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Pistons – shocker – lose again

Detroit Pistons 97 Final
Recap | Box Score
105 Golden State Warriors
Jason Maxiell, PF 32 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 14 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | -15

Maxiell went after rebounds like he wants to earn more than a minimum contract next season. He even made both his jumpers outside the paint.

Greg Monroe, C 39 MIN | 4-16 FG | 5-6 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 13 PTS | -12

Monroe’s defensive has never been stellar, but it has really fallen off lately. In the last six games, the Pistons have allowed 120.5 points per 100 possessions with him on the floor (107.7 off). The Warriors’ parade of dunks wasn’t completely Monroe’s fault and probably not even mostly Monroe’s fault, but he didn’t do much to stop it.

Monroe usually makes up for his positional-defense struggles on the other end, but he didn’t do so tonight. Not overly athletic, Monroe especially lacked elevation. He had four layups blocked. Andrew Bogut is an excellent defender, and that partially explains Monroe’s struggles, but Monroe can play well enough offensively to supersede good defense. He mostly got good shots tonight. He just missed most of them.

Monroe also must master arguing calls while running back on defense. Standing beneath the opponent’s rim and yelling at the ref is part of the reason his defensive rating is so poor.

Jose Calderon, PG 30 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -8

Calderon wasn’t really involved much tonight. He hasn’t had so few shots and assists this calendar year, and he’s fallen below six shots and seven assists in this many minutes only twice prior in his career. Calderon’s defense on Stephen Curry was lacking, but that wasn’t the primary problem.

Rodney Stuckey, PG 38 MIN | 8-18 FG | 5-6 FT | 3 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 22 PTS | -14

Stuckey guarded Curry more closely than Calderon did, but it didn’t matter much. Curry (31 points on 17 shots and eight assists) is an offensive wonder.

More importantly, Stuckey played with life for the first time in… [checks calendar] … [flips back another month] … [and another] … [hopes nobody notices I didn't complete this sentence]. You could easily argue the cause and effect are revered, but I believed Stuckey had energy because he knew he’d have an opportunity. With Brandon Knight (fourth on the team in shots per minutes) out injured and and Charlie Villanueva (second on the team in shots per minutes) benched, Stuckey knew, not only would he spend nearly all his minutes at the preferred position of shooing guard, he’d have opportunities to handle the ball. Before we get too carried away, Stuckey barely exceeded the minimum of “played energetically,” but for him, that’s huge progress.

Kyle Singler, SG 29 MIN | 8-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 17 PTS | -19

While you were reading this, Harrison Barnes just beat Singler for another dunk.

Jonas Jerebko, PF 24 MIN | 4-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | +11

Jerebko took several shots that looked awful leaving his hands, but to his credit, a few went in. His performance wasn’t encouraging, but it got the job done tonight, at least.

Khris Middleton, SF 21 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | +11

Detroit cut its rotation to eight players, and Middleton still played. The Pistons are clearly giving Middleton a chance to prove himself down the stretch. This is exactly what they should have done with Vernon Macklin last season – except that was even more pressing, because Macklin had an expiring contract, and Middleton’s is guaranteed for next year. Middleton didn’t stand out much tonight one way or the other, but he added data to his sample of his plays.

Will Bynum, PG 28 MIN | 8-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | +6

Bynum scored efficiently, but he appeared at first glance to score more efficiently than he actually did. He neither made a 3-pointer nor attempted a free throw. Still, Bynum’s job is create an offensive spark off the bench, and he did that.

Brian Hill 

In Hill’s five games as head coach, the Pistons’ offensive rating (93.8) and defensive rating (114.2) would rank last in the NBA over the full season. For reference, Detroit’s offensive rating ranks ranks 23rd overall, and its defensive rating ranks 24th. Perhaps, this is a simple as bad team like the Pistons going through a rough spot while playing a tough stretch of the schedule. But I think the Pistons missing a coach – let alone the head coach – plays a big factor. Lawrence Frank  delegated responsibility based on having a full staff, so every coach working now is spread thinner than usual.

All that said, I was mostly pleased tonight given the circumstances. Unlike against the Jazz on Monday, the Pistons appeared to actually run offensive sets. Plus, by benching Villanueva, Hill showed Detroit’s coaching is not completely on autopilot with Frank out.

50 Comments

  • Mar 14, 20133:41 am
    by MrCarter

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    Our next game at Portland looks like a possible win though

    • Mar 14, 20137:14 am
      by MrBlockedShot

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      Hopefully, but right now I can only think of a bunch of teams that are winanble for the total mess we are: Charlote, Cleveland and Washington, maybe add Orlando. Anyway, after checking our schedule, don’t think we are gonna win more than 5 or 6 games at most…which is good four our draft choices but painful for the fans…so tune in again on the 23rd against Charlotte for a winable game.

    • Mar 14, 20138:53 am
      by Jeremy

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      I was actually looking at what their positioning could be this morning as well. 15 games left, assuming they win them all (I said assuming), they would be 38 – 44 with a .463 batting average. Assuming they lose them all, they would be 23 – 59 with a .280 batting average. So, their range is 23 – 59 (.280) to 38-44 (.463), but most likely they will fall some where in the middle. Final assumption being made is that all the other teams continue to perform as they have and end the season with their current win percentages. The low end of the range would give the team the number of lottery balls that the 3rd worst team in the league gets. The high end of the range would practically push them out of the lottery – 13th/14th worst team. Once again, this is all based off of assumptions and they probably will end up somewhere in the middle. Currently they have a .343 batting average and over the final 15 games that would equate to them wining 5 games – if everything holds true to serve.
       
      I am not really big into teams intentionally tanking, but I am into them giving their younger guys a few extra minutes to see what they’ve got. Middleton has been getting a few extra minutes lately and with Knight’s injury I would like to see English get some run. What do they have to lose besides games?

      • Mar 14, 201310:41 am
        by Huddy

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        If we win all the rest of our games we get a worse draft pick and if we lose all of them we will get a better draft pick, but it is more likely we win some and lose some so we don’t really know whats going to happen…thanks for the info.

        • Mar 14, 201311:52 am
          by G

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          Do I sense…sarcasm?

          • Mar 14, 201312:09 pm
            by Huddy

            No way! I truly enjoyed the in-depth statistical analysis…nope sarcasm.

    • Mar 14, 201311:47 am
      by Mark

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      I thought POR would be are 1 chance at a win, but not anymore the way we are playing. I suspect LMA will dominate Monroe as all bigs do nowadays, and Lillard will go off on Calderon, and we won’t have a chance. POR just beat SA by 30 the other day – a team that beat us by 40 last week. If that logic works, it means we could lose to POR by 70! (and I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened either!)

      Its to the point now where I question if Dumars still has the same interest in resigning Calderon. Its not that he’s played bad – he’s actually been one of our only good players (though his defense has been one of our worst) – But you can’t ignore that despite how good he may play on offense, we are a MUCH worse team overall. The win % speaks for itself. 1-9 in our last 10. 

      Will Drummond remedy a lot of that? Yes, I think so. But I’m not so sure you invest a good portion of your capspace in resigning this guys anymore, when you could argue that he’s actually made us a worse team overall.

      The goal of this capspace to needs to be about adding players who definitely without a doubt make us a better team. Based on how we’ve played since the All-Star weekend, you can’t say Calderon makes us better. You could say he makes us worse. Thats not what we need to be spending 6-7 mil of our capspace on. 

      Knight may not be the answer at PG either, but I’m not sure Calderon is anymore either.
       

      • Mar 14, 201311:47 am
        by Mark

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        *Meant to type “our” in that first sentence

      • Mar 14, 201312:22 pm
        by Mrshourite

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        You said it best in your first paragraph. Monroe continuously gets dominated by the opposing front court. I’m sorry but his production doesn’t make up for his piss poor defense, or lack off. Kind of makes his comments the other day seem kind of contradictory. Starting to wonder if his stats are kind of meaningless since they rarely lead to wins plus he’s not very efficient. Point being I don’t think you can blame our defensive lapse solely on Calderon. Since the trade we haven’t had Drummond at all, Knight has been in and out of the lineup and Moose has been playing soft as warm butter. his constant whining to the officials is starting to really get annoying. someone on the coaching staff needs to let him know that his complaining to the refs sometimes hurts us by removing himself from the play.

        You would have to be clueless to think that Jose doesn’t lack on the defensive end but that’s not the reason we brought him here though. I would rather get an ounce of defense from our “best player” who happens to be 6’11 with shoes on. 

  • Mar 14, 20134:30 am
    by Oakk

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    Trade Monroe + sweetener for Aldridge or Love. Drummond with either one of them will be a great frontcourt combo.

    • Mar 14, 20137:59 am
      by oats

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      Drummond is at least 5 years from his peak, at which point Aldridge will be 32. Aldridge isn’t all that much better of a player than Monroe now, but when Aldridge is declining and Monroe is at his peak in 5 years that trade will likely look really bad. Meanwhile Kevin Love is injured a lot. Do we really want to move a guy as productive as Monroe for a guy who can’t stay healthy? If their ask is not too crazy then you roll the dice, but I’m more than a bit nervous about it. That’s the other problem. What kind of sweetener does it take to get Love? His production suggests something like Monroe, Knight, Singler, a 1st round pick, and Stuckey’s expiring deal for Love and JJ Barea. I’d do it if we can talk the down to a 2nd rounder, but I’m less certain I do it as given because of Love’s injury issues. 
       
      I think Detroit needs to try to do better than Aldridge in a Monroe trade. I think people are too fixated on finding a front court partner for Drummond when we don’t actually have any evidence that Monroe is not a good fit next to him. Why not give them a chance to prove if they can be a good fit before we start trying so desperately to move the one of the two who is actually a good starter. I think Drummond projects as a considerably better player, but one of them is a fringe All Star and the other hasn’t started a game. Why are we so certain Monroe needs to go? Why not wait to see how they develop, and see how well they fit together before sending one of them out the door. I get the Love thing since Love is actually a much better player than Monroe, but it seems people are far too ready to dump our best player just to get a better fit next to a relative unknown.

      • Mar 14, 20132:02 pm
        by tarsier

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        Agreed here. no sense in trading Monroe unless it turns out he and Drummond aren’t as incredibly compatible as their skill sets make it look like they should be.

        And, if trading Monroe, the payout better be a whole heck of a lot better than Aldridge. Aldridge is pretty comparable to Jefferson or Millsap, who could be had in FA without giving up anything more than cap space.

  • Mar 14, 20138:53 am
    by Blocks by Dre

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    5th draft pick here we come!

  • Mar 14, 20139:01 am
    by kevin

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    Yeah I was thinking the same, trade Monroe  for love 

  • Mar 14, 20139:14 am
    by Robert

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    Giving Singler a C+ for giving up dunks to Barnes? Sorry, but you need to give Singler a better grade and drop Monroe’s D- to a F for that. Those dunks were results of Monroe not picking Barnes up after Singler got nasty screens laid on him. Monroe’s defense is so terrible, it makes the whole team look bad. 

    • Mar 14, 201312:27 pm
      by Mrshourite

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      Yep! Greg is often cut some slack because he supposed is our “best player” who would be a solid 2nd or 3rd best player on a contender. His defense or lack of defensive effort has been UNACCEPTABLE!
      I’m still kind of pissed he didn’t rush to help Brandon Knight off the deck after his blown assignment on that Deandre Jordan dunk. The least he could have done. He should have took Bk7 out to dinner that night.  

  • Mar 14, 20139:17 am
    by Clint in Flint

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    How about a trade with New York? Frank for Laimbeer! 

    • Mar 14, 20139:23 am
      by G

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      Or Rodney Stuckey for Tamika Catchings? Stuckey’s trade value has never been higher this season!

      • Mar 14, 20139:51 am
        by Clint in Flint

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        Sounds like a winner!

      • Mar 14, 201311:49 am
        by Mark

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        I’d take Cheryl ford over Stuckey and I’m not joking

  • Mar 14, 20139:18 am
    by G

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    Meh…

  • Mar 14, 20139:58 am
    by mixmasta

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    Looks like the comment box gets fewer and fewer these past few games.

    • Mar 14, 201310:07 am
      by MIKEYDE248

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      I think that has something to do with the games getting harder and harder to watch too.  If you’re not watching the game, it’s hard to comment on it.

  • Mar 14, 201310:09 am
    by MIKEYDE248

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    You have to give Brian Hill a little bit of a break.  He took over the team at a very bad time.  Most nights he has been missing a couple of their better players, on the road, to all playoff bound teams.  I don’t think Frank would have faired any better.

  • Mar 14, 201310:59 am
    by jerrific

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    Bynum’s grade seem’s needlessly negative. He’s the only piston that genuinely had a pretty good game,  yet the highlight of his night is apparently “didn’t hit any 3′s or ft’s.” He doesn’t really do either of those on a consistent basis anyway. 

    • Mar 14, 201311:57 am
      by G

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      He got a ‘B’ for playing good not great. What do you want?

      • Mar 14, 201312:47 pm
        by jerrific

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        He had 16 points on 8 for 13 shooting to go with four assists, three steals, and only one turnover. That’s an A game for a roleplayer, especially on this team.  But the grade isn’t even my gripe, I just don’t understand the focus on a negativity (no ft’s or 3′s) for the only player that legitimately played well by any standard,  if not great. This team is too bad not to focus on the good when it’s there.  

        • Mar 14, 20132:29 pm
          by G

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          I said he was good, not great. He got a ‘B’, which is a good, not great grade. A great game for Bynum would be 20+ points and at least 8 assists, or a game when his points + assists = 28 or more. He’s had 4 of those games so far, by the way. The way the team as a whole played,  guy has to put out a spectacular effort to earn an ‘A’.

          If it makes you feel any better, Bynum would probably own less than 1% of the pie if we were using my sh– pie graphic instead of grades.

  • Mar 14, 201311:06 am
    by sebastian

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    Brian Hill is only confirming what I already knew – he needs to be fired along with L. Frank on April 18th.
    I mean why is Brian Hill even still on the Pistons coaching staff. Correct me if I’m wrong, but hasn’t Brian Hill been hanging around on the Pistons bench, since Kuester continued the demolition of OUR Pistons after Curry’s single season of distruction.

  • Mar 14, 201311:10 am
    by GET WELL SUSAN

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    Does anyone really care if we win?

    Frankly, I’ll be pissed if we go on a meaningless win streak….

    That causes us to lose a higher lotterly position.

    Im at the point where im like …let Drummond Rest… what 15-16 games left? No Worries

    • Mar 14, 201311:59 am
      by G

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      I’m going to the 2nd to last game of the season. They can bring back Drummond for the last 2 or 3 games, right?

    • Mar 14, 201312:16 pm
      by Huddy

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      Seriously, I think were at the point where any win is a negative for the team.  I found myself somewhat upset when I saw us closing the gap last night.  This is not a draft full of obvious all stars, but there is still a huge difference between picking top 5 and picking top 10 with who will be available.  I don’t like watching bad basketball and I feel for the players that have to deal with losing, but the draft can have a huge impact on our success for years to come so it is worth it.  If we had a chance of making the playoffs then I might feel differently because playoff experience is important for young guys, but really the two young guys that need PT the most are out AND we are no where near playoff contention…its definitely time to be honest about whats best for the team.

      • Mar 14, 201312:48 pm
        by Tom Y.

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        I think that sometimes, then I see the players get excited when they fight hard and look to have a chance at winning. Can’t root against your own players when they’re trying to win.

        However, I am in favor of lineup experiments and long rests to ailing players. That way, the guys on the court can play hard and probably still lose, while injured players get a chance to fully heal and the team gets some info on bench players. 

  • Mar 14, 201311:35 am
    by jacob

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    This team is showing us that we need a lot more than just a high lottery pick if we want to compete next year.

    • Mar 14, 201312:18 pm
      by Huddy

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      This team is playing without its last two lottery picks and has cap space to do a lot more than just get a high lottery pick…they are not that far from being able to compete.

  • Mar 14, 201311:40 am
    by Corey

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    Seriously…. A top 6 pick means one of Banks, Porter, Oladipo, (Noel), McLemore, or Muhamad for sure. This season is so over. Keep losing.
     

    • Mar 14, 201312:51 pm
      by Tom Y.

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      Do you mean Burks?

      BTW, both Draftexpress and Chad Ford now have us picking Anthony Bennett. Draftexpress has us taking him ahead of both Oladipo and Porter. What’s up with that?

      • Mar 14, 201312:53 pm
        by Tom Y.

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        OK, looking again it says team needs have not yet been taken into account… so I guess he’s just his 6th overall prospect for now. Which is great, I’d love for him and some of the centers to be in the upper half, so we can have Porter or Oladipo.

        • Mar 14, 20132:04 pm
          by oats

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          Just for clarity, DraftExpress isn’t factoring in team need but Chad Ford is. I’m guessing you know that though. I actually really like Bennet, just not nearly as much as Porter or even Oladipo for Detroit. As far as I can tell Ford has Detroit’s board being McLemore, Porter, Oladipo, Muhammad, Bennet, Harris, and Len. Marcus Smart and Nerlens Noel are functionally not on the board because there is no way Detroit can get them and not have Porter or McLemore on the board as well.  As far as I can tell Ford wouldn’t have Detroit take Bennet with a top 6 pick because someone higher on their board is always there. Honestly, that feels about right.

      • Mar 14, 20132:31 pm
        by G

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        Who’s Burks?

  • Mar 14, 201312:06 pm
    by Pratik

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    Keep losing! Totally agree. Don’t think we need to trade Monroe until we start Drummond and Monroe on a consistent basis. 

    I really hope we continue to lose and have an opportunity to draft someone in the top 5. Although, I don’t believe Detroit is a great destination for young players to develop as proven in the past and in the present. Knight, Monroe, and Drummond are great young talents, but we need to be committed to them instead of always changing their positions. Never agreed with Knight going to the two, same goes with Stuckey. Knight isn’t a great point guard, but basically he’s played one complete season at PG, approximately half a season in his rookie year, and half this year.

    Moving forward I’d like to see him go back to PG, not sign Calderon, and draft either a good 2 or 3. And whatever position still needs to be filled after the draft, we go for free agents accordingly. So if we draft Otto Porter, then I say we go for Mayo. If we somehow get the #1 pick (continue tanking and have a lot of luck), then we get McLemore and sign a good 3. Other options at the 2, would definitely go for Oladipo (because he’s a good defender as well!), we already have a lot of guys who can score, we need team players. Not too sure about Muhammed though.

    But by drafting a good pick in the top 3 or 5, we can target big free agents by pitching the Drummond/Monroe factor, plus a good backcourt with Knight. Even if we suck after that, it will be okay as long as Stuckey, CV, Will Bynum, and Jason Maxiell are all gone next season. I would sign Calderon if he agrees to be a starting PG off the bench. He’s no doubt an elite PG, but developing a young team, we have to show faith in Knight and continue to move forward with the rebuild. 

    • Mar 14, 201312:26 pm
      by Huddy

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      Why move Knight back to PG when he has played better at SG?  You didn’t agree with Stuckey at the 2 either?  That is his preference and he plays better there too.  There is no winning when Discussing BK7, either he is playing poorly at PG but just needs time or he is playing well at SG but we shouldn’t have given up on him at PG.  The kid has started his whole career.  Most rookies are lucky to be solid role players their first few years and the Pistons are ragged on for giving guys the ultimate opportunity to show their skills.  I get that he was moved from PG to SG but really its not like it has hurt his production.

      • Mar 14, 20131:37 pm
        by GEORGIO

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        I’m afraid that’s NOT his preference, his preference was backup PG not SG or SF. He wants the ball in his hands not running off screens or standing in the corner waiting for a shot.

        • Mar 14, 20131:53 pm
          by Huddy

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          Preference may be an unfair term as I do not know Stuckey personally.  His production at PG with the Pistons has been horrible, having the ball in his hands does not increase his terrible percentage finishing at the rim or passing ability.  But like last night’s production shows he has ability to be a scoring SG when he isn’t running the PG.  I don’t like him at any position because of how inefficient he is, but standing in the corner and running off screens is not some bizarre basketball mandate for the SG position.  Plenty of players are allowed to isolate and drive from positions other than the PG.  Not sure you are a supporter of him or whatever but regardless of his personal preference he has proven to not shine at any position really.

    • Mar 14, 20131:14 pm
      by oats

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      Sorry, but it’s absurd to say Knight has only had a single year at the point. Last year was a 66 game season, or only 16 short of a full season. Throw in another 48 games at point guard this year and we are looking at 114 games at the point, which is much closer to 1 and a half seasons than just one. Despite having nearly a full year at the point last year he made exactly no progress from year one to year two. What’s more, he still passes how he did in college. We’ve got a decent amount of evidence to suggest that Knight is not a starting point guard and won’t be by next season. Even if we are dead set on making Knight into a point guard, handing him the starting job is not the only way to do it. Why not make him the second team point guard behind Calderon? You can even start him at the 2 and then juggle his minutes so that he is spending about half his time there and half his time playing point guard with the second team. If we do that then we won’t muddle our ability to judge the Monroe/Drummond front court due to bad point guard play.
       
      Personally I think Knight is clearly not a point guard. His skill set seems to be a better fit at the 2. Becoming a good shooting guard requires fine tuning his existing skill set while playing point guard requires him to add a skill set that clearly does not come naturally to him. One of those is much easier than the other. But again, playing him at the 2 doesn’t keep him from running the second team offense. You don’t have to make him the starter at the point to not give up on him there.

  • Mar 14, 201312:31 pm
    by Pistons87

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    I don’t understand why everyone piles on Calderon for bad D.  News flash – All of our Guards suck on D!  The latest Defensive Rating from basketball reference for our top 4 Guards plus Kyle.

    Will Bynum Drtg=110
    Jose Calderon Drtg=110
    Kyle Singler = 110 
    Brandon Knight Drtg = 111
    Rodney Stuckey Drtg = 111     
       
    Then look at Offensive rating and you’ll see why Calderon is far and away the best of this horrible bunch:
    Will Bynum Ortg=100 (-10 Net)
    Jose Calderon Ortg=128 (+18 Net)
    Kyle Singler = Ortg 103 (-7 Net)
    Brandon Knight Ortg = 100 (-11 Net)
    Rodney Stuckey Ortg = 102 (-9 Net)

    At least Brandon and Kyle might improve. Rodney and Will have fairly consistent numbers the last few years, they are what they are.  Horrible defenders.

    • Mar 14, 201312:59 pm
      by Tom Y.

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      Great data. Calderon is limited because he’s a little slower and less athletic than many guys, but he still often does a surprisingly good job on D. He certainly tries hard. And the offensive numbers are amazing – especially considering he hasn’t even had Drummond to throw lobs to yet.

  • Mar 14, 201312:44 pm
    by Mrshourite

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    True, I think if all of us Piston fans our tired of losing and truly want to be competive for the playoffs next year and beyond then it may be wise to keep Knight at SG and not continue to invest years trying to convert him to a PG. I’m open to upgrading the backcourt if possible. Ideally drafting or signing a big guard like Mayo, or Tyreke and getting rid of a apathetic Stuckey. Push come to shove I wouldn’t be mad if we used Knight like a Manu, Crawford or Jason Terry in being the 6th man off the bench backing up the 1 or 2 guard positions. Only if we upgrade though.

    We need more of an interior presence too. We can’t hang our hat on just waiting on Drummond to come back to even attempt to try and play D. I know I it’s not easy to find a good defensive big man, but that’s why I wouldn’t be mad at getting Josh Smith. Shot selection aside he could help us out tremendously on D. Defense needs to be a team concept but its obvious that some if not most of our players lack the desire and some the ability to consistently play defense on a high level. So we need to bring in players who have that desire and ability, because it would be unfair to put that all on Drummond. 

  • Mar 14, 20134:58 pm
    by piston moribund

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    True story.  Was watching the game with my wife(very rare).  She asked me who the awkward tall guy was who seemed a bit uncoordinated was.  I told her that was suppose to be the best player on the team, Bullwinkle.  Then she asked me why he was being dominated by another tall white guy who could barely jump, I told her that’s because Bogut use to be really good before he was injured?!? But now he is not quite as good as he use to be and can only manage a 4 in vertical leap.  I shrug, realized what I had just said and I turned the TV off and went to bed.

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