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Easy
05-11-2005, 07:59 AM
I live overseas & rarely get to watch games, & I am more familiar with box scores than "how" players actually play on the court.

So, what would be the best roatation to throw against the Pistons. From what I read & hear on this site & in articles is that Reggie just can't keep
up with Rip & any attempt to switch him off onto Prince would be a post-up disaster for the Blue & Gold.

So, would moving James Jones higher into the rotation (like a 6th man)
help matters out at all? He comes in for Reggie yet matches up with
Prince (he has the height & length...ability?) & Jax could match up with
Rip.

Should Reggie's minutes be allotted differently in this series than how they
usually are?

Does Pollard fit in anywhere? He recieved praise here & there throughout
the season for his contributions. Any player who's willing to body Shaq
should get some minutes against Big Ben--at least he could block out!

Anyway, I'm looking for replies...will be listening to Slick & Mark via the
Internet tomorrow morning.

Thx,

Easy

jmoney2584
05-11-2005, 08:13 AM
yea i would like to see pollard at least get in there, he doesn't take **** from from ****s like wallace and will get scrappy and boxout for sure...but his offensive game is..well...non existant

3ptmiller
05-11-2005, 09:06 AM
I live overseas & rarely get to watch games, & I am more familiar with box scores than "how" players actually play on the court.

So, what would be the best roatation to throw against the Pistons. From what I read & hear on this site & in articles is that Reggie just can't keep
up with Rip & any attempt to switch him off onto Prince would be a post-up disaster for the Blue & Gold.

So, would moving James Jones higher into the rotation (like a 6th man)
help matters out at all? He comes in for Reggie yet matches up with
Prince (he has the height & length...ability?) & Jax could match up with
Rip.

Should Reggie's minutes be allotted differently in this series than how they
usually are?

Does Pollard fit in anywhere? He recieved praise here & there throughout
the season for his contributions. Any player who's willing to body Shaq
should get some minutes against Big Ben--at least he could block out!

Anyway, I'm looking for replies...will be listening to Slick & Mark via the
Internet tomorrow morning.

Thx,

Easy

Actually Reggie keeped up with RIP very good, its just that they didnt played Reggie on offense, they totally forgot him... they didnt even pass him so much , instead they went for JO and JAX who shot like 5 of 20 attempts i think. I hope we see more screen plays & passes for Reggie in Game 2, we need to get him involved... thats all!

Unclebuck
05-11-2005, 10:23 AM
I don't think Pollard will be of much help in this series. He's not quick enough to deal with the Pistons frontline.

Bringing JJ in early and playing him with Jax is worth taking a look at.

Anthem
05-11-2005, 11:28 AM
I don't think Pollard will be of much help in this series. He's not quick enough to deal with the Pistons frontline.

No? I thought he looked a lot more agile than Dale out there...

flakcatcher
05-11-2005, 12:16 PM
More Foster. When he's not on the floor, Big Ben eats everything that comes off the rim or backboard.

Bball
05-11-2005, 12:25 PM
I seem to remember Pollard looking OK the final reg season Piston game.

-Bball

ChicagoJ
05-11-2005, 12:30 PM
Too bad Harrison's not ready/ healthy/ on the playoff roster.

Neither Wallace is a "true center"; I'd love to be able to beat back on them.

Anthem
05-11-2005, 12:38 PM
I seem to remember Pollard looking OK the final reg season Piston game.

-Bball

Agree completely. Let's get Ben thrown out of Game 3.

brich
05-11-2005, 01:01 PM
I would definitely like to see more Pollard, but as long as we have a good set of offensive scorers around him. It isn't that I think Pollard is any better or worse than Dale or Foster, I just think that we need to throw every big guy that we have at the Pistons. Dale is probably our best bet underneath as long as he is fresh and rested, but right now, I think that Foster deserves more minutes. Jeff is just working his tail off, and he is getting good things in return.

If I were Carlisle I would reward playing time for whoever blocks out. We have a hard enough time as it is getting rebounds without putting a body on Ben Wallace. I would also consider offensive rebounds. I don't know what the stats were the other night, but Jeff usually seems to do very well with offensive boards.

If we continue to run our offense through three guys, which I don't recommend, then I would even consider going with a very big lineup. It would have to make sense from a matchup standpoint, but it would be interesting to experiment with a lineup that included Jermaine and two of our three big guys (Foster/Pollard/Davis). I certainly wouldn't go with this the entire game, but if Jermaine could get it going with his mid-range jumpshot and our guards could contribute from the outside, we would have a couple of big bodies to gobble up some rebounds underneath.

I don't think this is the optimal way to go, because it would be too easy for Detroit to defend us, and Brown could easily exploit matchup problems. However, if we are going to continue with "isolation hour," then it might not be that bad. At least we would have good interior defense and better rebounding. I don't think that Reggie would be on the floor with a lineup like this, but if Reggie isn't invovled on the offensive end, then I think he becomes a liability. He needs to be able to cancel out RIP.

I know that Carlisle as talked about running more of an uptempo game, but the only uptempo lineup I can envision would be Jax/Johnson/Fred Jones/James Jones/Jermaine O'neal (or Foster). Reggie and Dale would tire out, and Tinsley doesn't have his wind yet.

I am sort of thinking out loud with this post, but boy, our coaching staff really has its hands full. Probably the best way to pick the lock of Detroit's defense is outside shooting. Our Smits/Mullin/Rose/Perkins etc. team would have matched up well with the Pistons.

jmoney2584
05-11-2005, 05:28 PM
yea, the 2000 team would have had a young dale davis which would have prevented a Ben Wallace outbreak unlike the new...or rather old DD did in game 1