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    Default Detroit's bench is better than last year's, huh

    STARTERSMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AOREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS
    Tayshaun Prince, SF417-150-00-05273001314
    Rasheed Wallace, FC406-150-31-11672101513
    Ben Wallace, FC384-100-02-2710173133410
    Richard Hamilton, SG4110-200-13-43255001223
    Chauncey Billups, PG388-153-67-71234102126
    BENCHMINFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AOREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS
    Antonio McDyess, PF120-20-00-0112000130
    Carlos Arroyo, PG120-10-10-0000200120
    Carlos Delfino, SG70-10-10-0000020110
    Lindsey Hunter, PG50-20-00-0011000010
    Darvin Ham, SF61-10-00-3101000122
    Elden Campbell, CDNP COACH'S DECISION
    Darko Milicic, FCDNP COACH'S DECISION
    TOTALSFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AOREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS
    36-823-1213-171924431953122488
    43.9%25.0%76.5%Team TO (pts off): 13 (14)

    And Darvin only scored cause he played for us for like 2 seconds.

    (And yes K, we know, it's all Gar Heard's fault. )

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    Default Re: Detroit's bench is better than last year's, huh

    To be fair they took only 7 shots and 2 were 3's. But ham should have had one FT. But yeah our bench AKA 3rd stringers is better than theirs.

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    Default Re: Detroit's bench is better than last year's, huh

    Quote Originally Posted by Destined4Greatness
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    To be fair they took only 7 shots and 2 were 3's. But ham should have had one FT. But yeah our bench AKA 3rd stringers is better than theirs.
    It's not just the points, but the minutes, or lack thereof. If your bench is worth a damn your starters shouldn't average 39.5 minutes per.
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    The Pistons' bench stinks. It's the main reason the Pistons won't repeat. McDyess' production has been slipping lately, Arroyo's awful defensively (he couldn't guard me), and (Stephen A. Smith voice) Carlos Delfino (end Stephen A. Smith voice) hasn't helped at all. Ham was the only one who played decent, but he played 2 minutes too long.

    Dumars has his work cut out for him improving this group in the summer. And the Pacers are much, much deeper. 1-15, they're the deepest team in the league, easy.

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    Darvin Ham played 5 minutes for us, whats up with that? I never knew he was a Pacer.

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    I've watched the last 4 Pistons games...and I really don't know what's up with Arroyo. He honestly looks horrible out there - and can't hit a shot if his life depended on it. When the trade first went down, I thought he was going to be a guy who brought a serious scoring punch off the bench.

    I still like Delfino - I think he's going to be a player.

    And Darko still doesn't get playing time - I dunno how he's going to get better.

    And I notice Ham is getting a lot of PT lately...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarey
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    I've watched the last 4 Pistons games...and I really don't know what's up with Arroyo. He honestly looks horrible out there - and can't hit a shot if his life depended on it. When the trade first went down, I thought he was going to be a guy who brought a serious scoring punch off the bench.

    I still like Delfino - I think he's going to be a player.

    And Darko still doesn't get playing time - I dunno how he's going to get better.

    And I notice Ham is getting a lot of PT lately...
    Arroyo's confidence seems shot. He looks too afraid of getting his shot blocked, and looks confused running the offense.

    As for Delfino, he's way too inconsistent to count on if you want to be a championship team, which I assume the Pistons are still trying to be. I think Dumars will get a veteran wing this summer, or at least try to.

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    I didn't see the game myself but it looks like Van Horn OWNED the Pistons

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    Quote Originally Posted by shags
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    As for Delfino, he's way too inconsistent to count on if you want to be a championship team, which I assume the Pistons are still trying to be. I think Dumars will get a veteran wing this summer, or at least try to.
    Do you think that Dumars would be willing to part with Arroyo? Even this early into things (assuming he keeps this level of mediocrity up).

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    Default Re: Detroit's bench is better than last year's, huh

    Quote Originally Posted by tora tora
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    I didn't see the game myself but it looks like Van Horn OWNED the Pistons
    Well, the Pistons decided to take the first 22 minutes off. Can't do that against a team as good as Dallas. That's why they lost.

    But Van Horn had two huge 3's in the 4th quarter. That was a good pickup for Dallas.

    Btw, you have my favorite avator of this thread, easily.

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    Default Re: Detroit's bench is better than last year's, huh

    Quote Originally Posted by rcarey
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    Do you think that Dumars would be willing to part with Arroyo? Even this early into things (assuming he keeps this level of mediocrity up).
    I don't think he'll trade him this summer, unless he gets a great offer. I'm certainly not ready to give up on him. I don't think he gets moved next season.

    After next season, though, he's got 2 years, $8 million left on his contract. Relatively reasonable and movable.

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    Btw, you have my favorite avator of this thread, easily.
    Well, your choices are:
    • Jackson dunking in your house.
    • Jermaine celebrating in your house.
    • Primoz Brezec doing........well, I really don't know.
    • Hottie McHotterson posing for the camera.
    If I were a Pistons fan, I'd have to agree with you too!

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    Default Re: Detroit's bench is better than last year's, huh

    I still think our bench is a lot more talented than last year's. Arroyo is a damn good point guard, we just aren't running any good plays for him.

    I'm holding out judgement on this bench as a whole until larry brown comes back......Gar Hears would be a .400 coach with any team in the NBA. He's just that bad.

    He sent Darvin Ham out there to guard Dirk tonight. I have nothing else to say. The man is a world-class cancer.

    Unlike you shags, I'm not ready to give up on the defending NBA champions. Our problems are mostly effort-based, not talent. Our problems off the bench stem more from poor chemistry than anything else. I've lost count of the amount of times that I've seen Arroyo and Delfino practically run into each other out of unfamiliarity. McDyess is a better player than ANYTHING we had on the bench last year, we just can't get him the ball on the block.

    I LIKE the peices we have as a team. We really don't have any holes, talent-wise. We just have to put it all together, and I believe we will.

    Rasheed is SO much healthier than he was last June, and he's beginning to show the take-charge attitude in the post that I've been waiting to see for 1 1/2 years. If that happens, just book us in the finals. Nobody in the east, Miami included, would be able to stop us.

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    Default Re: Detroit's bench is better than last year's, huh

    We don't have a bench. Our bench are our starters.
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    Default Re: Detroit's bench is better than last year's, huh

    Quote Originally Posted by rcarey
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    Well, your choices are:

    • Jackson dunking in your house.
    • Jermaine celebrating in your house.
    • Primoz Brezec doing........well, I really don't know.
    • Hottie McHotterson posing for the camera.
    If I were a Pistons fan, I'd have to agree with you too!
    Lets add Big Ben being owned.

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