 guard rotation which Nelson and Afflalo, who are both plus shooters.
    From Piston’s perspective, surrounding Monroe and Drummond with Calderon, Reddick and Singler’s shooting, intelligent movement and passing would be very interesting.  We would still be lacking an athletic shot creator type (though Reddick is a very underrated passer); however, many times I think that type of player (Carmelo, Gay) can do as much harm as good in terms of inhibiting ball movement – the main value in that skill is at the end of the shot clock.  Monroe’s post game is coming along, and with more spacing I believe his turnovers would come down, and he would be able to handle a lot of that shot creation, until/if Drummond develops an effective post game as Howard did.  The Calderon, Reddick, Knight as a 3 guard rotation also makes a lot sense on paper – even though Bynum isn’t leaving the rotation without a trade this year at least. I would be quite happy moving forward with re-signing Calderon and Reddick at reasonable levels (7-8 mil each/year) and hopefully drafting  wing athlete (Oladipo, Porter, etc)

    • Feb 21, 201310:31 am
      by Ryan

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      Calderon and reddick arent going to help us get to the top again. 

      • Feb 21, 201310:33 am
        by Patrick Hayes

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        It’s a significant upgrade over Stuckey-Knight, that’s for damn sure.

        • Feb 21, 201310:56 am
          by Huddy

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          It’s a low risk upgrade.  We get rid of Stuckey who we know doesn’t work and decide if we want to make a run at Reddick.  Regardless of what he wants to make we can offer him what is reasonable and if he comes back down to earth and takes it then good. Calderon and Reddick aren’t elite together, but Knight provides a different type of play off the bench for those two and the effectiveness of the line up is also going to depend a lot on how we upgrade the SF.  There isn’t a lot of SG talent that is going to be moved.  I like OJ but I wouldn’t say he is a ton better than Reddick and he doesn’t defend as well so I think given the environment Reddick is a solid choice.

  • Feb 21, 201310:37 am
    by Steve

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    Love the Redick idea…we need a reliable 3P shooter for kick-outs on drives. If they took Jerebko for Redick I’d do it in a heartbeat. BK and Stuckey can drive and dish to Redick instead of CV and Singler, who aren’t nearly as consistent. I’d be very happy with resigning both him and Calderon if reasonable.

  • Feb 21, 201310:39 am
    by Domnick

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    upgrade over ben gordon… and redick will regress after… yikes… why risk for 28 year old underachiever?
     
    get some young kids if we cant do big trades

  • Feb 21, 201310:49 am
    by I HATE FRANK

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    YIKES!!!! you guys have gone CRAZY!!!!

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/r/redicjj01.html

    Reddick has been worse than Stuckey for most of his career… he is having his best year during a CONTRACT YEAR!, he is 28! ….LOL! you guys have lost sight…

    Knight is 21, and y’all are ready to give up on him, although it took Reddick 6 years to become a legit NBA player

    • Feb 21, 201310:52 am
      by Ryan

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      Do you guys want to make the finals again? sure not going to make it with that scrub!

      • Feb 21, 201310:53 am
        by I HATE FRANK

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        @ryan Exactly!

        Reddick is fools gold!

    • Feb 21, 201311:08 am
      by Huddy

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      How has he been worse than stuckey most of his career?  He has played fewer minutes.  If you look at the stats posted on Reddick you can see he didn’t even crack 20 minutes per game until his 4th year in the league Stuckey has played over 30 since his 2nd year.  Look at Reddicks PER stats and you can see he isn’t worse than Stuckey.  If you don’t like PER look at their percentages, Reddick is much more efficient from the 3P line and FT line as welll as shooting as well as averaging considerably better from the field than Stuckey in the most MPG Reddick has ever played.  I don’t think Reddick is a sure thing or anything but crazy? to get rid of an unproductive player for an expiring contract who’s chemistry and production you can measure before deciding if you want to sign them in the offseason? no not crazy.
       

    • Feb 21, 201311:32 am
      by tarsier

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      I don’t think anyone loves Reddick. He just fills a need. At the right price, I’ll take filling a need.

  • Feb 21, 201310:53 am
    by Ryank

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    Redick is having his career year.  Lets not reward him with a contract based on the best production of his career…we did that with CV and BG.  It’s the production during length of his next contract that he should be paid for…not the 2012-2013 season.  Coming to the conclusion he’s worth a huge contract based on his career season is a sure way to keep the Pistons mediocre for the next 5 seasons.
     
    If he can be re-signed for a reasonable contract, then it would be a good trade.  But it he’s looking for over $4-5 million per season then he’s being paid under the assumption he’s going to keep producing at this level.  He will not.
     
    The GM that signs either Redick and/or Josh Smith to a huge superstar sized contract will likely be fired 2-3 seasons from now.  Superstar money shouldn’t go to average/good NBA players. 

  • Feb 21, 201310:57 am
    by D_S_V

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    Wouldn’t mind ending the Stuckey era with this deal. Would mind re-signing Reddick for the money he is reportedly seeking this summer.  

  • Feb 21, 201311:01 am
    by Domnick

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    i cant believe our team cant  make a deal better than redick…
    TYREKE is there…
    comeon! lets  trade! stop watching SMITH!

  • Feb 21, 201311:07 am
    by D_S_V

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    Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that Orlando has “secured offers of first-round picks” for Reddick. Detroit should not be one of those offers.

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA 

    • Feb 21, 201311:34 am
      by tarsier

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      If Joe gives up another first rounder for someone like Reddick, he will officially be the next Isiah Thomas.

    • Feb 21, 201311:41 am
      by Jacob

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      Not lottery picks though!

  • Feb 21, 201311:08 am
    by Ryan

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    These are the type of players pistons need to target

    Danilo Gallinari
    Josh smith
    OJ mayo
    Eric Gordon
    Danny Granger

    Thats Just a few that come of the top of my head those are players we need to get to the top. NOT Reddick Or Jose

    • Feb 21, 201311:11 am
      by MrCarter

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      Only ones from that list I’d want are Granger or Mayo

      • Feb 21, 201311:36 am
        by tarsier

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        Why do people like Mayo so much? I’d love to have him at the right price. But he is nothing special. Better than Reddick. but he’ll also probably cost a lot more.

  • Feb 21, 201311:08 am
    by Domnick

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    find a better deal! joe d move your ASS!!! we need TRADES!
     

  • Feb 21, 201311:08 am
    by Jodi Jezz

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    We better not get weak a@# Redick…Dumars you should go after Jordan Crawford!..

  • Feb 21, 201311:10 am
    by MIKEYDE248

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    I’d love to see a Stuckey – Reddick trade.  One of the things the Pistons need most is an outside threat and he brings much more of a threat than Stuckey does (not that Stuckey doesn’t take his fair share of shots).  His intelligence and game style fit in better with the team than Stuckeys does also.

    Down side though is having two Duke players on the team.

  • Feb 21, 201311:11 am
    by DG

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    My only concern with Reddick is that he’s 28 and in his prime now.  That means he would be a good acquisition for a playoff caliber team this year.  That’s not the Pistons.  In fact the Pistons are probably a couple of years from contending and by then he will be on the decline. Yes I know that shooting is a skill that decreases players decline ala Reggie Miller.  

    Wouldn’t the Pistons be better off pursuing a younger player like Jeremy Lamb who by all accounts is a good athlete and very solid defender.  Yes his outside shooting is only average for a SG.  But shooting is something that improves over time unless your name is Rodney Stuckey.  Lamb is buried in OKC and might cost less too.  

    If I’m Orlando I don’t know that I take a straight up trade of Stuckey for Reddick.  Stuckey’s contract is high for what he brought to the table this year.  If I’m Orlando I’d rather have a draft pick.

  • Feb 21, 201311:11 am
    by nick

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    we need a true power forward get rid of maxiel and try to get smith we have enough pg/sg

  • Feb 21, 201311:12 am
    by Domnick

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    prepare for the second coming of Ben Gordon – JJ REDICK

  • Feb 21, 201311:14 am
    by DG

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    Why do fans on this board want the Pistons to pursue in-efficient players like Gay and Crawford?  The 2004 Pistons were not stars so much as they were all very efficient players that worked well together.

  • Feb 21, 201311:15 am
    by MrBlockedShot

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    Hopefully we get Reddick. Stuckey has no credit left in my opinion. He is playing even worse than last year and remember he’s a guy who wanted to move from Detroit but as no one was going to pay what he requested for he decided to stay. So, we get in return a true shooter, a guy who opens the court and draws the deffense making things easier for the rest of the teammates. Knight could be developing from the bench, and he has more upside as a SG than Stuckey has (for example only counting on his three point shot he’s more valuable than Stuckey is). What do you think guys?

  • Feb 21, 201311:19 am
    by Jodi Jezz

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    Dumars, go after Tyreke, Crawford, Wilson Chandler, or Smith!!! Bring good players to Detroit, no more bums!!.

    • Feb 21, 201311:38 am
      by tarsier

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      I doubt Jamal Crawford is available. Or highly desirable to a rebuilding team. And Jordan Crawford is a bum. So it would seem you are contradicting yourself.

      • Feb 21, 201311:58 am
        by Jodi Jezz

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        Jordan Crawford isn’t a bum…He has a plenty of upside to be an excellent 6th man, plus he’s still on his rookie contract…

        • Feb 21, 201312:09 pm
          by tarsier

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          If an excellent sixth man is someone who can get you 14 ppg on 17 shots per game while contributing nothing else.

  • Feb 21, 201311:21 am
    by Ryank

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    We need 2-3 30 year old players who can bridge the gap for Monroe, Drummond, and Knight to become veteran players.  We don’t need more young guys who don’t know how to win games.  In order to keep this team viable and together, they are going to have to start winning.  Young players do not win games, little on playoff games or championships…we see it over and over.
     
    We have enough young guys.  Lets get some guys who work hard on defense and know how to win playoff games.

  • Feb 21, 201311:28 am
    by icantfind

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    i prefer reke

  • Feb 21, 201311:29 am
    by Crispus

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    I’ve liked Redick all season. He stepped his passing up real big this year as a way to help his team and insure against diminishing athleticism. You are kinda getting a combo guard with him, but one who, unlike Stuckey, is a very good outside shooter. Also, who better to be a possible mentor to Kim English? Only Ray Allen and Rip Hamilton come to mind as better pure specialized “form” shooters. If we trade for Redick and he doesn’t re-sign, it’s just another expiring contract to give us flexibility.

    I don’t know if just Stuckey would be enough. It would depend on what Orlando thinks they can get out of him performance-wise. 

    • Feb 21, 201311:43 am
      by I HATE FRANK

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      im okay with moving stuckey for reddick, im just not okay with re-sign reddick to any more than 5.5 mil per year….

      Im tired of giving average players big salaries like it will make them play better

      Stuckey 8.5
      Gordan 11mil
      Charlie 8 mil
      Prince 7 mil

      • Feb 21, 201311:45 am
        by tarsier

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        I’m in 100% agreement

  • Feb 21, 201311:31 am
    by I HATE FRANK

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    One Thing I know about Joe…

    He never does the trades that people talk about… or that we are rumored to be part of they just sort of happen….

    Think about it…

    • Feb 21, 201311:39 am
      by tarsier

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      I’m pretty sure there was lots of talk of the Prince deal. I just never actually expected him to do something smart until it happened.

  • Feb 21, 201311:33 am
    by Caleb M

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    I would totally take Reddick for Stuckey and Jerebko!

  • Feb 21, 201312:56 pm
    by Jay

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    I think this conversation has gotten a little twisted around. I think, although the article is flawed for not specifically pointing this out, that the point is that we could potentially move a longer term contract with under-performing assets i.e. Stucky, Jerebko, and/or Vilanueva for an expiring contract in J.J. Reddick, and that his outside shooting would be an asset for the rest of the season with Jose Calderon running the point.
    I don’t truly believe that Calderon can be brought back. There are too many teams that covet his skills who will be more committed to him and offer a lot more money than the Pistons will. Besides, I don’t think we should really be giving up on Brandon Knight quite yet.

  • Feb 21, 20139:33 pm
    by Joyce Trice

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    i WOULDNT TRADE  sTUCKEY OR Brandon Knight. I would keep Will Bynum also. We have a good core of players but they have to be put in the right position to be of value. Why give our young talented players away. When they do and the other player we trade for doesn’t far any better the fans don’t do anything but talk about firing or sending other players away. Give our team soome fans and encouragement . The piston fans are not worth writing about because they aren’t supporting our team like other teams do.

  • Feb 22, 20133:00 pm
    by Big Rick

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    Well we have the makeup of a team who has a high need for Calderon’s skillset. Not waying we should give up on Knight, but Calderon has the ability to create for others and make the game easier for our young bigs. Similar to what Will Bynum has been displaying. If he isn’t trying to break the bank it just makes too much sense to re-sign Jose, wouldn’t mind having Bynum back either at a reasonable price. With that being said it would be nice to get an upgrade over stuckey and get some size in our backourt, Iggy, Mayo or Tyreke for starters. Knight hasn’t displayed that he’s ready to become our full time PG and perform at an above average level consistently. I don’t want to get rid of him, but with Calderon running the offense primarily we can afford to bring him along slowly. I hate to break the news to all of the Kight apologists but honestly, he doesn’t look like a conerstone to the franchise. Seems like us fans and the local media push for that, but in reality it is what it is.

    Does it say anything that Joe D. has been trying to acquire Calderon over the last few years? Does that mean all of his praise of the “combo guard” was just fluff and a smoke screen in order to sell fans our flawed roster lthat was lacking a true PG since Chauncey?

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